How to Care for Dermal Fillers
Aftercare for Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are one the best ways to combat the side-effects of aging. By replacing lost volume in the face, this cosmetic treatment reduces the appearance of wrinkles, plumps out facial features, and restores a youthful appearance. You can experience the effects of the treatment for nearly 18 months, but you will need to follow an aftercare regimen to ensure the results last. At Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we specialize in dermal fillers and other cosmetic treatments, such as BOTOX® and laser hair removal. After your treatment, be sure to follow our recommended aftercare advice.
Immediately After Treatment
Within an hour after treatment, you may experience some redness, bruising, swelling, and tenderness near the injection site. Though this may be uncomfortable, avoid massaging or itching the area. Touching the injection site may disturb dermal fillers and prevent them from properly setting. To reduce swelling and discomfort, you can always take Tylenol or another over-the-counter pain reliever. After a few days, bruising and swelling should reduce.
The Days Following Treatment
During the first few days after treatment, carefully follow your aftercare regimen to ensure you don’t experience any complications. Most importantly, avoid any activities that could lead to swelling, such as strenuous exercise, alcohol consumption, and excessive heat. Avoid tanning beds, saunas, or hot tubs. During this time, you are free to wear makeup, sunscreen, and use facial lotion – just be sure to use a cleanser specially formulated for sensitive skin.
To ensure the effects of your dermal fillers are long-lasting, you should follow some general aftercare instructions during the months following the injection. First, you should avoid excessive sun exposure. Most wrinkles, dark spots, and other signs of aging are caused by sun damage, so be sure to apply sunscreen generously. Sunscreens with an SPF of 45 or greater are highly recommended.
Secondly, you should utilize skincare products that strengthen your skin and reduce the appearance of aging. Products that contain Vitamin C can be incredibly effective. To determine which products are best for you, consult with the dermatologists at Emerge Medical & Well Spa.
Dermal Fillers at Emerge Medical & Well Spa
Dermal fillers are one of the most effective ways to reduce the effects of aging and return your skin to its healthy and youthful appearance. If you are looking for a cosmetic treatment center in Tulsa, look no further than Emerge Medical & Well Spa. In addition to dermal fillers, we also offer BOTOX® treatments, tattoo removal, laser hair removal, and more. To learn more, please contact us today by giving us a call at (918) 392-8606!
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