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5 Ways to Ensure Natural-Looking Filler Results

5 Ways to Ensure Natural-Looking Filler Results

If you’re looking into getting dermal fillers, you want to be sure the effect is going to be what you’re looking for. You don’t want to end up with severely swollen lips or chipmunk cheeks, for example. 

Today’s dermal fillers can help you look younger, refreshed, and rested. You can reduce telltale signs of aging by smoothing out those horizontal forehead lines, furrows between your brows, crow’s feet around the eyes, sagging cheeks, dried out lips, and grooves that extend from your nose to your eyes. 

Our board-certified dermatologists with Seacoast Dermatology are the experts who can give you the results you want from dermal fillers. Here are some tips we gathered on how to ensure natural-looking filler results. 

Select an experienced medical professional 

Getting dermal fillers in your face, neck, or hands is a medical procedure, so you should seek a medical professional’s expertise. 

Board-certified dermatologists and their medical staff are the most qualified individuals to administer dermal fillers. They have expert knowledge of facial anatomy, medication interactions, dosage administration, and how to space injections for the best results.

Not all doctors or dermatologists have experience in injecting dermal fillers. You’re more likely to end up with complications or unpleasant side effects if you get injections from an inexperienced provider. 

Our dermatologists are highly trained and experienced in administering fillers. We can show you before and after photos of satisfied patients to give you an idea of the difference dermal fillers can make. 

Follow your doctor’s post-procedure instructions 

To ensure maximum results, read and follow your aftercare instructions. You’ll likely need to avoid vigorous exercise for a day or two, and you shouldn’t expose yourself to extreme heat. 

Plan ahead. You won’t be able to wear makeup or retinoids for at least 24 hours after the procedure. We give you a list of what to avoid. You should also sleep on your back to avoid placing pressure on your face where we’ve given you injections.

Protect your treated areas from the sun 

Dermal fillers and UV rays from the sun don’t mix well. The sun lessens the effect of hyaluronic acid, a key ingredient in many fillers. For long lasting results, always wear sunscreen with a high sun protection factor (SPF) and use a wide-brimmed hat if you’re in the sun. 

Use good quality skin care products and apply gently 

Fillers need time to settle properly, a process that takes about two weeks. Use high quality gentle cleansers and moisturizers, and apply them gently. Avoid using facial devices or brushes. This is the time to baby your face and any other treated areas. 

Don’t smoke 

Dermal fillers stimulate new collagen and elastin, key proteins that keep your skin healthy. Smoking degrades those proteins, so you’re not getting the benefit of the treatment you just had if you smoke after getting dermal injections. 

Call us or book an appointment online today to learn more about the difference dermal fillers could make in your appearance. We have offices in Portsmouth, Exeter, and Dover, New Hampshire.

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