A detailed consultation will precede the dermal filler cosmetic skin care procedure to determine the appropriate injection plan for the patient’s needs.
Patients who are seeking dermal fillers for the first time may use the consultation opportunity to learn about different filler options available to them and the benefits and limitations of each. Dr. Steven Zimmet is an experienced dermatologist providing dermal filler injections to patients in Austin, TX and surrounding locations across the horizon.
Evaluating the Patient
The treatment provider will determine the patient’s candidacy for dermal filler procedure by evaluating their overall facial anatomy, skin type and tone, amount of skin elasticity, depleted volume in specific areas, and the depth of aging lines and wrinkles. The provider will also ask questions to learn about the patient’s overall health and any underlying medical condition.
Cosmetic Goal Assessment
To create a customized dermatology filler injection plan for the patient, the provider will seek to understand why the patient wants to receive facial filler treatment and what precisely about their facial appearance may be bothering them. The provider will encourage the patient to share their innate cosmetic needs and goals, and incorporate those inputs into the customized dermal filler treatment plan.
Educating the Patient
The injection provider will discuss the dermal filler and other treatment alternatives available to the patient, and the pros and cons of each. They will inform the patient about the effectiveness, longevity of results, expected recovery, potential risks and costs of the filler treatment. This will enable the patient to make an objective, well-considered decision about filler treatment.
Addressing Patient’s Concerns
At the time of consultation, the patient will have the opportunity to ask questions and clear all their doubts and concerns related to the dermal filler procedure and the dermatologist’s practice. A dedicated treatment provider will answer all the questions of the patient in accurate detail and help them to arrive at a most beneficial decision specific to their situation.
Customized Injection Plan
Depending on the patient’s unique anatomical and personal cosmetic needs, the dermatologist will determine the most effective and customized filler injection plan. Most patients may require HA based fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm Ultra or Belotero Balance, while a few may require volumizing fillers such as Juvederm Voluma. Some other patients may need stronger fillers such as Radiesse or Sculptra. A combination of filler injections and Botox® may also be recommended in some cases.
The costs of the dermal filler procedure can vary from one patient to another depending on their volume requirements and the type of filler chosen. Some patients may choose to combine filler injections with another non-invasive procedure, and may be eligible for a package price or a special rebate. Payment methods and financing options may also be discussed during the consultation to help the patient make the right decision considering all factors.
During the consultation, the dermatologist will also make an effort to ensure that the patient has reasonable expectations from dermal filler treatment. Sterling and committed dermatologist Dr. Zimmet receives patients from Austin, TX and nearby areas for dermal fillers.