Dermal fillers are taking over the aesthetic medicine world because of their unique ability to minimize wrinkles and compensate for age-related volume loss. From A-list celebrities to the neighbor next door, the biocompatible fillers are in high demand. We’ve all seen the stunning results of dermal fillers, but a common question circulating is how facial fillers feel and what to expect during a session. While everyone is different, here are a few common answers to those pressing questions.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Before we jump in, it’s essential to understand what dermal fillers are and how they work. Fillers do much more than fill in the folds that make up your wrinkles. These products consist of powerful hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid. Your body naturally produces these substances to stimulate collagen production.
Collagen is responsible for keeping our skin tight, lifted, and radiant. It has also earned the nickname “the fountain of youth” because of its ability to attract water molecules, plumping the area. So, when a skilled provider injects hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler into your skin, the natural collagen will use it to plump and lock in moisture. Pretty amazing!
How Do Facial Fillers Feel?
Now that we’ve explained the technical side of it, we can move onto the concern of whether dermal fillers will change the texture or feeling of your facial skin. First, if you’re worried that the procedure being uncomfortable, you should rest assured that getting dermal filler injections is largely painless. Your provider will apply an anesthetic cream or injection to minimize any discomfort during the session.
The feeling in your face or lips after you have injections is fullness in an area that previously felt hollow, thin, or bony. This plumping is because we’ve added a small pocket of fluid to your skin’s dermal layer. The feeling will become completely normal after a few days of washing your face and applying your favorite topical skin care products.
What to Expect During a Session
Getting injectable fillers requires a quick, painless in-office procedure. Unlike other, more invasive, treatments, you won’t have to take days out of your schedule for lengthy surgery or recovery time. You can continue your normal activities immediately after your treatment. You may notice some slight swelling or bruising, but you can easily manage these with ice packs or over-the-counter pain medication approved by your doctor.
Dermal Fillers with Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka at Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sarah Vakkalanka has been serving patients in Huntington Beach and Orange County for more than a decade. With her extensive experience and training in dermal fillers, she has perfected a technique that will help produce beautiful, natural results. In a one-on-one consultation, she will discuss your aesthetic goals with you and help guide you in making the best choices for your individual needs.
For more information on dermal fillers with Dr. Vakkalanka, contact Allure Anti-Aging & Aesthetics today.