What to Expect When Getting Dermal Injections

by | Dec 27, 2018 | Medical Spa

Dermal fillers or dermal injections like those we do in our Barrington office are used to plump the lips, enhance the contours of the face, smooth out fine lines, and improve the appearance of scars.

They are a safe and minimally invasive procedure, but if you have never had it done before, you might be experiencing a little trepidation. There is no need to worry, we will walk you through the things that you should expect.

Before the Procedure

Before the injections begin, your face will be evaluated and the skin’s tone and appearance will be assessed. Your face will be marked at the appropriate sites for injection.

After the assessment, your face will be cleaned with an antibacterial agent to prevent any type of infection. The injections are not completely painless, so if you are concerned about the pain, an anesthetic ointment can be used to numb the skin.

During the Procedure

The actual injection only takes a few short moments to administer. The entire injection process may only take 15-20 minutes, but if you are having a lot of dermal injections done, it could take up to an hour.

After the Procedure

Immediately after the dermal injections that you receive in our Barrington office, you may notice that the face looks “overfilled.” This is simply the swelling from the procedure, and it will settle into your expected outcome after a few days.

You may notice some bruising on the face, especially if you bruise easily. ON some occasions the skin can feel hypersensitive. The majority of your symptoms can be alleviated with ice.

It is possible to develop more severe reactions to the dermal injections, you should notify your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Pus-filled bumps
  • Hot and inflamed skin
  • Fever
  • Severe pain

The Results

Your results from your dermal injections will be noticeable right away, and the effects should last for several months. Some people even report the effects lasting for years. Maintaining a healthy diet and taking good care of your skin will increase the longevity of the effects.

Ready to Make an Appointment?

If you are ready to move forward with your dermal injections in Barrington, call our office at 847-348-6425. We also have a contact form on our website if you have any questions or concerns.

Regency Medical Spa offers traditional spa services as well as medical aesthetic treatments. Dr. Nader Aziz opened Regency in 2008 and has been happily helping patients turn back time ever since.

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