What are Dermal Fillers Made Of?
Dermal fillers use a variety of materials to achieve their results. The most popular filler material, hyaluronic acid, occurs naturally in your skin. It frequently appears in skincare products because it attracts and holds moisture in the skin.
At Capital Laser & Skin Care, we offer the Juvederm®, Restylane®, and RHA
families of dermal fillers. These hyaluronic acid fillers provide a range of options for almost any area of the face. One of our board-certified dermatologists, Dr. Tanzi, Dr. Shah, or Dr. Peters, can help you determine the best treatment for your cosmetic goals.
How to Prepare for Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers have a well-established safety record, and many people have no side effects after treatment. A bit of preparation can help you minimize common effects such as minor bruising. Before your dermal filler appointment, we will recommend that you:
- Avoid taking NSAIDs like aspirin and ibuprofen
- Do not consume alcohol
- Avoid smoking
- Stop taking other medications if instructed
- Tell your provider about any supplements or vitamins you take
Several of these factors can increase bleeding. While you will not have any bleeding after dermal filler injections, you can develop small spots of bruising. Following these tips can minimize the risk of any bruising or other effects. Smoking inhibits blood flow and impairs healing after any type of treatment.