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If you have been thinking about dermal fillers as a way to reverse some of the signs of aging, you have probably been searching for information about them. Your biggest problem can quickly become information overload as you start to realize there are multiple brands of dermal fillers and a specific filler for each spot on your face.
You do not have to figure out the best dermal filler for your needs on your own. You will be working with a physician and well-trained aestheticians who can help you determine what the best fillers will be for your issues. That does not mean you want to show up for an appointment without questions for our team about fillers. Review these typical questions to ask before getting dermal fillers.
Some people prefer to start with qualification questions before they get to treatment-based questions. Others wait until the end of the consult. No matter when asked, an important line of questions involves the qualifications of the people who will be caring for you. Do they have any specialized training or extra certifications? Will specially trained aestheticians be involved in your care, and what are their qualifications?
Do not feel bad about questioning how many filler procedures they do each week. You can even ask about the types of complications the doctor or aesthetician has dealt with. Be sure you feel comfortable with the injector providing your upcoming care.
When you meet with our team, you will want to use their guidance to determine the best fillers to use for your problems. This does not mean that you should avoid learning about the various dermal fillers and ask questions about the difference between the fillers we offer and suggest. You may be curious about what they are made of and why there are different fillers for different areas of your face and body.
Find out why your physician is suggesting a certain filler—what makes it better than others? Ask any questions you have about the dermal fillers so that you will feel comfortable using them. No question is ever “too dumb” to ask.
You will need to know where the procedure will be done. Dermal fillers are routinely administered in-office. Ask about what to expect during your injection. You can ask about what techniques your injector uses, especially in special areas like near your eyes. There are methods to decrease bruising in highly vascular areas. Do not hesitate to ask staff to give you a quick tour of the office if that will help settle your nerves. Get a peek at the treatment rooms so they will not be so foreign to you when you are there for treatments.
Ask about the risks and side effects of each filler. Dermal fillers are safe and can be highly effective when placed properly. Ask what will happen if the filler does not work out as planned. Can it be dissolved or removed? You may also want to ask about what is done in case of an emergency, such as an allergic reaction to a dermal filler. Knowing there are plans in place to deal with problems that might occur can be stress relieving as you approach having a dermal filler injected.
Be sure to learn about aftercare. Will there be activities you should avoid, and for how long? Get an idea of how long you will have swelling post-procedure and how much bruising to expect. Since swelling routinely occurs, get any suggestions the staff can offer to help minimize swelling and bruising.
Find out what the injector sees as reasonable results for you. Will this be a one-time event, only to be repeated when you feel it is time to make an improvement again, or will there be a need for multiple injections to complete your new look? Ask about how long the full results will take to be seen. There is a certain amount of instant change, but what should you expect after that? And do not forget to ask how long we anticipate the changes to last.
As you discuss your aesthetic goals, our team may bring up other types of treatment. Various treatments available could work in different ways and may be more specific to your issues. Be sure to discuss all of your options and get all your questions answered about each before you make your final decisions as to what you would like to do.
Just because you set up an appointment to discuss dermal fillers does not mean you must leave after making an appointment for your first dermal filler injection. Each person’s situation is different, and you may find out during your consultation that a totally different treatment will be better than dermal fillers for your specific problem. Dermal fillers may be only part of what you end up doing on your journey to the improved, more youthful-looking you.
Make a list of your questions to ask before getting dermal fillers to take with you so that you will not forget to ask something. Our team is ready to address your concerns. Contact our office now to discuss your dermal filler options.