Dermal fillers are used to literally “fill” skin that has lost tissue volume. The new fillers are made of natural ingredients, such as calcium and hyaluronic acid.
Some of the more popular brands of dermal fillers include:
- Radiesse Hands®
Our providers will help you decide which filler will best suit your needs. Fillers normally last 6-18 months, depending on the individual.
The most common areas where filler is used are:
- Nasal labial folds — the lines from the corners of your nose to the corners of your mouth
- Marionette lines — lines from the corners of your mouth that run toward your chin
- Facial wrinkles
- Vertical lip lines
- Corners of the mouth
- Tear troughs (hollowing out under the eyes)
Dermal Filler Post-Care Instructions
- After your treatment, you might have some redness and swelling. This will normally last less than 7 days. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. You may apply a cold compress to the area for 20 minutes per hour, and you may do this hourly for up to 3 days.
- You may be able to palpate the facial filler underneath the surface of the skin for several weeks following your treatment. This sensation is normal and with hyaluronic acid fillers, water will be drawn into it and should feel similar to your own skin within 2 to 3 weeks. If the product is Radiesse, you may feel this in your skin until the calcium dissipates, which can be several months.
- Sunbathing and cold outdoor activities should be avoided until any redness or swelling disappear.
- If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Speak to your physician about medications that may minimize recurrence.
- Having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated may enhance the lastingeffect. Please be sure to consult our office about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.
If you should have an after hours emergency, please contact our office at 513-770-0787
Please print the Post Care Instructions.