Each year over a million dermal filler med spa injection procedures are performed in the US, according to the ASPS figures. Dermal filler facial rejuvenation treatment currently ranks as the second most popular cosmetic procedure in the country after Botox.
Although filler injections do not involve a significant recovery process, but the patient should have a clear understanding of the recovery aspects and potential risks and final results of dermal fillers. Motykie medical spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie, provides cosmetic fillers to patients in Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and other cities in this part of the country.
Immediately after Injections
In many cases, the early results of dermal filler injections can be noticed immediately after the procedure, even though minor swelling and bruising may appear in the injection sites. The filler gel is injected into the deeper skin layers of the face, and will immediately act to plump the skin and mitigate the impact of facial wrinkles and creases.
The extent of swelling and how long it may last will depend on the type of soft tissue filler received, and the number of injections and sites involves. But in most cases, redness, bruising and swelling is likely to dissipate in about a week to 10 days. The med spa treatment provider may instruct the patient to perform ice therapy or cold compresses in the first one or two days to stem the swelling.
The provider will advise the patient to avoid lying down for about three to four hours after the filler injection treatment to allow time for the filler gel to settle well in the targeted areas of the face. They may also instruct the patient to refrain from massaging their face for at least 24 hours. The patient may wear makeup from the next day of the injections to hide the swelling, but certain types of makeup may have to be avoided for a few days.
If the patient has a habit of smoking, the provider will encourage the patient to avoid smoking for a few days before and after the injections. This will support faster and better healing. Blood thinning medications and NSAIDs should also be avoided for a few days. Direct exposure to sunlight should be avoided after the dermal filler injections for a few weeks, and a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be applied every day.
Retreatment and Results
In some cases, the dermal filler expert may recommend the patient to visit for a follow up treatment to fill any wrinkles or fine lines that may have been missed during the first injection treatment. On average the results with a single treatment of dermal fillers may last for about six months to a year, depending on the type of filler used.
In case of stronger fillers for cheek volumizing, the results may last for up to two years or more. Motykie medical spa receives patients from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, and nearby areas for dermal filler injections and various other aesthetic procedures.
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