Post Treatment Regimen
In simple terms, cosmetic fillers are a non-surgical treatment used to restore the volume and fullness of skin that diminishes as we age. At Milk + Honey, you can choose from a variety of products in the cosmetic filler collection that add volume to different areas of the face. With these derma fillers, we can help refresh sagging skin, help re-contour and restore natural, youthful volume to your face.
How do I know which cosmetic fillers are best?
Each individual is different. During your initial free personal consultation, our medical professionals will discuss your options and determine which filler injections are best suited for you.
How do derma fillers work?
Occurring naturally in the body, hyaluronic acid works like a sponge within our skin, absorbing water and acting as an internal moisturizer. As we age, the acid we naturally produce diminishes, causing creases and folds to appear. Derma fillers are injected through a small needle into or beneath the dermis, to help restore the skin’s volume and smooth away wrinkles and folds. Facial injections take very little time and results are usually seen immediately, with little or no downtime.
What areas can be treated?
Juvéderm™ facial injections commonly treat areas including under eyes, define cheek bones, chin, jaw line and facial lines. The most popular and likely most well known are lip enhancements with filler. It’s also a popular treatment to fill the marionette lines that run down from the corners of the mouth, and wrinkles around the lips. It can also be used effectively to diminish scar areas caused by acne or surgery. And more recently we have seen great results using filler at the top/bridge of the nose. We call it the "non-surgical nose job".
What should I expect during my first visit?
You will begin with a complimentary consultation with our specialists were we will discuss your concerns and examine your skin in relation to your facial structure. We will obtain a medical history, then discuss and sign a medical consent form for Juvéderm™. We will utilize photography, capturing several facial views and then review a treatment plan specifically designed for you. At that time we will discuss appropriate expectations and costs associated to each procedure depending on your concerns.
What should I expect during a treatment?
The treatment involves the use of tiny needles to carefully fill in the targeted areas. The filler solutions contain lidocaine, a pain reducing medication to ease any discomfort you may experience during the injection. We also give our patients the opportunity to place an ice pack on the treatment area as well as a topical numbing agent prior to treatment.
Can I return to work immediately after treatment?
Not only are the results from cosmetic fillers immediate, but there is no serious recovery time required. If you would like, we will do a free touch up of your makeup with our Glo mineral cosmetics and you will be on your way! Depending on the area being treated and the particular brand of filler injections used, slight bruising may occur.
Is there after care for cosmetic fillers?
Following your treatment, there are a few simple instructions to follow. All after care instructions will be reviewed with you and a tip sheet will be provided for your convenience.
- Sleep on your back for at least one night following facial injections.
- Avoid high impact workouts for at least 24 – 48 hours following filler injections.
- Increase your water consumption for 24 – 48 hours following filler injections.
- Bruising, swelling, lumps and bumps and pain at the injection site can occur following treatment. If these symptoms persist for more than a few days, please contact us as a follow-up may be required.
- If you are concerned about anything you are experiencing after receiving filler injections, don’t hesitate to call us. We are here to help!
When will I see the results?
The joy of cosmetic fillers is that the results are instant! That’s right – you will be able to look in the mirror immediately and see the results. No waiting!
How long does it last?
Some facial injections last longer than others, depending upon the area and type of cosmetic fillers used. You can expect some to last six to nine months and others to last up to a year. We will discuss this with you during your consultation and as always, we encourage you to ask as many questions as you wish.
If you are curious about any anti aging injection treatments or are concerned about fighting against facial volume loss, talk to the staff at Milk + Honey about Juvéderm. Call us at 306.852.SKIN (7546) to schedule a complimentary consultation today.