Questions to Ask Before Getting Dermal Fillers


Questions to Ask Before Getting Dermal Fillers

January 10, 2022

Cosmetic procedures involving dermal fillers are often marketed as safe and effective treatments, especially for those wanting younger-looking skin. In fact, they’re so common these days that many may think of them as little more than another type of makeup.

While the stories of its efficacy and safety may be true, there’s a lot more to a dermal filler procedure than your average makeup application. Therefore, it’s important to ask your practitioner the right questions before going under the needle.

Here are the top questions to ask before getting dermal fillers.

What Type of Dermal Filler Do You Use?

There are hundreds of dermal fillers on the market, so it’s important to know what’s going into your body. Most are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that can already be naturally found in our skin and connective tissue. That being said, some hyaluronic acid fillers tend to be better than others, so do your research into the different brands. For example, you can check to see if a dermal filler has been licensed for use in Canada here.

What Kind of Training and Experience Do You Have?

Since your practitioner will be injecting you with needles, there is a certain amount of risk when undergoing a dermal filler procedure. Therefore, it’s important that you go with someone who has the proper certifications and experience for the job. For example, you can learn more about the qualifications of your Lyft Medical Aesthetics practitioner here.

Can I See Before-and-After Pictures of Your Dermal Filler Patients?

Your practitioner should be happy to show you pictures of their work. Every practitioner has their own particular aesthetic when it comes to dermal filler injections, so you should make sure you’re both on the same page regarding your goals for the procedure. If you don’t like what you see, then don’t feel bad about shopping around. Your practitioner doesn’t want you to be unhappy with your results either!

Can You Remove the Dermal Filler if I’m Not Happy with the Results?

Well, dermal fillers can’t exactly be removed, but they can be dissolved with the right product. Hyaluronidase is an injectable enzyme that can break down hyaluronic acid so that it can be naturally eliminated from the body. It’s often used to smooth out irregularities and remove filler material in case there are any serious side effects or just general unhappiness with the procedure. This is why it’s important to make sure your practitioner has some hyaluronidase on hand before receiving injections.

Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?

You should be able to attend a no-obligation initial consultation before agreeing to any kind of treatment. Here, your practitioner should ask about your medical history and perform a thorough facial assessment to determine what they may be able to accomplish with dermal fillers. They should also talk to you about the risks involved and any potential side effects so that you’re fully informed about the procedure.

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