Preparation and Aftercare Tips for Your Dermal Filler

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As the body ages, soft tissue can begin to atrophy. This often results in a sallow appearance and can lead to sagging skin or the emergence of fine lines and wrinkles. Bolstering the soft tissue that has atrophied in your face with a dermal filler can be a simple and effective way to restore your youthful glow.

A dermal filler is injected just underneath the skin's surface. The gel filler fills the void left behind by atrophied tissue, giving the face a fuller profile. Proper care and preparation for your dermal filler treatment will help maximize your results.

Don't disturb the gel after injections.

If you want your dermal filler to look great for as long as possible, you need to allow the gel time to set after injections are complete. Avoid touching the area where your dermal filler was applied, as this can cause the gel to move around.

Sudden movements of your facial muscles can also disrupt the position of your dermal filler. Avoid boisterous laughter, smiling, or making animated faces for a few days after receiving your dermal filler treatment.

Eat more leafy greens before treatment.

Anytime the body is subjected to trauma, bruising and swelling can occur. Minimizing the amount of visible bruising you experience after receiving a dermal filler injection can be helpful when it comes to a speedy recovery. Vitamin K plays a critical role in coagulation, and an increase in vitamin K consumption could help you bruise less following a dermal filler treatment.d

Leafy green vegetables like lettuce, kale, and spinach are great natural sources of vitamin K. Increasing your consumption of leafy green vegetables in the days leading up to your treatment could result in significantly less bruising once your dermal filler injections are complete.

Take immediate action to reduce swelling.

You will likely experience some swelling following your dermal filler treatment, but you can keep swelling to a minimum by taking immediate action to treat this inflammation. Place a lightweight, flexible cold pack on the affected area immediately after your treatment.

Placing a cloth soaked with witch hazel over the treated area can also help reduce swelling. Witch hazel contains resin and procyanidin that can act as powerful anti-inflammatory agents. Keeping swelling to a minimum following the injection of a dermal filler will help reduce your discomfort and allow you to return to normal activity as quickly as possible after your treatment.

For more information, contact a medical office like Dr. Park Avenue.