How to get the best results from your dermal filler treatment
Finding the right provider
Finding the aesthetic doctor or clinic that is right for you is the first step towards ensuring that you will love your treatment results.
Starting your search
Online research is a great way to start looking for providers who are experienced with dermal filler treatments and up-to-date on the latest techniques and tools. Professional organizations like The American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and the American Academy of Dermatology often have physician locators on their websites. You can also browse online forums dedicated to aesthetics like RealSelf or Zwivel to find profiles on many aesthetic clinics and providers.
Since dermal filler treatments are not permanent, you will likely want to build a relationship with a provider who you can travel to for touch-up or maintenance treatments. Consider facilities that are close to your home or look for locations in areas that you frequently travel to for vacation or work. If you are interested in a dermal filler treatment with Revanesse®, you can download the Prollenium® Rewards app to find a provider near you.
Be aware of your environment and surroundings when you visit the doctor’s office or clinic where you will be having your procedure. Are you comfortable in the environment? Do the office staff and physician seem friendly and attentive? Feeling at ease will make your procedure something you can look forward to.
During your consultation, ask about your provider’s experience with dermal fillers, including what areas he/she has treated, how long he/she has worked with fillers and how many treatments he/she has performed.
Be sure to ask your provider to share before and after pictures with you from previous treatments he/she has performed that are similar to what you are looking for. Discuss the goals of the treatment, how long the treatment took to complete, the steps involved in the procedure and how they felt about the final results. Ask the provider about how he/she varied technique for different treatments to achieve the desired results. Did the provider use one injection point, or inject the product from multiple sites? Do they use advanced safety equipment like AccuVein? If you get the sense that the provider has experience and expertise that align with your goals, you may have found a match!
If you are looking for a provider who is at the cutting-edge of the industry, or a doctor who is actively publishing articles, speaking at conferences, and teaching other physicians and sharing their success stories online, then they are likely to be at the forefront of the industry. As their time is often in high demand, these superstar physicians may be harder to book time with and often come with a bigger price tag, but these industry leaders are good options for those who are looking to take advantage of the latest advancements in the field.
Ensuring that your provider has a clear understanding of your post-treatment goals is crucial to getting the results you are hoping for. What looks “natural” to some might look “un-noticeable” to others and what looks “just right” to some might look “over done” to others. Beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder. Expressing your individuality and defining the look you want should always be your primary goal.
A leader in the field of medical aesthetics, Dr. Jason Emer, lists some of the common uses for fillers, along with more innovative treatments. To see these advanced treatments and techniques, be sure to follow his popular Instagram account @jasonemermd.
If you are considering a treatment to augment certain facial features or sculpt specific areas of your face, bring in photos that exemplify the look you are going for. Try to find different angles to illustrate multiple angles and views. Your provider can help you to understand what is realistic to expect from your results and what techniques and treatments may help you achieve them.
If you are considering a treatment to prevent or reduce the signs of aging, bring in images of yourself over a range of years. This will help your provider see exactly how aging has affected the structure of your face. The aging process is unique to all of us, so reviewing these photos can help you and your provider establish goals for your treatment. In addition to addressing wrinkles and creases, dermal fillers can help replace lost volume and add lift to areas that look hollow or have started to sag or droop. See how Revanesse® treatments have helped three women.
Never be afraid to ask your provider about what to expect. Your provider should always take the time to thoroughly answer any questions you might have and should leave you with a clear idea of what steps will be involved in your treatment. Be sure you understand how long the treatment will take to complete, any downtime you might want to plan for recovery and any associated risks or side effects that you might experience.
Many things can affect the cost of a dermal filler treatment. The experience of the doctor, the location of the office, the location’s overhead, and what products are available to the customer are just some considerations that can affect treatment cost.
When you meet with your provider, be sure to discuss what type of cost you can expect to see to reach your treatment goals. If you are considering treating multiple areas, you may be able to work with your doctor to schedule several treatments to spread out the expense. Don’t forget to discuss what a maintenance schedule might look like for your goals in order to budget for any future treatments you might want to consider for keeping your results looking their best. Learn how Revanesse® is working to help ensure that providers and patients can access the right amount of product for at a lower cost with their Commitment to Volume.
Like most products, different fillers come with different price tags. Different fillers are optimized for different treatment areas and goals, so be sure to discuss what options are available with your provider. Always be sure that the filler your doctor is providing is approved by Health Canada and/or the FDA, and manufactured by a reputable company that is focused on quality and safety. Since there are many options in this growing industry, look for a provider who understands the different products that are available and can help you discover the product that aligns with your goals and budget. Choosing a filler with the right benefits and price point can help you achieve and maintain the results of your dreams!
Some brands offer customer reward programs that can help offset the cost of treatments for new or repeat customers. The manufacturer of Revanesse® offer the Prollenium® Rewards program that enables customers to access and manage promotions, rewards and coupons via a convenient smartphone app. Visit Apple iTunes or Google Play to download the app for free and search for participating providers in your area. Be sure to follow Revanesse® on Instagram to be alerted to new offers.
Managing Discomfort and Anxiety
In addition to the environment and bedside manner of your practitioner and their office staff, your provider may be able to offer additional tools to help you manage any apprehension or pain on the day of your treatment. If you are interested in oral or topical medication to help mediate pain and anxiety during your treatment, be sure your doctor’s methods agree with your expectations. While some dermal fillers include the addition of lidocaine, a numbing agent to make treatments more comfortable, many practitioners use additional methods to manage discomfort and anxiety during dermal filler treatments.
Some patients and practitioners prefer natural methods for controlling pain and anxiety, while others may offer traditional medications and ointments or look towards medical advancements like the use of nitrous oxide during treatments. Make sure to talk with your provider about your values and expectations before your treatment.
Taking the time to find a provider whose approach, techniques and values mirror your own and clearly defining your goals are the best things you can do to ensure your treatment goes smoothly and your results are on point with your expectations. Your consultation should leave you with a complete understanding of the procedure and the products and techniques that your provider recommends. In the end, the provider you choose should leave you feeling confident and enthusiastic about your upcoming treatment!
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