What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles that are due to a loss of volume in the face. As we age, we lose collagen, skin elasticity, fat and bone volume. Dermal fillers help restore that natural youthful look.
Dr. Rowland uses several different dermal fillers, depending on the area to be treated. Some of the most common areas to be treated with dermal fillers include lips, frown lines, cheeks/midface, under the eyes, furrows left after Botox/Dysport, and deep scars.
What are dermal fillers made of?
The two most common brands of fillers that are used are Restylane® and Juvederm®. They are both made of hyaluronic acid, a natural substance that already exists in the human body. The hyaluronic acid in these fillers are a crystal-clear gel called NASHA™ or Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid. NASHA is completely biocompatible with human hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers maintain its shape using the body’s own moisture.
What should I do prior to treatment?
We must know all the prescription and over the counter medications you are taking. We cannot do this treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or under 18 years old.
If you are on blood thinning medications or bruise easily let Dr. Rowland know and she can prescribe a medication that helps minimize bruising and make it go away faster.
Tell Dr. Rowland if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores as there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to a recurrence. Dr. Rowland can prescribe medication that can minimize a recurrence.
What should I expect after treatment?
After your treatment, you might have some redness, swelling and/or bruising. A cold compress may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. Swelling typically lasts less than 48 hours. Bruising usually lasts less than seven days and can be covered with make-up if desired. Please contact Dr. Rowland if the inconvenience continues beyond seven days or other reaction or side effects occur.