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What Can I Expect Before and After Injectable Treatments?

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Dermal fillers continue to grow in popularity for both women and men who want to refresh their appearance with younger, more radiant skin. It seems like just yesterday when having to undergo an invasive facelift was the only option individuals had for looking more youthful and refreshed. Today, patients have a variety of options to choose from when it comes to plumping up cheeks or volumizing their lips. Dermal fillers are noninvasive wonders that diminish fine lines and wrinkles while contouring the face to look younger. Dermal fillers are safe, feature no downtime, and can offer dramatic results.

Après Plastic Surgery and Med Spa in Portland, OR offers this age-defying solution along with several other cosmetic options for their patients. Read below as our cosmetic surgery clinic provides more information about what to expect before and after dermal fillers and how it can help you look to achieve a radiant appearance.

Injector skills matter

The popularity of injectable fillers has led to an influx of individuals taking quick courses to become injectors and jump into the cosmetic game. Injecting dermal fillers is an expert procedure and should only be administered by a qualified and trained practitioner.

While dermal fillers and other injectables are only temporary, it's vital to have a qualified professional performing your treatment. When you discuss your aesthetic goals and highlight your concerns, the injector can offer the right cosmetic solution for your needs with the appropriate filler product. Your specific treatment areas require planning and careful thought about the exact amount of injectable needed to give you your desired results. The talented team at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa have the knowledge and training necessary when it comes to the art of injectables. The ultimate goal of dermal fillers is to provide natural-looking, amazing results that will have people wondering what you've done to look so good.

Your skin before dermal fillers

With age, many notice that their skin is not as firm and dewy as it once was. Wrinkles, sagging facial skin, and facial lines are some of the gradual changes that occur. This is why so many people rely on dermal fillers for extra help. Injectable fillers are gel-like substances that are injected beneath the skin to provide a safe and effective way to temporarily replace lost volume and aid in smoothing wrinkles, plumping lips, and restoring a more youthful appearance.

Rejuvenated skin after dermal fillers

As we age, our body naturally slows down the production of collagen, and thus fine lines and wrinkles show up. Collagen is responsible for giving skin a plump, youthful look. While other factors come into play, such as genetics, lifestyle choices, and sun exposure, the decrease in collagen seems to be the heaviest hitter when it comes to unfavorable changes in our skin. With age, we gain more fine lines and wrinkles while losing volume. When this happens, lines around the eyes or mouth become harder to ignore. When all of these issues become glaringly obvious, injectable dermal fillers can help reverse those tell-tale signs of aging.

Recovery expectations

After your dermal filler injection, you will be able to resume your typical day. However, you are encouraged to avoid strenuous activities, like exercise, for the first 24 hours after your treatment. One of the members of the skilled team at Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa in Portland, OR will review all post-treatment instructions, helping to ensure your results. It is recommended to apply a cold compress to the injection areas so that swelling and bruising can be reduced, along with sleeping with your head propped up by a few pillows. Also, avoid touching your face for at least 24 hours, as filler can accidentally be spread to unwanted areas of the face. With proper care and return touch-up treatments, your injectables can last anywhere from 1-2 years.

How to prepare your skin before treatment

Bruising can be one of the common side effects of filler injections. Here’s what you can do to prevent bruising before treatment:

  • Avoid consuming aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oils Omega-3, garlic, and gingko one month before treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol consumption for two days before your treatment.
  • Eat fresh fruits, especially pineapple, as it contains bromelain that is well-known to prevent bruising.

Are you ready to schedule your consultation?

During your consultation, your areas of concern will be reviewed as well as your medical history to determine the best course based on your specific needs. The risks associated with dermal fillers are minimal, but it is always a good idea to have full disclosure with all of your physicians. Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa offers several different dermal filler options, including Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Restylane®. Dermal fillers can provide patients with temporary, dramatic results for 12-18 months without the need for invasive surgery.

For men and women who live in the Lake Oswego, Beaverton, Pearl District, or Greater Portland, OR areas, Après Plastic Surgery & Med Spa can assist you with looking younger and more refreshed with the help of injectable dermal fillers. If you are ready to soften the signs of aging, restore lost volume, and learn more about dermal fillers, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our cosmetic surgery clinic today so you can get started on your journey.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.