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Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers

Lip Botox Injection

What are HA Fillers?

HA fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid soft gels that are used to restore volume to different areas of the face, thereby softening lines, wrinkles, folds, and can also be used to help define features or in facial contouring. 

Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that our bodies naturally produce to help us retain water in our skin, keeping our skin hydrated.

 

As we grow older, we lose volume in our faces and our skin laxity (looseness) increases, causing sagging, wrinkles, jowls, and other aesthetic concerns.

HA Fillers are not permanent treatments, they must be maintained. They can last anywhere from 6-18 months depending on the type of filler used, location injected, and number of syringe used.

Effects are seen immediately, however there is some swelling after the treatment which will settle and look its best after 2 weeks.

Different Treatment Areas with HA Fillers

  • Lips

  • Cheeks

  • Temples

  • Nasolabial Folds

  • Marionette Lines

  • Jawline Contouring

  • Chin 

  • Eyebags

Pre-Treatment Care

  • Arrive at DAZE with a clean face and no makeup.

  • Stop any anti-inflammatory or blood-thinning medications at least 3 days prior.

    • To decrease risk of bruising/swelling.​

  • Avoid alcohol 24 hours before treatment. 

    • To decrease risk of bruising/swelling.​

  • Schedule treatment 2 weeks prior to any major event.

    • Allows neurotoxin treatment to reach its optimal effect.​

  • Schedule treatment 2 weeks after and prior to other types of treatments (e.g. facials,  microneedling).

    • May lead to migration of fillers.​

  • Eat food and drink water prior to treatment.

    • In case you feel faint during treatment. ​

    • If you are receiving lip fillers, you will not be able to eat for 1 hour and not be able to use a straw for 24 hours after treatment.

      • With lip fillers, a strong numbing cream is used in order to ensure your comfort. ​

  • Ensure you do NOT have a flight booked within 2 weeks after treatment.

    • Swelling/bruising may worsen in the pressurized cabin of an aircraft.​

  • Try not to go out immediately after treatment, you may have some redness and swelling afterwards!

    • This is normal and expected after treatment.

Post-Treatment Care

  • AVOID exaggerated facial expression for 2-4 hours after the treatment.

  • Do NOT sleep on the treated area, try to sleep on your back!

    • May lead to migration of filler.​

  • NO strenuous exercise or excessive heat for 24 hours. 

    • Excessive heat examples: ​

      • Excessive sun exposure, hot tubs, saunas, tanning beds​, hot baths

    • May lead to blood vessels dilating which may lead to increased risk of bruising and swelling.

  • Do NOT rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours after treatment.

    • May lead to migration of filler.

  • AVOID other types of treatments (e.g. facials, microdermabrasion) for at least 2 weeks.

    • May lead to migration of filler. ​

  • AVOID flying on an airplane for 2 weeks post-treatment.

    • May lead to increased bruising/swelling within a pressurize cabin in the aircraft​

  • Do not apply makeup/skincare products after treatment. Resume normal skincare products/makeup the day after treatment.

    • To decrease risk of infection/migration of product. ​

  • AVOID drinking from a straw, smoking from a cigarette, or kissing your partner intensely (anything that puckers your lips) for 24 hours after treatment!

    • To decrease chance of migration.

    • The pressure from puckering may increase swelling as well.

  • AVOID excess alcohol and salts. 

    • To avoid excess swelling.​

  • AVOID drinking hot fluids/eating hot foods and be careful not to bite your lips for 1 hours post-treatment. 

    • This is to ensure you are safe from self-injury after having numbing cream applied.

  • Use daily SPF (mineral, broad spectrum protecting against UVA/UVB) and drink lots of water!

    • Drinking lots of water will help the fillers absorb evenly. ​

    • SPF will decrease risk of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation. 

  • Consider pineapple in your diet to help relieve inflammation and swelling. 

    • If you do have swelling, apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.​

  • *IMPORTANT* Notify DAZE Med Spa if there is any extreme pain, blanching, discolouration, rashes to any area of the face, even if on the opposite side from the injection site. 

    • These are not normal symptoms and will need to be dealt with promptly. ​

  • Book a follow-up appointment with DAZE, 2 weeks after treatment. 

    • This is to document and evaluate your treatments outcome and to ensure you are happy with your results!​

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