What Should You Know Before Having Fillers?

We all want supple, vibrant, and young-looking skin, but aging, environmental assailants, and even our own lifestyle habits can be harsh on our complexion. Many of the common wrinkles that form on areas such as the cheeks, around the mouth, and on the neck occur when collagen production declines. Injectable fillers from our New Jersey-based practice are a popular and effective way to add volume to areas of your face where it might be lacking—and causing such signs of aging as nasolabial folds, flattened cheeks, or thinning lips.

Are you planning to have dermal fillers for the first time? Even though the treatment is straightforward, low-risk, and minimally invasive, it’s still a medical procedure. We encourage patients to do as much research as they can beforehand and ask questions of their injector so that they know what to expect.

Here’s a quick rundown of some basics you should know about dermal fillers:

Set Up a Consultation

Having a consultation with a board-certified dermatologist (such as Dr. Robin Levin) and asking about any concerns you have will help to put your mind at ease so that you’ll feel more relaxed when it’s time to get the injections. It’s always best to go to a licensed, board-certified injector, as they have the expertise, experience, and qualifications to ensure that your procedure is safe and effective.

Find Out Whether You’re Eligible

Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding should avoid fillers. It’s also better not to get fillers prior to a dental treatment. An initial consultation will help your injector determine whether you are a good candidate for this strategy.

Think About What You Want

Many patients aren’t sure about what exactly they want to accomplish. They simply want to look a little younger, rejuvenated, and more refreshed. That’s OK! You can talk to us about your goals so that we can advise you on the optimal treatment for you. Some patients initially think fillers are their best option, but discover that another treatment or combination of treatments may be better for them. We have the experience to guide you.

Get more details on reducing facial wrinkles with injectable fillers from South Jersey Skin Care & Laser Center. Call us at (856) 810-9888 or submit a contact form through our website to request a consultation.