Our Top Tips For Dermal Fillers
As our skin ages, it sags and wrinkles, and can leave us looking less vital than we might want. Dermal fillers are a great way to restore and revitalise your face, in a natural, minimally invasive way. Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, which is a natural product in the body, to tighten, fill and smooth the skin. For anyone considering this treatment, here are our top tips:
Listen to your dermal filler practitoner
A good practitoner will understand how best to use dermal fillers to bring out your natural beauty. Be clear about what you want but rely on their expertise to get the best results.
Most professionals will advise you to enhance your appearance gradually, rather than undergo a dramatic overhaul. Take a single step and see how it feels, before committing to more. Remember, this is for you. You’re not in a rush.
Budget isn’t the only consideration when choosing dermal fillers
While dermal filler treatments are increasingly common, it’s important to be treated by an experienced professional, using only premium, industry leading products. Here at Javivo, we only use premium fillers from Juvéderm® and Teosyal®.
Avoid taking aspirin, or any other NSAID
Blood thinners change the body’s reaction to dermal fillers, potentially causing excess swelling, bruising, or marks at the injection sites, along with increasing the time it takes to heal. Avoid these drugs prior to the treatment, and until healing is complete.
Avoid alcohol when getting dermal fillers
Much like NSAIDs, alcohol thins the blood, so for the same reasons we advise you avoid Aspirin, we also advise you steer clear of alcohol. We recommend you refrain from drinking from at least two days before to two days after getting dermal thinners.
Delay the photo shoot
Dermal fillers take a couple of weeks to properly settle, and most people experience some mild bruising after treatment, which takes a little while to heal, so if you want to show off your new look, we suggest waiting a fortnight before the big reveal.
Say no to the sauna
Exposure to high temperatures can lead to excessive swelling and bruising, so make sure you stay away from saunas, hot tubs, direct sunlight, tanning beds and steam rooms, and avoid hot showers for at least two days after getting fillers. This is important for the healing process.
Sit on your hands, and no make-up allowed!
Avoiding infection is a crucial part of the healing process. Touching the injection areas with your hands, or applying make-up, hugely increases the risk of infection.
Use a cold compress
While healing after getting fillers, a cold compress can help provide comfort and reduce swelling.
Remember, it takes a couple of weeks for your dermal filler to settle into place, so don’t push and pull at your face, get a facial massage, or have any further work done in that period. We advise you avoid make-up and any scrubbing of the skin, until the filler has settled.