At Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer, we seek to help people in the Teaneck are take the best possible care of their skin. There are several ways to manage both skin health and appearance. In addition to performing precision laser treatments, we also administer dermal filler injections to address some of the most common signs of aging. Dermal fillers aren’t new. They’ve been around since the 1970s. Still, they may be new to hundreds of thousands of people who, each year, decide to explore this popular treatment. Here, we walk you through what it’s like to get dermal fillers for the first time.
Before commencing with dermal filler injections, an experienced provider will perform a consultation. After all, how can we know how to treat you if we don’t know exactly what you want to accomplish? During this brief portion of your first visit, we sit together to discuss your concerns and how injectables can correct them. Sometimes, it isn’t dermal fillers that are needed but Botox. Our consultation allows us to create the ideal treatment plan. Additionally, it helps us determine how much filler is needed to achieve the desired outcome and provide information regarding treatment costs.
One of the benefits of dermal filler treatment is that injections can be administered right after our consultation. Your first question may be “how much does it hurt to get dermal fillers?” The good news is that dermal filler injections don’t hurt at all. Most have an anesthetic in them, so nerves are numbed slightly as soon as treatment begins. A series of injections achieve beautiful results in less than half an hour.
Another benefit of getting dermal fillers is that you enjoy immediate results with no downtime. Your skin may be a little red and puffy at injection sites. This should resolve within a few hours. Most people who get dermal fillers can go right back to work and other activities. Your provider may advise you to avoid heat, such as a sauna, for a few hours after injections to keep swelling to a minimum.