4 Things To Know About Fillers

June 22, 2016

In 2015 2.3 million women used injectable dermal fillers.  It has been found that most of these women consider fillers to be an everyday procedure similar to teeth whitening or hair coloring. Second in popularity only to Botox in non-invasive cosmetic procedures, fillers add volume to the face, usually filling in wrinkles and lines and by plumping up areas of the face that have lost fat pads such as cheeks.   Filler can provide you with instant results providing a more youthful and rested look with no anesthesia and no need to go under the knife.  Most patients start treatments in their 30s, 40s or 50s, but patients range in age from their 20s (usually for lip plumping), even up to their mid-80s.  Many women who have not used injectable fillers have common unfounded fears regarding them that should be addressed.

Will everyone know I’ve had dermal fillers?

Choosing to let others know your decision to have dermal fillers or any other cosmetic procedure is a personal choice.  However, the fear you will look so dramatically different after this procedure is likely just that – fear.   The results of dermal fillers are intended to be moderate, only making the patient look completely natural and refreshed.  It is the administrator’s job to tell you when enough is enough and your job to listen to them. The biggest tell-tale sign to others is bruising, redness and swelling that occurs immediately after the procedure.  These signs typically fade in a few days.   Avoiding blood thinners such as Aleve, Advil or Aspirin can help alleviate all these temporary side effects.

Is it extremely painful to get dermal fillers?

Many measures have been taken to ensure the patient is as comfortable as possible.  Dermal fillers are typically combined with lidocaine which helps alleviate the discomfort associated with needle injections.  Most administrators also choose to use a topical numbing agent prior to the injection.  When surveyed most patients associate the pain of dermal fillers with 2.5 on a 1 to 10 pain scale.  Having anything injected into the delicate areas of your face is going to be slightly uncomfortable and the only person who can judge whether or not the results will be worth your end results is you.

What if I don’t like the results are they permanent?

Communication of your expected results prior to treatment should eliminate this possibility. If for any reason you are not satisfied, most fillers last from 3-months to a year, so you may wait out results that are less than what you expected. However, it’s a lesser known fact that if you dislike the look of dermal fillers, most can be reversed using a reversing agent called hyaluronidase to break up the hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers thus eliminating them.

Who can tell me if fillers are the right choice for me?

Call Radiant Touch Laser Center in Wichita Falls, Texas at940- 264-3223 and schedule your appointment.