Dermal fillers at Earthwinds Wellness are made with hyaluronic acid gel that is injected under the skin to smooth the appearance of wrinkles and provide fullness to the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a fantastic way to help boost your skin’s volume, as it works continually by attracting water to the area. In other words, you get even better results over time.
Areas most frequently treated are nasolabial folds (folds by your mouth and nose), oral commissures (wrinkles near your lips), lips, and glabellar area (between the brows).
Dermal fillers create immediate improvement in skin depressions and wrinkles in the appropriate patient population. When used with botulinum toxin, fillers can diminish or eliminate the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
You may experience a slight burning sensation during injections. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes. Results last approximately six months.
Pre and Post Treatment:
ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS
Avoid these products and/or procedures in area(s) treated:
• Depilatory Creams
• Laser Hair Removal
• Patients who have had medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before having filler injections
• Patients who have had botulinum toxin injections should wait until full effect of their treatment is seen before receiving additional treatments
AFTER YOUR FILLER INJECTIONS
It is crucial to the health of your skin and the success of your injection that these guidelines be followed for 24 hours post procedure:
1. Do not rub injection sites (this may cause migration of the filler)
2. Avoid swimming
3. Avoid alcoholic beverages
4. Wait until the full effect of the treatment is complete or at least 1 week before having ANY OTHER FACIAL PROCEDURES including:
• Laser treatments
• Laser hair removal
• Botulinum toxin injections
• Injectable fillers
Baumann, Leslie. Cosmetic Dermatology: Principles and Practice. 2nd ed., McGraw-Hill Medical, 2009.