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DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are subcutaneous injections into the fatty tissue below the skin. Dermal fillers are used to plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, ​soften facial creases and wrinkles or improve the appearance of recessed scars.

Does Experience Matter?

Yes, it does.
We know there are many injectors out there who can perform Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, Voluma, or Sculptra injections. But, we believe what differentiates our practice from others is the ability to "shape the face" - it is an art and a science.

Another unique aspect of our practice is our expert injectors - Charlene Philips, RN, and Anna Duong, FNP-C. Our injectors have built a loyal following of patients who appreciate high quality, value, and customer service.
Located in Houston's River Oaks and Highland Village Districts, ​​Premier Aesthetics Houston offers skin care and rejuvenation treatments and products. ​

what kind of fillers is there?

RESTYLANE FAMILY DERMAL FILLERS

JUVEDERM FAMILY DERMAL FILLERS

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

BEFORE TREATMENT

To minimize bruising & swelling begin taking (3) Arnica tablets sublingually (under the tongue) three times a day beginning 10 days to 2 weeks prior to injections

AFTER TREATMENT

During & Immediately after your Injection:

  • Dermal Fillers that are injected into the skin to soften creases or folds, support areas of volume loss, or contour specific facial areas

  • Local numbing medication may be used to maximize your comfort during the procedure. 

  • May experience a mild to moderate amount of stinging or aching sensation post-injection

  • Bruising on site of injection is a possible/commonly reported side effect. To minimize bruising, inform your provider if you use blood thinners such as ibuprofen, aspirin, or herbal preparations (St. John's Wort), large quantities of Vitamin E. 

  • Temporary minimal to moderate swelling can be expected, which should dissipate following injection. t is normal to experience some tenderness at the treatment site for a few days.

  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that needle punctures could contribute to another occurrence. Speak to your nurse about medications that may minimize a recurrence. 

 

FOR LONGER, LASTING RESULTS: Return within 4-5 months for re-treatment in order to receive optimum, long term results

Post Treatment:

  • Apply an ice pack or cold compress to the injection area after treatment to help reduce swelling. If swelling or redness persists too long, please contact Charlene Philips BSN RN

  • If bruising remains on day 3, apply warm and moist compresses 6-8 times daily

  • It is normal to feel a "firmness" in your injection areas for the first few days after treatment, over time, the area will soften, leaving a soft, natural-looking result

  • Many patients return to their normal routine/activities immediately. Avoid exercise for 24 hrs. If you have any questions or concerns check with your nurse for her recommendation 

  • The injection area may also be gently washed a few hours after treatment. Avoiding aggressive scrubbing or rubbing. NO massaging of the area. 

  • Sunbathing, Heat or excessive UV exposure should be avoided until the redness or swelling has subsided. Avoid exercise for 24-48 hours

  • Immediately report any worsening or persistent symptoms or side effects, such as increase swelling or pain. 

  • Sleep on your back and elevated

  • Avoid consumption of alcohol for 24-48 hours

  • Do not allow pets to touch sites of injection. This will help prevent a bacterial infection

  • Always have clean hands when touching sites of the injection

  • Minimize or eliminates the use of aspirin, ibuprofen, and St. John's Wort

  • Ideally, no flying on a plane within 24 hours of treatment 

  • If bruising remains on day 3, apply warm and moist compresses to treatment area 6-8 times daily