Before Getting Injectable Fillers
Although there’s plenty of information available about injectable fillers, you might not know what to expect from this popular med spa treatment. Educating yourself before getting injectable fillers can help you to feel comfortable and confident when the time for your appointment arrives.
You can request a consultation to meet with Dr. Joseph J. Castellano and learn more about dermal fillers, including during your consultation and just before your appointment. A Tampa Bay native, Dr. Castellano is well-known as one of the best cosmetic surgeons in the Tampa-St. Petersburg area.
What to Expect at Your Consultation
Your consultation with Dr. Castellano or a professional aesthetician is an important first step in your med spa experience. During your consultation, Dr. Castellano or a licensed injector will discuss details about your injectable filler treatment with you and answer any questions you may have about your expected results.
Consultations at Dr. Castellano’s medical spa typically cover a range of topics:
Because each person’s goals and concerns are unique, your exact consultation may vary from the above description. However, you can expect to leave your consultation feeling much more prepared for your injectable fillers.
What to Expect before Your Appointment
Because injectable fillers are a nonsurgical treatment, there is minimal preparation involved. To help minimize your chances of developing bruising at the injection sites, avoid blood thinners, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for 1 week prior to your appointment. Because smokers tend to bruise more easily than nonsmokers, it’s also recommended that you refrain from tobacco. Not drinking alcohol for about 2 days prior to your appointment may also minimize your chance of bruising.
People who bruise easily may wish to take arnica tablets for 1 day prior to your appointment, continuing the tablets for another 5 days after getting your fillers. Arnica is a homeopathic treatment used to prevent bruising and is available for purchase over-the-counter.
Dermal fillers are performed using precise injections into the areas of the face that require treatment. Usually, no anesthetic is used because the treatment is not painful. However, depending on your preferences and the area of treatment, your injector may apply a topical numbing cream.
If you plan to return to work or another activity straight from our medical spa, you may wish to bring some makeup with you in case the injections leave any pinkness on your skin. You can return to your normal routine immediately following your appointment.
Planning the steps to take both before and after getting injectable fillers is one of the best ways to ensure a positive experience.