Dermal Fillers: What to Expect and How to Prepare for Your Procedure

Dermal Fillers: What to Expect and How to Prepare for Your Procedure

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After months of looking at those stubborn wrinkles and skin folds even the most expensive creams on the market can’t seem to help, you finally decided to book your first dermal filler appointment.

So, what happens next?

If you’re completely new to the world of dermal fillers, then this blog is for you. We’ll discuss everything you need to know when it comes to prepping for the big day and what you can expect overall.

Continue reading to learn more.

How to Prepare For Your Treatment


When you booked your appointment, you were most likely asked to book a consultation appointment as well. During this session, you’ll discuss your goals, medical history, and any concerns with your chosen provider.

They’ll also recommend which filler is the best for you based on the results you’re looking for. For example, Allergan fillers like Juvéderm are great for treating facial wrinkles, whereas fillers such as Restylane are designed to restore volume to areas such as the lips.

Pre-Treatment Prep

During your consultation, your provider will give you pre-care instructions to follow that will help you achieve your desired results. Below are a few recommendations you may be given to make sure your body is fully prepped for treatment.

  • If possible, stop taking medications such as blood thinners
  • Avoid drinking and smoking
  • Stay hydrated
  • Avoid sun exposure

It’s also recommended to plan for any post-care treatment such as stocking up on pain relievers like ibuprofen.

What to Expect During The Dermal Filler Procedure


Before heading to the treatment room, you’ll be asked to sign documentation and a consent form. Any other logistics regarding your treatment will most likely take place at this point as well.

Cleansing and Anesthesia

After taking care of any logistics, you’ll be taken back to the treatment room where your provider will cleanse your skin and apply a topical anesthetic. This will ensure you don’t feel any pain during the treatment.

Injection Process

After your skin is numbed, your provider will inject a fine needle into the determined area that contains the pre-discussed filler. The injection should only take a few minutes, depending on the number of injections you receive. 

Your provider will assess the filler placement and amount throughout the dermal filler procedure and make any adjustments they deem necessary.

Post-Care Instructions

Following the procedure, your provider will inform you of when you can expect to see full results and how long they will last. They’ll also provide any post-care instructions to ensure you achieve full results and schedule any follow-up appointments.

Here at Adara Surgical Institute, our providers are skilled at administering dermal fillers so you can look and feel your best. If you have any questions regarding the filler process, pre-care, or post-care, we encourage you to speak with one of our providers to learn more.Interested in scheduling treatment? Book your appointment today!

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