Friday, July 18, 2014

When Your Patient Wants a Temporary Dermal Filler

Our faces change, styles of beauty change and so does the preference of your average patient. Nowadays it is quite common to have a client ask you if there is such a thing as”temporary filler.”  Half the time this is because they do not want to feel that they are going to be stuck with the result forever.

Restylane, temporary dermal filler, is safest and most commonly used of the temporary fillers for your patient.  The beauty of being to offer this is that it is like giving your patient the opportunity to “try on a new face” for a while and decide if they would like to stick with it.

As an added bonus, the temporary fillers ten to look a little more natural than other types as the person ages and the filler dissolves.

How Restylane Works

Restylane is a clear gel that is completely synthetic and biodegradable so it is well suited to your patients who do not like to use animal products.  The gel is injected into the dermis in very tiny amounts using a find needle.  This produces an easily controlled volume that can plump the lips or shape the facial contour in a way that looks very natural.

The most popular areas to be treated with Restylane include lipstick lines around the mouth, the nasolabial lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the base of the nose and fissures running from the corner of the mouth to the chin. Restylane also plumps up the lips and can correct uneven lips.

Your patients will love the fact that the average treatment takes less than thirty minutes.  Once they see how beautiful the results are they will then ask you how long this type of filler might last.  How long the filler endures in the body really depends on the individual and how fast his or her body gets rid of the product.  Usually they last for about six months.

Many practitioners also offer their clients a booster shot of Restylane if they have a special event to go to. However, if your client schedules a booster shot like this, make sure they do it at least a week beforehand (but preferably two) to prevent any redness, swelling and potential bruising.

Post-Treatment Care

Most patients do see experience redness and swelling immediately after treatment. The swelling can last a few days if they get their lips down.

You should advise your client to avoid touching the treated area or wearing make-up, which can slow healing, for at least six hours following the treatment so that the area can heal.  It is also not a good idea for your client to exercise the gym or sit in a sauna, or sunbed for at least 48 hours. Very active sports like snowboarding, skiing or jogging should also be discouraged shortly after a treatment

Are you interested in taking a course in injectable dermal fillers?  For more information about The Pinewood Institute for the Advancement of Natural Medicine courses including course outlines, detailed descriptions of courses and information about upcoming training sessions, please go  You can also send us an email using our email form at or call us at 416-656-8100. If you prefer fax the number is 416-656-8107.

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