How to Prepare for Dermal Fillers


How to Prepare for Dermal Fillers

August 4, 2021

Does the idea of getting dermal fillers appeal to you, but you’re feeling intimidated at the thought of undergoing a cosmetic facial treatment? Dermal fillers create the appearance of a youthful face by plumping up the skin and raising the cheeks and jawline, offering a non-surgical solution for loss of volume, sagging and deepening folds. And while dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure that will put you on the fast track to looking your absolute best, you’re going to want to know how you can prepare, if there’s anything you should be avoiding, and if you really are a suitable candidate. Keep reading to find out more!

Do your homework

Before deciding to go full speed ahead with your cosmetic procedure, it’s important to discuss your options with a certified professional. Attending a consultation with a Certified Cosmetic Injector or a plastic surgeon will allow you to ask any and all burning questions you may have about the procedure, putting your mind at ease. 

Toronto Facial Plastic Surgery explains why you should never make an appointment for this type of procedure without having a consultation first:
“The first step to preparing for any type of surgical or non-surgical cosmetic procedure is to guarantee that you fully understand the steps and potential risks involved. Consulting with a board-certified and experienced facial plastic surgeon is a great place to start. In fact, no credible cosmetic surgeon would ever perform even the simplest procedure without first scheduling an in-depth patient consultation. This allows you to ask any pressing questions you may have about the procedure and get all of the information you need to decide whether or not you want to move forward.”

Ensure that you are a suitable candidate

While dermal fillers are a fantastic way to look and feel your best with a minimally invasive procedure, there’s a chance you may not be a suitable candidate. There are certain factors that may not make you eligible for this type of procedure, so it’s important that you ensure that you do your research before jumping full speed ahead. 

Thérapie Clinic tells us which factors may not make you a suitable candidate for dermal fillers:
“Dermal fillers can treat fine lines and wrinkles as well as targeting loss of volume in the face and lips. If you would like to improve on these areas, it is a great idea to attend a consultation in your chosen clinic to ensure that you are a viable candidate for the procedure. Please note that dermal fillers are not suitable for those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or those who bruise easily. Your consultant will also consider your skin type and any allergies you may have.”

Know what to avoid

Last but not least, your certified professional will inform you on what you should be avoiding before and after your procedure. While many of these precautions are only temporary, they may be necessary immediately leading up to and for 24 hours or more after you receive dermal fillers.

Clearview MediSpa tells us what should be avoided immediately after your procedure:
“For several hours after your shots, you will want to avoid doing certain things. Be prepared to avoid putting on makeup, washing your hair, exercising, lying down, or messing with the injected zones, as these activities can cause the toxin to spread to muscles or weaken the injection. It is also advised that you do not fly for several hours after receiving Botox, as the change in cabin pressure could potentially cause the spread of the toxin to other muscles that you do not want to be affected. Prepare for little movement for the next few days.”

I’m Ashley Mills, a Registered Practical Nurse & Certified Cosmetic Injector. I started LYFT Medical Aesthetics in Collingwood, ON to help make injectable cosmetic treatments accessible to a wider audience. Contact us to book your free consultation for dermal fillers today!