At Knoxville Institute of Dermatology, we believe that a good cosmetic procedure result is one that helps you look fresh and well rested, but not “done.” Our philosophy is to help our patients achieve a more youthful age-appropriate appearance that complements their natural features.
The American Academy Of Dermatology suggests five things you can do to get optimal results from fillers:

  1. Find a doctor who knows the skin (such as a board-certified dermatologist) and injects fillers regularly.
  2. Look for pictures of yourself from a time when you were happy with your appearance.
  3. Ask to see before-and-after photos of patients whom the dermatologist has treated with fillers.
  4. Tell your dermatologist about all past cosmetic treatments (i.e., fillers, laser treatments) and surgeries you’ve had.
  5. Give your dermatologist a list of the medicines and supplements you take.

Preparing for your appointment:

  • An average filler appointment can last between 30-60 minutes.
  • Avoid things that can thin the blood for about 7 days prior to appointment. Things like Aspirin, Ibuprofen, fish oil, Vitamin E, garlic, red wine. ***If you were prescribed blood thinner by your physician, you should NOT stop taking unless otherwise specified.

After your appointment:

  • There is a risk for bruising, redness, swelling, itching, and tenderness. Applying a cold compress or can alleviate these symptoms.
  • Minimize exposure of the treated area to the sun or heat for approximately 24 hours after treatment.
  • No exercise except for walking for 24-48 hours after the procedure.
  • Remember, it can take from 1-2 weeks for full results of cosmetic treatments to take effect.