Over the years, dermal fillers and injectables have grown popularity as a quick, easy and painless way to get rid of fine lines and wrinkles on the face with no downtime or recovery period. When considering getting dermal fillers, it’s good to know what you should expect before, during and after the treatment.
Dermal Fillers vs. Injectables
Dermal fillers are typically made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar in the body that binds to water to add volume back into the skin where volume has been lost due to age. Dermal fillers are usually used to rejuvenate the skin by filling in lines and wrinkles around the mouth, by lifting the cheeks and by plumping the lips.
Injectables are treatments typically made from a botulinum toxin that temporarily stops muscle movements in the treated areas. This helps to rid the face of wrinkles known as “action wrinkles” or lines on the forehead and frown lines between the eyebrows. This treatment should not be used to add volume back into the face to smooth lines, like with dermal fillers.
Your treatment process with start with a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mang. He will listen to you and create a customized treatment plan based on your concerns and cosmetic goals. Dr. Mang will also ask you about any blood pressure issues, allergies, blood clotting problems, problems with scarring and personal habits you have before your treatment.
The treatment itself only takes between 30 and 60 minutes to complete. Dr. Mang may numb the treatment area with ice or a topical cream prior to your injections. The number of injections needed for your treatment will vary depending on your customized treatment plan discussed during your consultation. There will be no downtime or recovery needed from your treatment, so you can return to your normal daily activities immediately after your procedure.
Depending on the type of filler you get and where you get treated, your treatment can last anywhere between six months and two years. Injectables usually have a shorter result period of about six months on average, whereas fillers can typically last for up to 18 months at a time. Dr. Mang encourages regular treatments to maintain your desired look.
The Cost of Smooth Skin
The cost of your dermal filler or injectable treatment is going to vary widely depending on the type of product you choose to get and your desired results. For your convenience, Dr. Mang offers financing options that allow you to break up your bill into small monthly chunks that may better suit your budget and lifestyle.
If you are interested in learning more about your customized treatment plan, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Mang today.