Having the Treatment - Dermal Fillers

Before having dermal filler treatment you will need to visit a practitioner to guide you through the process of selecting the best dermal filler for your skin. This is also a great opportunity to discuss the results you would like to achieve. One important action that the practitioner will carry out during the appointment is testing the skin, which is done to find out if there is likely to be an allergic reaction with the selected dermal filler. It is worth noting that most dermal fillers are fine to use without undergoing this test - the only exception where this test is recommended is in products that contain bovine collagen.

Consent is also signed before undergoing treatment to ensure the patient understands possible effects. The initial treatment can often take place during the first visit, when the filler recommended fits the skin requirement based on the doctor's test. Otherwise, a second procedure is undertaken in order to identify the most appropriate treatment.

Treatments involving wrinkles and lines often require anaesthetic cream, which is applied around twenty minutes prior to having treatment. The function of the cream is to help numb the area for treatment and reduce pain when the injection is used. Depending on the type of filler and the area undergoing treatment, different types of injection will be used. In the treatment of filling out wrinkles there are two injection techniques that can be used: the linear threading technique and the serial puncture technique.

In the linear technique the full length of the needle is inserted midway into the wrinkle and the material injected while pulling the needle slowly backwards. The serial puncture technique involves several injections alongside the wrinkle to lift it. To maintain the results of treatment top ups can be performed, depending on the type of filler used. The recovery time will take around 30 minutes in most cases or hours in a few incidences, but the overall time needed to heal will depend on the type of filler used.

Most people will have no problem going back to work immediately after treatment as the procedure is fast and effective. If all instructions for dermal fillers are followed and prior measures are taken to ensure the right filler is selected, the process will be comfortable, fast and provide an effective recovery time.