“Fillers” is a term referring to dermal fillers or injectables. These are injected in the face to improve appearance and supplement the job of two proteins, collagen and elastin, that begin to break down the older we get. So, how do they work?
Injecting Dermal Filler Steps
Step 1: Mapping and assessment of the face
We will evaluate your face’s skin tone, markings, elasticity, and wrinkles to find appropriate spots for fillers as well as ask the patient what they are wanting. This can include taking before pictures for post-treatment comparison.
Step 2: Clean and prep the area
An antibacterial agent will be applied to the face to eliminate bacteria followed by a numbing anesthetic ointment or local anesthesia depending on the area being treated.
Step 3: Injection
The procedure only takes a few minutes per treated area. The filler is directly injected into the site increasing the tissue layers to push out unwanted lines, wrinkles, and help give volume to the skin.
Step 4: Cleanse and heal
Once the patient is happy with the results, the area will be cleansed. We will give you the necessary advice for healing to ensure minimal downtime.
How Long Do Fillers Last
Depending on the type of filler, these can last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. They will dissolve naturally overtime, and this is when you need to come in for another treatment. There are numerous brands of fillers, and we are happy to find one that works best for you during a consultation.
Kessel Dermatology is highly trained and skilled in fillers and injections. For more information on fillers, how they work, and scheduling a consultation, contact us today!