You may need an allergy test, depending on the type of collagen filler that is used. This is usually scheduled a month prior to your first set of injections. A very small amount will be injected, and you’ll look for signs of swelling, redness or other allergic reactions.
For the procedure, Dr. Jimerson will evaluate your appearance and skin tone, paying close attention to the parts of your face that will be injected with the dermal filler.
Dr. Jimerson will then mark points on your face to use as guides for the injection sites, and your face will be cleansed with an antibacterial wash. The area to be injected will be numbed with a topical anesthetic if required, as some fillers include an anesthetic.
Injections are made, your face is washed and an ice pack will be available to reduce any minor discomfort. Certain areas, like deep lines or deep scars will need multiple injections. And when a deep injection is needed, you’ll be given a local anesthetic so you can stay comfortable.