Considering cosmetic filler for the first time may seem a little overwhelming but these 5 tips from Utah Facial Plastics will make your experience much more comfortable and enjoyable. When filler is injected by the right provider, it can really enhance ones natural beauty. Our providers strive for safe, subtle results that are not obvious to others.
Know What Filler Is Made of
Most fillers like Juvederm and Restylane are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is naturally found in the human body. Over time, the hyaluronic acid is broken down metabolized by the body. This is why Juvederm and Restylane products are not permanent. There are other longer lasting semi-permanent fillers like Sculptra, Radiesse, Bellafill and silicone. Always be very cautious if considering permanent fillers because if you are not happy with the results, the best way to get rid of the filler is typically to excise it. The only semi-permanent fillers offered at Utah Facial Plastics are Sculptra and Radiesse, which provide great results and less risk than other semi-permanent options.
What Does filler Do?
Fillers are used to add volume in different areas of the face such as lips, cheeks, under-eye hollows, deep wrinkles or folds, noses and even chins. With continued use, collagen is stimulated and treatments can generally be spaced further apart overtime.
Consult with Your Injector First
All of your filler questions should be answered at your initial consultation before treatment. During this consultation, be sure to discuss your goals and expectations so you and your provider are on the same page. Here at UFP, we schedule enough time at your initial consultation to proceed with treatment if you are comfortable in moving forward. Trusting your provider will make a huge difference in your treatment experience.
Expect Bruising and Swelling
Fillers typically involve needles so expect some level of bruising and/or swelling. Not every patient bruises but it can happen. Bruising and swelling can last anywhere from 3 to 10 days. If you have an event, we always recommend that you plan your treatment at least 2 weeks prior. To help minimize bruising and swelling, avoid blood thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, and fish oil 3-5 days prior to your appointment.
Trust Your Injector
As mentioned above, it’s import to trust and feel comfortable with your injector prior to treatment. You want a provider you feel has genuine concern for your well-being and is honest about treatment options and expectations. We pride ourselves on delivering straight-forward information and will sometimes recommend holding off on certain treatments we feel may not be in your best interest.
If you would like to schedule a filler consultation with any of our providers, please call (801)776-2220 or contact us HERE.