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Dermal Fillers

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Frequently asked questions

NON-SURGICAL FACIAL RESTORATION using dermal fillers can enhance almost any area of the face by volumizing, lifting, and diminishing the appearance of wrinkles and creases, eliminate hollows and a sunken in facial appearance.

Common areas of treatment are: cheeks, lips (volume enhancement and lip lines), nasolabial lines (smile lines), marionette lines (corners of mouth and below) jawline, and tear troughs (hollows under the eyes).

Renew Medical Aesthetics offers a variety of FDA-approved hyaluronic acid dermal fillers that help men and women restore their youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also cushioning and supporting collagen and elastin.

All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment, attend ‘fresh faced’ if possible. Contamination with makeup can cause infection.

Taking the following within 1 week of treatment may increase your risk of bruising – Alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, Fish oils, Gingko Biloba, Vitamins C and E.

Do cancel if you are at all unwell, even minor coughs and colds can increase your risk of post treatment complications.

Reschedule if you think you have or are developing a cold sore. Treatment around the mouth can trigger or spread cold sore infections. If you are prone to developing cold sores then it is important to inform me as I may to prescribe some prophylactic medication.

Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin and provide immediate results. Some redness and swelling will be seen immediately after treatment.

It is best to allow 2-4 weeks before returning for follow up photos and before adding additional filler. 

Prior to treatment a topical numbing cream is placed on the skin. Not everyone does this extra step, but I feel it helps provide minimal discomfort with the treatment. Ice may also be helpful as a numbing of the skin prior to the tiny needle injection. All of the dermal fillers offered contain Lidocaine (local anesthetic) within them to provide pain relief during the treatment. These treatments are tolerated well. Some areas of treatment, such as the lips, are more sensitive than others.

If you are allergic to LIDOCAINE unfortunately you are unable to get dermal fillers.

There is no specific downtime associated with dermal fillers. However, there is always a risk for bruising and swelling so plan for treatment at least 2 weeks before any big events (party, wedding, vacations, etc.).

Refraining from smoking and taking anti-inflammatory drugs for at least two weeks before treatment will also reduce the risk of bruising.

The longevity of the results depends on the specific filler used and the area of treatment.

Different treatment areas last longer than others.

More specifics will be discussed during your personalized consultation.

Every client will be different and your personal goals can be discussed at your consultation.

However, specific areas will need more than others. In general, 1 syringe of filler is 1ml. As we age our face changes in multiple ways. Some changes include but not limited to resorption of facial bones, changes in subcutaneous tissues and resorption and or descent of facial fat pads. Our youthful faces include high cheek bones and a small chin but with midface volume loss as described above we are left with flattened cheeks leading to increase in nasolabial folds, marionette lines as well as jowls.

Other areas of are face are also affected by the changes of aging. Including but not limited to lips and the creation of lip lines, often referred to as “smokers’ lines”. Other factors can lead to some of the changes we see within our lips as well as around our mouths. These include lip atrophy, changes in dentition, soft tissue volume loss, as well as the resorption of the mandibular bone.

These changes to volume loss drive the need for facial fillers.

Most people are able to continue with normal activities. Some will have some redness, pin-prick marks, swelling (particularly following a lip treatment) which should settle within a few days. Cold packs may be advised to help alleviate swelling and arnica may be recommended to reduce bruising.

Bruising and swelling may be more apparent the next day and can take up 1 week or so to disappear. Exposure to heat and the sun can prolong or worsen these possible side effects. Tenderness should settle within 48 hours.

After treatment it is expected that you will see an improvement straight away although due to initial swelling, the product may feel hard or lumpy or asymmetrical immediately afterwards. The final results are best judged at a 2-week review appointment.

Make-up should not be worn for 6 hours and the skin should be kept clean, with normal cleansing. Do not use cleansing wipes which may irritate the skin.

Avoid sun bathing and extremes of heat for 14 days as this has been shown to increase and prolong swelling. Avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise and massage (unless specifically asked to do so) on the day of treatment.

The best candidates for fillers are physically healthy and have realistic expectations about treatment outcome. This treatment is not for pregnant or lactating women. You should not have any dermal fillers within two weeks of any dental work, antibiotic use, or any skin infections. Clients with a history of any auto-immune disease should contract their primary/specialty physician prior to treatment, this could affect healing process and/or results.

If you are allergic to LIDOCAINE unfortunately you are unable to get dermal fillers.

A FREE consultation will be able to better assess and plan your future treatments which are customized for you and your aesthetic goals.

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