With age, fine lines and wrinkles start to appear. No matter how good your skincare routine might be, the skin would eventually age. These signs of aging can be fought with a little extra help from Dermal Fillers Toronto. These fillers are usually injected in the lips, cheeks, under eyes, nose, chin, and jawline area. They help to fight the signs of aging and make you look younger. These fillers contain Hyaluronic acid, which is naturally present in the body. The fillers have a low risk of an allergic reaction. The dermal fillers add volume and smoothen out the fine lines and wrinkles. They are also used to add contour and plump up the lips and augment the cheeks.  

How to prepare for the procedure?

Before getting the dermal injections, there are certain precautions that you need to take as they would help to bring down the chances of swelling and bruising. You shouldn’t be taking any blood thinners like Aspirin, vitamin E or fish oil at least two weeks before the procedure. Avoid consuming alcohol for a minimum of 24 hours before the procedure and ensure that you are hydrated and have eaten before the appointment. If possible, avoid smoking for at least two weeks before the procedure. Smoking dramatically increases the chances of bruising and lengthens the healing time.

What happens on the day of the procedure?

On the day you have to get your dermal fillers, you should arrive at the clinic at least 15 minutes before the appointment with a make-up free face. During this time, you should read through your consent forms and sign them. Before the filler is injected, a topical cream would be applied so that you feel absolutely no discomfort. If you have been on any blood thinners, please make it a point to inform your surgeon. The injection is usually done as an out-patient. So you would be free after the fillers, but there are certain precautions which you would have to take.

What happens after the treatment?

Once you have the filler, you might experience some redness, swelling, or even bruising. There is no need to panic if you experience any of them as it is normal and would subside within two days. They might even persist up to 2 weeks. Itching and minor bumps are also other side effects. The lips should soften up within a month.

How to reduce the risk of swelling and bruising after the procedure?

There are specific ways to control the swelling and bruising from getting worse. For the first 24 hours after the injections, avoid putting any pressure on the area and apply ice. Avoid alcohol and any strenuous activity for at least 24 hours. You might have an urge to touch the injected area, but you would have to control that urge. Direct exposure to sunlight and hot temperatures for the first 72 hours can make the swelling and redness worse. You could also apply a warm compress.