Dermal filler is a cosmetic procedure used to enhance facial contours and reduce anti-aging signs. Injectable dermal filters are of different types.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite
- Hyaluronic acid
- Polylactic acid
- Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres
All the above fillers differ in their chemical structure, longevity, and softness. Softer fillers are chosen for the lips, while sturdier ones are used to improve cheekbones. The cosmetic surgeon determines the best kind of filler depending on your personal goal.
At the Body Massage Wellness Med Spa in Denver, you can choose Juvederm for treating your facial issues. It is a hyaluronic acid type of dermal filler injectable that allows for maintaining the correction for more than 10 to 12 years.
The brand offers a range of products to fulfill the specific needs of the face.
- Volbella XC – Adds subtle volume as well as smooth vertical lines to the lips and its surrounding area.
- Ultra XC – Adds more fullness to the lips and its surrounding region than Volbella XC.
- Voluma XC – It is a gel for a subtle lift of the cheek area. It adds volume and shapes the cheek portion.
- XC – It is a great option for wrinkles or facial folds that run from nose to mouth.
- Vollure XC – It is suitable for leveling the folds and wrinkles on the face and lasts longer than XC.
How do Hyaluronic gel products work?
The Juvederm products are in the form of a smooth gel as Hylacross technology is used to create the smooth and malleable gel. Basically, Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in the human body. The gel holds water at injection sites and acts as a cushioning agent.
Temporary volume is added and skin appears smooth and even. For optimal results, more than one session is needed for many people. The XC product has lidocaine, a local anesthetic for numbing the injection site within seconds.
The injectable gel is injected into the skin directly using a fine needle. There is less discomfort because of the anesthetic agent lidocaine.
What to expect after the dermal filler procedure?
The side effects of injectable dermal filler gels include redness, pain, swelling, firmness, bruising, bumps, discoloration, tenderness, and itching. Some report dryness, but all these are temporary and will resolve after some time. The cosmetic surgeon may prescribe antibiotics if the side effect persists.
Make sure to avoid alcohol, strenuous workouts, and extensive heat/sun exposure within 24 hours after the procedure. If there is swelling then use an ice pack on the swollen spots. Even ask when to use makeup after the procedure.
Risks and safety tips
Injectable dermal fillers must not get injected into the blood vessels because this can cause blockage resulting in dying of the skin tissue, stroke, and even vision impairment. If there is infection or inflammation visible at the injection site then stop the process until the skin is healed.
People with a history of severe allergies and anaphylaxis must not choose dermal filler treatment. Ensure to administer Juvederm under licensed cosmetic professional. Discuss your use of medicines like aspirin or ibuprofen because these may cause bruising or prolong bleeding.