7 Things To Know If You’re Thinking About Trying Dermal Fillers
Thinking of getting dermal fillers, here are seven things you have to know and consider
1. Take it one step at a time
One thing that’s important to remember when thinking about trying out dermal fillers is taking it slow. Dermal fillers can always be topped up is you aren’t fully satisfied. The effects of dermal fillers are not easy to reverse making it more important for you to take it slow at first. You can talk to your surgeon to see if they will allow you to use half a syringe. You can go back some weeks later for the best.
2. Prepare before the appointment
Before your appointment, you can’t do some things. These things include taking any aspirin or anti-inflammatory tablet, which may include ibuprofen and fish oil. The problem with these medications that makes them unsuitable for dermal filling is that they thin your blood. Thinned blood may result in bruising after your appointment. When it's 24 hrs or less before the actual appointment, you have to avoid taking alcohol or caffeine as it can result in swelling.
3. Do proper research
Nowadays, there are different variants of dermal fillers including Juvederm, and Restylane. Back in the past, the most common type of dermal filler was collagen. You have to do the necessary research into both the cost and type of filler that would work with you. Another important thing to look at is the amount. Most surgeons recommend one ml as the standard and starting point. You can do more depending on your needs and how it would look.
4. The procedure is quick
You won’t need an OR, anesthesiologist and other surgery specialists for this procedure. Normally, the surgery occurs really fast, usually doesn’t exceed an hour. Most of the time taken will be you talking to your plastic surgeon to explain your needs so they can get insights on what exactly you’d want. After that, they will use your info to assess where they will insert the filler before doing the actual inserting. The results of the surgery will show after 2-3 minutes if not instantly.
5. When possible, avoid Numbing Cream
When the dermal filler is inserted, the pain will develop especially on the Cupid’s bow. Coping with this pain is difficult which leads some people to get numbing creams just to cope with the pain. You should avoid using the cream and take the pain when possible. You have to measure how the filler feels as and when it is being filled and the only way to do so is by enduring the pain of getting the fillers put in.
6. The Procedure is not cheap
Dermal fillers are not cheap and they last for only six months. If you want to make them permanent, the only hack you can use involves money. You will get a new syringe every six months. Each syringe will cost you at least $400.
7. There are risks involved
Lip filling is not a risk-free procedure. There are variables involved. If you are allergic to some chemicals within the fillers, then there are chances of developing an allergic reaction to the fillers. In addition to that, lip fillers can trigger cold sores. Before going for your appointment, you have to take the necessary medication to prevent the cold sores from developing.
Before you go for your next appointment, keep the above-mentioned things in mind.