Anti-aging treatments like dermal fillers are highly-effective injectables that can make you look younger without invasive surgery. Safe and powerful, there many options available today, each injectable is designed to address a different issue. You can correct anything from hollow cheeks to a wrinkled forehead. Fast and virtually painless, injectable treatments require minimal recovery time.
While the formulations and benefits may differ, the process is similar overall with neurotoxins or fillers. The treatment is delivered with an ultra-fine needled into the targeted area beneath the skin.
Basically, the procedure involves science applied with an artist’s hand. The injector must have experience and an aesthetic eye. Both are necessary to determine the most effective injectable, how much to inject, and where to administer it to achieve optimal results. The goal is for the patient to look natural, not overdone. Therefore, it is very important you go to a skilled professional with experience using a variety of dermal fillers and neurotoxins.
Although everyone would love to restore their youthful appearance immediately, it can take 7–10 days after an injection to enjoy the full effect. It can take that long for the swelling or bruising to subside and for the treatment to settle completely. Dermal fillers can take from three days to two weeks for the final results.
One reason cosmetic injectables are so popular is that the related side effects are minimal. Swelling, redness, tenderness or bruising are quite common near the injection site. All of these issues tend to resolve in less than a week. If you are preparing for a major event, it is recommended that you schedule your filler treatment accordingly, allowing time for at least a full week of recovery time. With name-brand dermal fillers or something similar, any side effects typically subside within an hour after treatment, so you can book your injections on the same day as a social engagement.
The following medications should be stopped a week before your appointment and not be used until 3–5 days following your injections:
There are many ways to minimize the minor side effects associated with injectables, including:
For some individuals, a slight revision or a minor touch-up might be needed to achieve the desired outcome. A one to two-week wait is required to allow the first treatment to kick in fully and take maximum effect. After that time has lapsed, revisions can be made.
While injectable treatments last a long time, eventually, the anti-aging effects do wear off. Depending on the treatment used, results can last from 4-months–3-years. But there are ways to extend the results of dermal fillers. With regular maintenance treatments, you can enjoy your youthful appearance a lot longer.