Curious about what you need to know before getting fillers? Our Toronto-based team knows that patients will be thrilled to see the results from these injectables, such as smoother, more youthful-looking skin. Although this is a minimally invasive procedure, patients still need to know what to expect and how to prepare for fillers if they hope to achieve optimal results.

  1. There Are Different Categories of Fillers

There are different types of fillers including hyaluronic acid fillers and collagen stimulating calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic acid fillers. The most common and popular types these days are hyaluronic acid fillers. There are several different brands within each of these categories and also different lines within each brand. Each filler varies in the concentration of its active ingredient, its particle size, and how it is manufactured.

  1. You May Need Multiple Types

To achieve the most natural-looking, subtle results, we may need to combine various fillers for different areas. In some areas, we require a denser filler to lift and contour, a more flexible product for areas of movement and a softer filler to smooth fine lines. Certain fillers can add hydration to boost your skin quality rather than add volume. We can create the ideal treatment plan for you.

  1. You Should Set Realistic Goals

If you’re having filler treatment, consider what specific concerns you have. We don’t just treat the problem but also the cause of the problem to ensure natural-looking results. Remember to set realistic expectations since we want you to look like you. If performed artistically, fillers can help you look younger and fresher.

  1. Do You Need Fillers or Neuromodulators?

The best choice of injectable depends on what concerns you would like to address. Facial fillers are ideal for etched in, static wrinkles such as nasolabial folds and for improving volume and contours in the mid-face or lower face. Neuromodulators, on the other hand, relax dynamic wrinkles such as frown lines caused by muscle movement.

  1. There Are Some Things You Should Avoid

Even though filler treatment is a non-surgical procedure, there are still some potential side effects. It’s normal for there to be some temporary bruising from any injection. Avoid ingesting products that exacerbate bleeding and bruising such as alcohol, green tea, anti-inflammatories, vitamin E and omega-3s for one week before your appointment. Avoid dental procedures including cleaning for 2 weeks before and after fillers.

To find out more about what you need to know before having filler treatment, contact our Toronto-based Gidon Aesthetics & MediSpa team so that we can guide you through it. Call us at 416-483-4541 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.