But as we age, these features can go away. Our skin has less collagen, a protein that keeps it looking and acting elastic. The tissues in our faces become less strong and allow fat to sag, which can give the face a hollow appearance. Sun damage, aging, smoking and other factors can cause wrinkles to appear.
What are Dermal Fillers?
During your appointment to get your injection, your aesthetician will apply a topical numbing cream to the area where you are receiving treatment. Many dermal fillers also contain lidocaine to help ease any discomfort.
Next, they will use a small needle to insert hyaluronic acid. To get the placement and appearance right, they will have to make several small injections around the area. You should feel minimal discomfort.
What Should I Expect From Dermal Filler Results?
Once all the filler is in place, you will immediately be able to see your results (though some minor swelling may make results look a little bigger than they will be). You may also have a little redness that should go away within a few days.
You won’t have any downtime after your dermal filler injections. You can immediately return to work and play. Any swelling, redness or discomfort should be gone within just a few days.
Your face should immediately look younger and more full. If you don’t like your results, you can get a second injection of a special substance that will dissolve the hyaluronic acid and return your face to how it was before. This is a benefit of dermal fillers that isn’t available for many other cosmetic procedures.
However, if you love your results, you should expect to enjoy them for months, even up to a year. Over time, your body will harmlessly absorb the hyaluronic acid. Once that occurs, you may need another injection appointment to maintain your youthful appearance.
At the Spa and Laser Center in Virginia Beach, we provide personalized dermal filler injections to plump up your face and help you achieve a younger appearance. Our expert aestheticians have years of experience helping people look and feel their best. Contact us today at 757-965-7444 or online to schedule your dermal filler consultation.