Dermal Fillers

What Are Dermal Fillers?

The common ingredient in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid (HA), this is a naturally occurring component in the human body. It maintains the skin hydrated, glowing, and provides a natural rejuvenating plump. Our bodies manufacture less HA as we become older, and consequently the visible signs of aging happen.  It is important to note, in addition to Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers, there are also more potent Collagen Stimulating fillers such as Radiesse (CaHA) and Sculptra (PLLA) that can also be used.

Dermal fillers are administered into the skin's soft tissue to replenish volume. After being injected, the filler reduces the visibility of fine lines, wrinkles, creases, and other overt aging signs. The following are commonly injected areas that can treated with Dermal fillers:

  • Lips
  • Cheeks
  • Under eyes
  • Jaw
  • Chin
  • Smile Lines
  • Neck and Neck Lines
  • Back of Hands
  • Buttocks and Hip Dip
  • Temples
  • Decolletage
  • Knees

Depending on the area, our injectors will recommend the best type of dermal filler for you. At Aguilar Aesthetics, we pride ourselves in our expertise to deliver visible results with full Facial Balancing effects that will leave your family and friends wondering, “how do you look 10 years younger…? Shhhh, don’t worry… we will keep the secret for you!

What Can I Expect From My Treatment?

We apply topical numbing so you are comfortable during your filler session. Then, using a needle or cannula, the fillers are injected into the soft tissue. Oftentimes, a treatment will require multiple injections. Between 30 to 60 minutes are required for the process (may vary).

Dermal fillers offer rejuvenating effects that endure for six to eighteen months. Clients in some instances, enjoy long-term benefits that continue for almost two years. Patients may need to return for more dermal filler treatments as necessary for fine tuning or to combine them with Wrinkle Relaxers, Energy Based technology or, Skin Tightening or Lifting techniques.

Who Is A Suitable Candidate For Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are used in skin rejuvenation for patients that want to lessen facial wrinkles and creases. It's an excellent treatment for people who have volume loss from aging that typically starts in our mid-30s. Patients who perform in high-impact physical exercise can also benefit from fillers. For instance, runners have a large decrease in volume, therefore they are suitable candidates.

Clients with sudden weight loss from cancer, HIV, malnutrition, gastric bypass or high metabolic states can also benefit from dermal fillers. Our expert providers will choose the right products for you.

How Do I Get Ready For My Procedure?

Minor bruising and swelling are common in patients. However, combining Arnica cream with Bromelain before and after therapy helps lessen these negative effects. Do not drink alcohol the day of or before your procedure.  Additionally, if you take any of the following blood thinners or anticoagulants, kindly let us know:

  • Ibuprofen
  • Naproxen
  • Aspirin
  • Warfarin
  • Coumadin
  • Plavix
  • Lovenox

These medications may need to be avoided before the treatment. We also advise limiting sun exposure and staying away from retinol products to minimize sensitivity of the skin.

It is best to wait 2-4 weeks if you had any vaccines or wait 8 weeks if you had any type of dental procedures to get dermal fillers to avoid any type of reaction.

What Happens After A Treatment?

Swelling or bruising may be experienced by the patient. These side effects, however, go away a few days to a week following the procedure. We advise the following to help minimize these effects:

  • For two weeks, avoid taking blood thinning vitamins not limited to ginseng, ginger, garlic, vitamin E, Advil, or gingko biloba.
  • Alcohol shouldn't be consumed for 24 hours after therapy.
  • Don't stay out in the sun for too long.
  • Avoid doing vigorous activity or exercise.
  • Avoid hot places/activities like hot yoga, saunas and hot showers.

Prices are subject to change. Individualized prices will be provided upon consultation.

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