Loss of skin volume, increasing skin laxity, and deeper lines and wrinkles are only three of the most common issues associated with aging skin – and unfortunately for most, these issues occur all at once. While there are several cosmetic treatments that can address any one of these issues, at Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN, we know the most effective treatments to tackle many age-related appearance concerns with Dermal Fillers and other injectable treatments.
Dermal Fillers: Explaining Injectables
Dermal Fillers are some of the most sought-after cosmetic treatments around the world. Injectables are popular for several reasons, including the long-lasting results and the versatility of the filler treatments. The best part about these treatments is the fact that a skilled hand coupled with the right filler can neatly sculpt and renew your appearance.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers revitalize and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural, softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft, injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid.
The Beautique Medical Anti-Aging Difference
Dermal fillers require BOTH a complete and thorough understanding of anatomy, the location and depth of skin, muscles, nerves and ARTISTRY to understand the shadows and symmetry that create beauty. Any qualified person may become an injector, but it is only the elite who can see the face as a canvas and the needle as the paint brush. We use a wide range of fillers, each has its own set of properties and benefits in certain areas and at certain depths.
Here at Beautique we are medical anti-aging artisans. We specialize in beautiful, natural-looking, symmetrical results, and we specialize in the correction of ill-placed fillers from other providers.
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Dermal fillers can be used to fill in lines, hollows, and wrinkles or volumize areas that need plumping or shaping. The injector-artist can fill in under the eyes (tear troughs) which can make a huge difference in appearance when done properly and can give you a brighter and rejuvenated appearance. This is a very delicate area and should only be trusted in the hands of a skilled injector. Other favorite facial treatment areas are nose and jaw contouring, nasolabial folds, chin, philtrum, oral commissures, and even the ear lobes.
Dermal Fillers can also be used to plump areas of the body, such as the back of the hands, and even our genitalia (male enhancement, labial rejuvenation).
What You Can Expect During Dermal Filler Treatment
There are a few steps involved in injectable treatments that are common to most cosmetic clinics. At Beautique, we prioritize the personalization of your treatment, so you can rest assured that your treatment plan is tailored to your exact needs and wants. We approach your restorative treatments as an artist would a painting, meaning we use the canvas of your face to emphasize your best features.
Whether you are seeking filler for the first time or wanting to correct an ill-placed filler from another clinic, you will need to attend a free consultation appointment. The consultation is a chance for us to learn about you and your appearance goals. We will discuss any appearance-related concerns you have, examine the treatment area, and talk about your expectations for treatment. We may also gather some information, such as previous cosmetic treatments you have had and any potential drug allergies.
We will provide you with a list of pre-treatment instructions to help you prepare for treatment. These are standard instructions that are used for injectable treatments and may include:
- Do not take aspirin for at least 5 days
- Avoid certain vitamins and supplements
- Do not use Retinol products
- Drink an adequate amount of water
You will not need to arrange for transportation on the day of your appointment. We ask that patients arrive at their appointment with a clean, fresh face with hair pulled back.
Step One: Prep
The first step of your treatment is to prepare your skin for the injections. We will gently cleanse and sanitize your skin to remove all potential oil, dirt, make-up, and bacteria, then apply our compounded numbing cream that will remain for 20 minutes. We also offer the Pro-NOx system for added comfort and anxiety relief.
Step Two: Injection
One of our skilled providers will perform your filler treatment. Using a small, thin needle, the filler solution will be injected into your skin at designated treatment areas to craft the appearance you desire. Most filler treatments involve at least two or more tiny injections at various treatment areas. If you are treating multiple areas on the face, your treatment will involve more injections. If you are seeking treatment to correct an over-filled Juvederm treatment from another clinic, this is the step where we will dissolve and remove the old filler at ideal areas. We will then use any remaining filler or inject a new filler to meet your expected appearance goals.
We will provide you with a list of post-treatment instructions to help guide you through the recovery period. These are standard instructions that are used after injectable treatments and should be followed for at least 3 days after your appointment. Some post-treatment instructions may include:
- Avoid excessive heat, sweating, and strenuous movement
- No direct sunlight
- Wear SPF
- Do not drink alcohol for at least 24 hours
- Avoid aspirin and certain supplements
- Do not touch or massage the treatment area
We may provide you with additional directions after your appointment. For example, while you are free to wear make-up after your appointment, we may give you advice on how to remove make-up and wash the skin without agitating the healing process. We may also give you directions on how to use cold compresses on the treatment area.
Recovery and Results
The majority of our patients experience mild to moderate bruising and adema that generally subsides within 3 to 6 days after treatment. Full recovery is usually scene 3-4 weeks post-procedure. We ask that you make a follow-up appointment at that time, so we can make sure we have met your aesthetic goals.
Revitalize Your Appearance With Dermal Fillers
It’s time to rethink the way you want to treat your aging skin. Whether it’s just one issue or multiple appearance concerns at once, Dermal Fillers make it easy to revitalize your appearance. Please contact Beautique Medical in Knoxville, TN to schedule your free consultation today.