Tips for Before & After Dermal Filler Treatments

I’m scheduled to receive Restylane (dermal filler) soon. What are some tips to make the procedure go as smoothly as possible?

The number one side effect of dermal fillers can be bruising and some swelling. To reduce the occurrence of these effects it is best to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and Aleve one week before the appointment. It’s best to also avoid fish oil, herbal supplements such as St. John’s Wort and other supplements that can thin the blood and lead to bruising.

Taking Arnica Montana pellets a few days before the procedure and eating fresh pineapple can help reduce the occurrence of bruising.

About 48 hours before the appointment avoid meals containing lots of salt or sugar as these can contribute to swelling. (No Chinese take out!) Avoid excess alcohol and caffeine as these may dehydrate you.

The day of the appointment eat a light meal before you come to avoid that woozy feeling.

No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after the procedure. Staying in and applying gentle ice or compresses to the area for 10-15 minutes once an hour until bedtime and upon awakening will go a long way to combatting any swelling.

Always ask your provider if there are any additional instructions for you to follow.

For more information about Restylane, dermal fillers or any of our other services, please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

What is Dysport®?

Dysport-photo1Dysport is an injection used to temporarily improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyes, on the forehead or at the corners of the eyes. A competitor to BOTOX®, Dysport utilizes the same type of active ingredient to reduce the muscle activity, temporarily preventing the contraction of the muscles causing frown lines.

Is it safe?

Yes! Dysport is approved for aesthetic purposes in 36 countries and has been used clinically for 25 years.

How long does it take for the injection and how long does it last?

Typically five tiny injections between and over the eyebrows, this treatment takes about 10 -15 minutes with no downtime. It is easy to do during a lunch break! The individual begins to see improvement in about three days and results last approximately four months.

What is the difference between BOTOX and Dysport?

Typically Dysport begins to take effect in 2 to 3 days; BOTOX typically takes effect in about 5 to 7 days. Many people report Dysport lasts slightly longer than BOTOX. Most patients find that they save money with Dysport because the cost is less and the Dysport rewards program ASPIREREWARDS.COM offers savings for each treatment.

To find out more about Dysport and how it may benefit you, schedule an appointment with the nurse at Enhanced Skin Care Center for your complimentary consultation.

Please contact us at www.enhancedskincare.net

Enhanced Skin Care Center is located at:
 24825 Eureka Rd. in Taylor, MI 48180

Dermal Fillers…what are they and what do they do?

In recent months there has been a lot of press about “dermal fillers”, specifically Restylane and Juvederm. Many people are confused about what dermal fillers are and what they do. Read on for answers to some of our most frequently asked questions about dermal fillers.

What is Restylane and Juvederm?

Restylane and Juvederm are brand names of substances commonly referred to by doctors as dermal fillers. Both of these products are safe and natural fillers made up of a non-animal based hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance that already exists in the body.

What can fillers do?

Fillers are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin. They are best used to fill in lines around the nose (nasolabial folds), around the lips, and areas at the corners of the lips (marionette lines). Fillers are also used to restore fullness to the lips and areas in the face like cheeks and hollows under the eyes.

Are fillers safe?

Yes. Fillers have been used for more than 20 years worldwide. Since the hyaluronic acid is fully compatible with your bodily fluids there is virtually no risk of allergic reactions and no allergy testing is required.

What is the procedure like?

First you will consult with the doctor about the specific areas in which you would like volume restored. Once the area(s) have been determined, a topical numbing cream is applied to your skin for about 20-30 minutes prior to the procedure to minimize any discomfort from the injection. The product is then injected into the desired areas. Usually the entire procedure takes less than an hour and a half (including the numbing time.)

Are there any side effects?

This can vary by the individual. After the treatment you may have some redness or swelling. This will normally last less than a week. You also may experience some bruising at the injection sight – which can typically be concealed with cover-up. We do have pre-procedure instructions that can help minimize swelling and bruising as well as a natural supplement called Arnica Montana for those who tend to bruise more easily. We always advise people to schedule their procedure at least 2-3 weeks before a special event like a wedding, to ensure no visible signs of the procedure.

How long does the filler last?

Fillers can last 6 to 12 months depending upon the individual. The exception to this is when used around the lips. Because we use our lips more often through eating, talking, etc. the product is more quickly metabolized by the body and may last closer to 6 months. Recently Restylane has been granted FDA approval for the duration of up to 18 months if a patient comes in for an enhancement between 6 and 9 months. We have found that patients who return within 6 to 9 months for a touch-up are able to sustain their results for well over a year.

What is the cost of the procedure?

The product is priced per syringe, and the cost of the procedure depends upon how many syringes needed to make your desired correction. The more volume you want restored, the more syringes needed. Please note that all syringes don’t always have to be done in one visit. Often a patient will have some filler injected at one visit and then return in a few weeks to have additional filler placed in areas where she/he wants more volume. This layering process does not detract from the final result and can help to make the procedure more manageable financially. Because it is difficult to accurately quote a cost without seeing the patient first, we suggest scheduling a complimentary consultation to accurately determine a treatment plan for you.

I am considering the procedure. What should I do?

Please call our office to set up a complimentary consultation with our nurse. She will answer any questions you may have, give you an accurate price for the procedure, and provide pre-treatment instructions.

Dermal fillers are a safe, effective way to immediately improve lines and wrinkles on the face with little or no downtime. In comparison with other cosmetic procedures this is an affordable option to enhance your appearance. If you have additional questions or would like to schedule your complimentary consultation to see if dermal fillers are right for you, please contact us today by calling 734.946.8800 or visiting our website.