Have you been feeling that age has taken a toll on your skin and has lost its elasticity and volume? If yes, you should consider injectable fillers Toronto. It is a non-invasive and temporary procedure that can revitalize and refresh your look. These fillers make use of Hyaluronic acid to help restore the lost volume and give contour to the face. If you have been considering undertaking this journey of getting a dermal filler, here is all that you should know about it.
The Beginning: Before the dermal filler is injected
The first step of the journey is booking the consultation. During the consultation, the surgeon will discuss the goals that you have. Once it has been determined whether dermal fillers are right for you, they will provide you with a set of instructions. Even though it is a non-invasive treatment, there are pre-procedure instructions that need to be followed. It is recommended to avoid consuming anti-inflammatory medicines like Motrin and Advil. Apart from these, you should also avoid Aspirin, Vitamin E. Gingko Biloba and Ginseng for about a week before the procedure. This will help to bring down the chances of bruising.
The Climb: Undergoing the treatment
The next step is undergoing the procedure. Depending on the goals you’ve set out to achieve, the procedure could take anywhere between 15 minutes to one hour. A topical freezing agent is used to make the treatment even more comfortable. You don’t have to worry about it being painful. The filler usually contains lidocaine, which is a freezing agent which helps to make the filler even more comfortable.
Towards the end: Recovery
Once the treatment is done, the next part is recovering from it. As it is a non-invasive procedure, the recovery from it is fairly simple. You might experience bruising and swelling. The swelling might peak in the first 24 hours. Sometimes mild swelling remains for about 7 to 10 days. Swelling and bruising are normal and will subside soon enough. You can go back to your routine including exercise, right after the treatment.
The End: Enjoying the results
A great thing is that you can see almost instant results. However, the results can only be enjoyed temporarily. To continue enjoying it you will have to keep getting fillers done. The dermal filler has a life of between 6 to 18 months. The lifespan of the filler is dependent on where it has been injected. For example, a hyaluronic acid dermal filler when used for lip augmentation will only last for about 6 months. It has a short lifespan and needs regular refilling because the mouth is one of the most used facial features. One constantly opens and closes it and is used for eating, speaking and drinking. The fillers dissolve faster as compared to fillers injected in other places. Hence, the dermal fillers last longer when injected in other places. The life of the results is also dependent on the filler being used.