As we age, our skin loses elasticity and collagen as well as bone loss that leads to loose and sagging skin. Dermal fillers can be used to restore balance to facial features, enhance appearance, and/or minimize these signs of aging. At Luxe, we use dermal fillers that consist of hyaluronic acid gel that is injected into the skin to smooth wrinkles, folds, provide lip fullness, restore cheek volume, lift the jawline and chin, and even restore volume to aging hands. When using the family of Restylane and Juvederm products the overall results of dermal fillers are natural in appearance.
We use a topical anesthetic cream for increased comfort during treatment. Side effects of dermal fillers are bruising, swelling, and tenderness, that can last up to 7 days. Before treatment it is best to avoid blood thinning medications such as ibuprofen, fish oil, vitamin E for 5-7 days, as well as avoiding alcohol to decrease the chance of bruising. At Luxe, we also use the Accuvein bruise prevention device to further minimize the risk of bruising.
Taking Arnica Montana tablets for 3-5 days before treatment will help with optimal outcomes for the patient and can be purchased before treatment at Luxe Aesthetic Center. Dermal filler duration depends on the area being treated as well as the product chosen by the injector to create the desired effect. Typical duration for hyaluronic acid fillers is between 6 months and 2 years. It is common to treat with dermal fillers once a year after optimal correction is initially achieved. Depending on the area being treated, 1-2 treatments may be needed 2-4 weeks apart. One of our expert injectors will develop a treatment plan that works best for you!