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How Soon Should I Get Fillers Before Vacation?

Jul 01, 2023
How Soon Should I Get Fillers Before Vacation?
Do you want to look amazing on vacation? Dermal fillers offer instant results and an effortlessly fabulous look. Schedule the procedure at the ideal time for a natural-but-gorgeous look. Here’s how to plan fillers before vacation.

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular pre-vacation treatments that our patients request at Limmer Dermatology, and with good reason. They’re a reliable treatment method that gives you instantly noticeable results. 

At Limmer Dermatology, we use the top dermal filler brands, Juvéderm® and Restylane®, to give our patients the best results. Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Byron Limmer personally performs all filler injections, and can determine the right fillers for you. 

To better understand how to plan your filler treatment before your vacation, you need to know a little more about fillers and how they work. Here, we explain what you need to know before you schedule your treatment. 

Understanding fillers

Dermal filler injections deliver hyaluronic acid, a duplicate of a naturally occurring substance in your body, into your underlying skin layer. Hyaluronic acid, collagen, and elastin all help you maintain firm, plump, and hydrated skin. 

But all of these substances decline with time. Fillers restore those lost substances to rejuvenate your appearance. 

True to their name, fillers can fill in and smooth out laugh lines (nasolabial folds), lines from the edges of the mouth to the chin (marionette lines), and tiny vertical lines around the lips (smoker’s lines). 

Fillers can also treat larger areas, like restoring lost volume in your cheeks and the middle of your face. Many of our patients also use fillers to plump and enhance the appearance of their lips.

The dermal filler formulas we use at Limmer Dermatology contain lidocaine, which provides instant numbing so you’re comfortable during the procedure.

Filler effects 

Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments because they offer instant benefits. You’re able to see results at the time of treatment and can leave our office feeling transformed. 

There’s no downtime needed after fillers, but it’s natural to have some swelling and possibly mild bruising after dermal filler treatment. We recommend remedies to combat these issues, like topical arnica gel and applying ice packs to the treatment area. 

Swelling and bruising usually go away in a few days to a week. It generally takes up to a couple of weeks for dermal fillers to settle into your skin. Over this time, the hyaluronic acid in the filler starts attracting water, which expands the molecules and helps optimize your results. 

The best time to get fillers before vacation

Because fillers need some time to settle, it’s generally best to schedule your dermal filler appointment at least two weeks before your planned vacation. 

This allows adequate time to get full results and prevents you from having to deal with side effects like bruising and swelling while you’re on vacation. 

Dermal fillers are an easy and virtually painless method of natural-looking enhancement. For expert filler treatment in the San Antonio, Texas, area, call us at Limmer Dermatology or contact us online now.