What to Expect After Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can provide results, whether you want to diminish lines and wrinkles, achieve fuller, softer-looking lips, or restore lost volume to facial features. Dermal fillers come in a range of formulas so that we can choose the ideal one for your treatment

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

We offer two types of dermal fillers, Belotero® and Restylane®. Both are made of hyaluronic acid, the most popular dermal filler material. This molecule occurs as a natural part of the skin’s structure, and it attracts and holds moisture, making the skin fuller and more hydrated.  While both contain the same material, the formulations work differently for better results in different areas. 

Belotero® excels at filling deep lines and wrinkles. Its soft gel formula works well for difficult areas. Restylane® encompasses a family of dermal fillers and can address lines and wrinkles around the mouth, enhance the lips, and add volume. The hyaluronic acid in both formulas works with the skin to add immediate volume, then draws in additional volume as the hyaluronic acid attracts moisture. This lifts the skin from beneath, filling in the lines and wrinkles and diminishing their appearance. 

What to Expect After Dermal Fillers

Your dermal filler session will last about half an hour, depending on how many injections you need. Some of the injections contain lidocaine, so each one makes the following ones more comfortable. Because of the lidocaine, you may have some mild numbness right after the treatment that will wear off within a few hours. 

The most common effects people notice after dermal fillers are mild swelling, bruising, or soreness. These will resolve on their own and will only last for a few days. You will be able to see your results immediately after your session, with lines and wrinkles diminished right away. Unlike some dermal filler materials, hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the body, so the chances of causing a reaction are almost nonexistent. 

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*Individual results may vary.

What Can Dermal Fillers Treat?

Dermal fillers have a wide variety of uses, including improvements in the following areas:

Nasolabial Creases

These folds run from the corners of the nose to the sides of the mouth and become more obvious when you smile. Dermal fillers can add volume below these folds to lift them and make them less visible. 

Lines and Wrinkles

Lines and wrinkles that respond well to dermal fillers include lines around the mouth and eyes, including fine vertical lines around the lips. We can use dermal fillers to treat lines and wrinkles almost anywhere on the face. 

Thin Lips

We have dermal fillers specially designed for enhancing the lips. This requires a thin, flexible formula that can keep up with the lips’ constant motion while still maintaining its volume to give you a fuller, plumper look. 

Lost Volume

Areas such as the cheeks can lose volume with age. Dermal fillers designed for use in this area can restore volume to the cheeks or other areas of the face, giving you back your full, youthful-looking cheeks. 

Facial Contouring

Dermal fillers can improve your facial contours by adding volume to areas like the cheeks and chin where people would like to see more sculpted features. Dermal fillers add a natural-looking enhancement that can subtly boost facial contours. 

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What Results Will I See With Dermal Fillers?

You will see results immediately, and they may even improve over the next few days as the hyaluronic acid draws moisture into the skin. Results can last anywhere from six months to two years. Thinner formulas like those used as lip fillers last the shortest amount of time due to the mobility and flexibility of the lips. Formulas made to hold up as a cheek filler or boost nasolabial folds can last eighteen months or longer.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

Almost anyone makes a good candidate for dermal fillers made with hyaluronic acid. The body recognizes and does not react to this material, making it very safe as a dermal filler. You should not have dermal filler injections if you have an infection in the treatment area. Because hyaluronic acid is safe and the injections have few to no side effects, most people can get dermal fillers. 

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Ready for dermal fillers? Schedule a consultation with Luminesse Laser & Skin Clinic. To reach us, kindly complete our online contact form or call (613) 727-0714. We provide the best laser and skin treatments in the entire Ottawa/Gatineau area. 

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