Dermal fillers are becoming a mainstream cosmetic procedure often performed not only at the doctor’s offices but also in some beauty salons. The main attraction is instant results that are, however, not permanent, therefore you are not as terrified to try them. They might get a bit pricey so it is a good idea to get a couple of different opinions on what and how much you should have done – unfortunately, some providers will suggest far more filler than you really need for their financial gain.
Here Are Some Questions You Should Ask Your Doctor:
How much of a filler will be used? If you have a cap on how much you are ready to spend make sure to tell him – you don’t want him to ask you, in the middle of a procedure after filling up half of your face, whether you’d like to do the other half?! Of course, you do –and it’ll cost you twice as much since he has to open another syringe(s). You wouldn’t believe how many times this happens.
If you dislike the results to the point of not wanting to wait until the filler absorbs (6-12 months) will the doctor be able to reverse the results by injecting a substance that will dissolve the filler? This is possible with hyaluronic acid-based fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, Perlane, etc. You don’t want to find yourself running around finding another doctor to do that – they are very uncomfortable correcting somebody else’s work, simply because they are sometimes unable to tell where the filler was injected.
This industry is an extremely profitable business for providers. You should consider yourself not only a patient but also a consumer with right to get the results you are expecting. After all, you are spending a considerable amount of money and with any other “purchase” you would demand your money back if not satisfied. That will most likely not happen here but at the very least you should protect yourself by establishing exact expectations from the procedure as well as remedies provided if you are not satisfied.