Articles Tagged: dermal filler recovery
Posted on August 11, 2020 by Ella Fedonenko
Our specialty is performing non-invasive cosmetic procedures, and we have extensive experience over a wide variety of different procedures. Non-invasive procedures share significant advantages over traditional cosmetic surgery procedures – they don’t require cutting into the skin. They avoid conventional surgical techniques that imply hospitalization, anesthetic, and considerable recovery times, to say nothing of pain and discomfort.
Here’s a summary of our most popular non-invasive facial cosmetic procedures, with particular attention to those that can deliver rapid results, with little to no recovery time.
Dermal Filler Injections
Under-skin filler injections can be used to resolve many problems, ranging from restoring lost facial volume, filling in fine or deep lines, to changing the contours of the lips, cheekbones, or jaw. They can also stimulate natural collagen production by the body, creating on-going benefits long after treatment. Recovery time following application is minimal.
Botox, when applied by a qualified practitioner, is a safe and effective way to lessen or remove wrinkles and frown lines quickly. The effects are seen relatively quickly and don’t require recovery time.
Chemical peels come in many different forms; mild chemical peels (used to remove only the top-most skin layer) can be an effective way to rejuvenate one’s appearance, and typically don’t require any significant recovery time. Deeper chemical peels, however, may require a short recovery period.
Laser and IPL Therapy
Laser and IPL treatments can help to improve overall skin tone and can be used to tighten the skin, as well as to remove or reduce pigmentation problems, and spider veins. Recovery time is minimal, following treatment, although avoiding sunlight afterward is typically recommended.
Your Laser Skin Care
Your Laser Skin Care can help you decide on the most effective treatment (or treatments) for your particular situation. We can schedule treatments to fit in with your schedule and help you look your best, whether you’re trying to improve your general appearance or whether you’re trying to look your best for a special occasion.
We have extensive experience over many years, and will be happy to answer your questions – just call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.
Posted on August 27, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko
Even the most successful treatment such as dermal filler often results in some measure of side effects. Among the most common are swelling, soreness, redness, bruising, itching and, more rarely, some inflammation at the injection site. After all, the skin will usually react any time it’s penetrated by a needle. But it’s usually not severe or long-lasting.
In fact, most side effects may be treated with over-the-counter medications and disappear in just a few days. Some might linger for a week but lessen every day.
Your job is to take the simple precautions that will either prevent or greatly reduce the severity and longevity of these side effects. Here is a list of some of the most popular “do’s and don’ts” we recommend prior to your dermal filler procedure.
Some medications and natural supplements tend to make your blood thinner and less able to clot. This is one of the common causes for “bruising.” So the following drugs should be discontinued seven days before treatment: Aspirin, Ibuprofen (including Aleve, Advil and Motrin), Omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin E, Ginko Bilboa and St. John’s Wart. Remember, Tylenol is always allowed and should be sufficient to relieve any tenderness or pain. Alcohol and garlic should be avoided 1 – 2 days before your injections.
Tiny pellets of Arnica Montana have also proven to be very effective and may be dissolved, under the tongue, the day before and the morning of your appointment. Whole Foods is a very good source for purchasing this supplement.
Remember to talk to your own doctor or practitioner for other recommendations or if you have any specific conditions or questions.