The principle function of dermal fillers is to reverse the negative effects to the skin brought on by ageing, as well as problems with acne scars or unbalanced facial features. They are an effective treatment for many skin conditions. There are some things to do prior to treatment to ensure dermal fillers are the right treatment for you.
Prior to your injectable procedure you should make an appointment to have a consultation with a doctor. The consultation will allow you to discuss all aspects of the treatment.
There are a variety of dermal fillers on the market, varying in thickness and the way in which they are administered, each achieve different results. Discuss with a doctor what you would like to achieve and the skin condition you find troubling. They can then recommend the right filler for the treatment.
Your skin type, skin thickness and degree of wrinkling all play a role in determining whether these injections are effective for you. It is important to be fully aware of the results you can achieve from dermal fillers. Ensure your expectations are in line with what you can realistically achieve. Your doctor should advise you of exactly what the results will be following your treatment. This is why experience is key when choosing your practitioner. Whether you are right for dermal fillers should be equally considered from both doctor and patient.
Your doctor will ask about any medication you may currently be taking. You may need to stop taking certain medication before your dermal filler procedure to prevent bruising. These include blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin, aspirin like drugs such as ibuprofen and diclofenac also known as NSAID’s (non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs), clopidogrel (Plavix) and warfarin. It is very important that prior to treatment you disclose and discuss any underlying medical condition or medication you are taking as you still may be able to be treated.
Providing you and your doctor are both satisfied that fillers are the right treatment for you, they are a completely safe option for effectively treating many skin conditions.