Dermal fillers are soft, gel-like substances that are injected just under the skin and adjacent to facial structures. The main ingredient in Dermal Fillers is actually a naturally occurring substance found in the body – Hyaluronic Acid (HA). When injected, fillers mimic your natural HA and address a variety of concerns such as:
- Sagging cheeks
- Loss of volume in the lips
- Under-eye circles
- Fine lines and wrinkles
Dermal fillers are an excellent alternative to surgery, affording patients a younger appearance with no down time and minimal discomfort.
What To Expect From Your Experience With Dermal Fillers
Before you come in for a filler appointment at Lakeside Med Spa, you’ll sit down with one of our licensed injectors and discuss areas of concern, treatment goals, medical history, and provider recommendations. We’ll provide a brief explanation of what to expect, and offer suggestions regarding which product best fits your needs.
Dermal fillers can last between 6-12 months and require no downtime after treatment. Additionally, fillers may be complemented with neuromodulators (like Botox or Dysport), PDO threads, or PRP/PRF (platelet rich plasma/fibrin). At your free consultation, we can determine what treatments you are a candidate for. We’re happy to take the time to pick the best fillers and accompaniments to fit your specific needs.
Types of Dermal Fillers Offered at Lakeside Medspa
There are three main types of Dermal Fillers offered at Lakeside Medspa – Allergan’s line of products including Juvederm , Galderma’s line of products including Restylane Kysse, and Prollenium’s Versa. Each of these product lines have varying formulations and therefore varying applications. Your licensed Lakeside Medspa injector will discuss which product is best for you.
Juvéderm is known as the world’s #1 selling dermal filler collection due to the natural-looking and long-lasting results produced. Their line provides a variety of options, allowing us to customize a treatment specific to your needs.
Designed to act like your body’s naturally producing hyaluronic acid, Restylane offers solutions for a variety of applications to support and structure your tissue, giving you a youthful appearance.
Formulated with greater elasticity, Versa fillers are great in areas like the lips or mouth where there’s a lot of movement and a more flexible filler is desired.
How To Prepare For Your Filler Appointment
There are a few ways you can prepare for dermal fillers prior to your appointment. Each of these tips are recommended for management of pain and swelling. Any individual concerns should be addressed with your primary care doctor. Note: Many fillers contain lidocaine as an anesthetic numbing agent. Patients should be aware of a rare allergy potential to this ingredient.
For an optimal experience, some helpful preparations include:
- Not taking blood thinners (consult your primary physician before ever stopping medications)
- Not drinking alcohol for 72 hours prior to your appointment
- Begin taking Arnica 5-7 days before your appointment
- Avoid taking aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen before your appointment
- Avoid salty foods for 24 hours prior to your appointment
- Hx of cold sores inquire/take l-lysine and valtrex to prevent outbreaks (lips)
- Consider taking 25-50mg diphenhydramine (Benadryl) as a pre-treatment
Best Boutique Med Spa For Dermal Fillers in Coeur d’Alene
At Lakeside Med Spa, our trained and certified staff takes great pride in treating each customer’s unique concerns. We take the time to explain how dermal filler injections can be used to enhance cheek and lip contours and temporarily smooth out fine lines and wrinkles – all without surgery or a lengthy recovery time. For more information on the services we offer, visit our services page or contact us to schedule an appointment!