What to Expect at Your Dermal Filler Appointment

What to Expect at Your Dermal Filler Appointment

Do you ever wish you could erase lines and fill in deep folds in your face? Do you feel as if your cheeks have lost volume and sag? Dermal filler is a viable solution for these cosmetic concerns. And Dr. Andrew Lofman is an expert in facial filler in southeast Michigan.

Read on for more about facial filler, including how to prepare and what to expect.

Preparing for facial filler

Truth be told, there isn’t a whole lot of necessary preparation for facial filler. However, it’s key to note that some bruising (at the injection site) and possible swelling may occur. Therefore, it is wise to schedule your appointment at least two weeks before an important event.

To help prevent bruising, avoid blood-thinning medications, including pain relievers and supplements like fish oil for a week prior to your appointment. (Also, smokers have an increased likelihood of bruising.) You may wish to take the holistic supplement Arnica Montana several days leading up to your procedure, as this helps to minimize the chances of bruising, as well.

During your appointment

An appointment for facial filler is fairly quick…only about a half hour to an hour. Prior to your injections, topical numbing cream can be applied to lessen any discomfort. During your appointment, Dr. Andrew will listen to your facial concerns and share his professional insight. Then, he will strategically inject the dermal filler in and around the cheek and lower face area to provide a naturally smooth and refreshed look. Results are nearly immediate with final results appearing within two weeks.


Following your dermal filler appointment, you’ll want to avoid any strenuous exercise for two to three days. If you can sleep on your back for the next couple of days, this is ideal. Results of your dermal filler can typically last six to nine months. Applying ice to the area can help reduce any swelling that you may have.

Remember, just because a medical professional is able to inject you doesn’t mean that he or she is skilled at administering injections. And it goes without saying that your face shouldn’t be taken lightly.

When you choose to have dermal filler done, it is key to choose an experienced doctor who understands the aesthetics of the face. Dr. Andrew Lofman has treated countless people with dermal filler in metro Detroit. With a goal of making you look younger naturally, Dr. Andrew is highly skilled and strategic with his dermal filler injections.

Start the New Year out looking younger and feeling more confident. Call Dr. Andrew’s Bloomfield Hills plastic surgery office for your appointment.