Contact Us | Location

Dermal Fillers Recovery

Dermal Fillers Recovery

Dermal Fillers Recovery | Austin Dermatology | Facial FillersAmong a variety of cosmetic skin care and anti-aging procedures available today, dermal filler injections ranks as the second most popular treatment after Botox® . During the initial consultation, the treatment provider will discuss various aspects of the filler treatment, including its recovery and potential side effects.

Most facial filler injections typically do not involve a significant recovery process. However, the patient should be aware of all aspects of this cosmetic dermatology procedure, including its potential risks and expected results, in order to make an informed decision. Dr. Steven Zimmet provides facial filler injections to patients in Austin, TX and other communities in this part of the nation.  


Immediately after Injections

The initial cosmetic effect of facial filler injections can be noticed almost immediately after the treatment, despite the minor bruising and swelling that will appear in the injection sites. When the filler gel gets injected in the deeper tissue layers, it will quickly act to plump the skin in a subtle way and reduce the effect of facial creases and wrinkles.

The degree of swelling can vary from one patient to another, depending on the type of dermal filler received, and the number of injections and sites involved. In a majority of patients, redness, swelling and bruising will dissipate in about one week. The treatment provider may advise the patient to use cold compresses or ice packs in the first two to three days to mitigate the swelling.



Following the injections, the patient should avoid lying down for about four hours. This much time will be required for the soft tissue filler gel to settle in the affected sites, and will not spread to unintended areas. The treatment provider may also advise the patient to refrain from rubbing or massaging the injection areas for about 24 hours.

The patient may wear makeup a day after the injections to camouflage the swelling, but certain types of makeup containing alcohol may have to be avoided for a few days. If the patient is a smoker, they will be required to stop smoking for at least a few days before and after the injectable treatment. This will help ensure better and quicker healing.

Patients should avoid taking blood thinning drugs such as aspirin and NSAIDs for a few days. Sun exposure must be avoided before and after the injections for a few weeks. The patient should use a sunscreen with SPF 30 or above every day.


Retreatment and Results

The cosmetic dermatologist providing the filler injections may sometimes recommend the patient to visit for a follow up treatment to fill any creases or wrinkles in the face that may not have been successfully treated in the first injection treatment. The results of a single office treatment of dermal fillers will usually last for about six months to a year, depending on several factors.

The strength of the filler makes a key difference to the longevity of results. For instance, fillers with a higher concentration of active ingredients, such as fillers for mid-face volumizing, may create sustainable results lasting for up to two years. Experienced dermatologist Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for facial fillers.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments by Austin TX Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, please contact us at (512) 485-7700.

Dermal Filler Candidates

Dermal Filler Candidates | Austin Dermatology | Facial FillersA majority of people who choose dermal fillers and other cosmetic anti-aging and skin care procedures are above the age of 35.

They want facial filler injections in order to mitigate the signs of aging and restore a smoother, more youthful face. In some cases, people in their twenties may seek dermal filler injections if they want to achieve a more attractive pout or improve minor deformities in the nose or chin.

Dermal fillers are also chosen by many candidates to add volume to the cheeks or fill the hollows or depressions below the eyes. The treatment provider will determine the patient’s fitness for a filler treatment before going ahead with the injection procedure. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing dermal fillers and various other aesthetic treatments to patients in Austin, TX and other neighborhoods across the landscape.



Common Characteristics

The typical characteristics of a good candidate for dermal filler injections would include one or more of the following:

  • Conspicuous nasolabial folds or deep lines between the mouth and the nose
  • Appearance of smoker’s lines around the mouth
  • Sunken cheeks because of volume loss in the mid-face
  • Thin or irregularly shaped lips
  • A receding chin
  • Minor nose concerns such as a poor nasal tip or an unsightly nose bump


Suitable Candidates

Any individual over the age of 18, who is bothered by the appearance of conspicuous signs of aging on the face but wants to avoid surgery, may be a suitable candidates for dermal fillers. Both women and men are equally good candidates. The ideal candidate would be a non-smoker or having a clear commitment to follow the surgeon’s advice about stopping the habit for a specific time period.

Non-smokers usually make ideal candidates for dermal fillers because they will have a faster healing. The sucking and squinting motions made during smoking deepen the facial lines, which can make the results of fillers less sustainable. Fillers are also very effective for candidates who only want to treat a specific area of the face and do not have the problem extending to the entire face.


Allergy Testing

Candidates who choose non-animal fat based fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero Balance, or Radiesse will normally not be required to undergo an allergy test prior to the dermal filler treatment. Many of the FDA approved dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring compound in the body, and will have no allergic reaction in most cases. But if the patient wants to receive bovine collagen injections, they will be required to receive prior allergy testing.


Who is an Unsuitable Candidate?

Pregnant or breastfeeding women are usually recommended to avoid dermal filler injections. If the candidate suffers from active acne, they will have to get the condition treated first in order to minimize the risk of infection following dermal filler injections.

Candidates with an auto-immune disorder should consult with their physician before selecting dermal filler treatment. Accomplished dermatology expert Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for dermal filler injections.

If you would like to learn more about the procedures and treatments by Austin TX Cosmetic Dermatologist, Dr. Steven Zimmet, please contact us at (512) 485-7700.

Skin Vein Skin Vein

Austin, Texas

1500 W. 34th Street
Austin, TX 78703
Skin Vein Skin Vein
Skin Vein