Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical form of facial rejuvenation. These injectables are minimally invasive and do not create scars. Dermal fillers also have very little downtime. For some patients, dermal fillers can cause slight bruising and swelling at the injection site. Any bruising or swelling you do experience can be concealed with make-up and should go away within a day or so.
While the dermal filler is being injected, you may experience slight discomfort or a stinging sensation. Topical creams may be used to numb the site prior to the injection. Stronger forms of anesthetization are not needed for dermal fillers.
The results of dermal fillers vary depending on the type of filler and the treatment area. Some fillers last three to four months, while others last several months to a year. Many patients receive additional filler treatments as the previous effects fade away.
Wrinkles and fine lines can appear as early as your mid-twenties. Obvious signs of aging such as wrinkles, folds, and fine lines is a good candidate for dermal filler injections. Dermal fillers are excellent options for people who do not want to undergo major surgical procedures such as facelifts.
HOW IS THE INJECTION PROCEDURE PERFORMED?
Juvederm contains lidocaine, a local anesthetic, which will make the procedure more comfortable by numbing the treatment regions. The first step of the treatment involves choosing the best injection points on the patient’s face. The chosen filler is precisely injected into the skin at these specific points. The compound spreads itself underneath the layer of skin. Antiseptic is applied during the procedure to minimize chances of infection.