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How to Prepare for Dermal Fillers

Many areas of the face lose volume as we age, leading to lines, wrinkles, and hollowness. Dermal fillers can restore facial volume to smooth lines, wrinkles, and deep creases. They can also restore youthful softness and definition to the cheeks, lips, and other areas. Dermal fillers come in a range of materials, so your Manhattan Aesthetics injector can choose the best one for you. 

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are biologically safe injectable materials that enhance facial volume. They come in many different materials, making each one suitable for different purposes. Your Manhattan Aesthetics team offers a wide selection of filler brands and materials. Your expert injector will select the right filler or fillers to treat your concerns. 

*individual results may vary.

How to Prepare for Dermal Fillers

Getting dermal fillers injected is a simple process that can take as little as fifteen minutes. To prepare for your treatment, we recommend following these tips:

  • Avoid supplements and over-the-counter medications that increase bleeding
  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Do not schedule dental work within two weeks after fillers
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit salty foods to help avoid swelling

Medications like aspirin and ibuprofen can increase the possibility that you might have bruising after your injections. Dental work could disturb newly injected filler, so give it time to settle before planning your next dental cleaning. 

Is There Any Downtime With Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler injections do not require any downtime. You can leave your appointment and return to your daily routine immediately. You might notice some spots of bruising or swelling in the injection area. These are usually mild and will fade within a few days. Following the pre-procedure instructions can help limit whether you develop these effects at all. 


Our expert providers here at Manhattan Aesthetics would be happy to meet with you for an in-person consultation.
Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our trusted staff members will reach out to you promptly to schedule your consultation.

What Types of Dermal Fillers are Available?

Your Manhattan Aesthetics team offers almost all major types of dermal fillers, including:

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is a molecule found naturally in the skin, where it increases and maintains hydration. It can form cross-links and chains that let manufacturers create many varieties. Fillers of this type include Juvederm®, Resylane®, and Belotero®

Poly-L-lactic Acid

While most dermal fillers add volume, this material triggers the body to increase its own natural collagen production. Poly-L-lactic acid promotes collagen development in the dermis to boost your skin’s natural volume. Sculptra® is a poly-L-lactic acid dermal filler

Polymethyl Methacrylate (PMMA)

Bellafill®, a PMMA dermal filler, uses tiny microspheres that act as a scaffold for your skin to build a stronger collagen framework. Bellafill® is the longest-lasting dermal filler with a lifespan of five years or more

Calcium Hydroxylapatite

This filler uses microspheres of calcium hydroxylapatite, a material naturally found in bones, suspended in a gel formula. Fillers of this type include Radiesse®. This multi-use filler can be used for lines, wrinkles, and facial sculpting. 


*Individual results may vary.


The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Manhattan Aesthetics serving Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, New York, and New Jersey. Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours at 212-960-8172.

*Individual results may vary.