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Navigating the World of Fillers: An Informative Discussion with Dr. Linea Stachman

Considering getting fillers but feeling nervous or unsure? It's important to prioritise education and research when deciding to undergo any cosmetic procedure. With an oversaturated industry and varying levels of expertise, finding the right medical professional becomes crucial. In this blog post, I had the opportunity to sit down with Dr Linea Stachman, a specialist in non-surgical facial aesthetics, to address common questions and concerns surrounding fillers. Together, we shed light on the importance of finding a qualified practitioner and discussed key considerations before making this decision.

Choosing an Educated Practitioner:

When seeking a filler injector, it's vital to ensure they possess the necessary educational background. A medical professional, such as a dentist or doctor, who can prescribe medications and has an understanding of human anatomy, is best suited for injectable treatments. Many non-medical practitioners have entered the industry, but they lack the extensive medical training required to handle complications or adverse reactions. Dr Linea, with her dental background and 12 years of experience in facial aesthetics, combines expertise in facial anatomy and medical knowledge.

Insurance Coverage

Another essential aspect to consider is whether the practitioner is fully medically insured. All medical professionals must have comprehensive medical indemnity cover, protecting patients in case of any issues or complications that may arise during treatment. Ensuring the practitioner has appropriate insurance coverage provides peace of mind.

Expected Results and Recovery

The results of fillers can vary depending on factors such as the type of filler used, treatment area, and the amount of product administered. Factors like age, sensitivity, and recovery capacity can also influence downtime. Immediately after the procedure, some redness and tightness may occur, but these typically subside within a few days. Swelling can vary depending on the treated area and product used, with lip fillers potentially causing more soreness. It takes around two to four weeks for the filler to integrate into the body and achieve the desired outcome.

Skincare Routine and Aftercare

For the most part, your regular skincare routine can be continued after 24 hours. It's recommended to arrive at the appointment without makeup, as the treatment area will be properly cleansed and sanitised. Post-treatment, avoiding makeup for 24 hours promotes healing and minimises the risk of infection. D r. Linea provides a post-procedure balm with healing properties and can use cosmetic makeup with arnica to disguise any redness immediately after treatment. It's advised to refrain from facial or chemical peels for the first two weeks and avoid extreme heat exposure.

Types of Fillers and Techniques

Various fillers and products are available, each with different consistencies and purposes. Dr. Linea customises treatment plans based on individual assessments, determining the most suitable filler for each person's needs. For instance, Stylage by Vivacy is an excellent filler for profile balancing and defining the jawline. Dr. Linea employs the cannula technique for precise placement, reducing the risk of trauma, swelling, and bruising compared to using a needle.

Discomfort and Pain

The filler process should be relatively painless, with patients typically experiencing only slight pressure. Topical numbing cream is applied to the treatment area before commencing the procedure. Dr Linea uses a cannula, a comfortable method of filler placement, to enhance patient comfort. Most dermal fillers also contain numbing agents, ensuring a more painless experience. The clinic aims to create a calm and relaxing environment, understanding patients' nervousness and ensuring a comfortable treatment session.

Cost and Financing Options

The cost of fillers should not only be based on the treatment price but also on the quality of the products used. Collaborating with your practitioner to discuss your goals and expectations can help determine the most suitable treatment package or a customizable plan. Dr Linea strives to offer competitive prices while using high-quality products prescribed by reputable pharmacies. Additionally, they provide a 0% finance option through a specialised patient care finance company to make treatments more affordable.

Potential Side Effects

While bruising can occur, its likelihood varies from person to person. It's essential to undergo a thorough medical consultation before any aesthetic treatment, especially if you have specific medical conditions or take certain medications. Extensive research on treatments and practitioners with knowledge of medical conditions and medications is crucial.

Sharing my own experience, I discussed the importance of transparency and self-acceptance when considering cosmetic enhancements such as fillers. Loving oneself with enhancements doesn't make a person self-indulgent; instead, it can boost confidence and empower individuals in various aspects of their lives. By prioritising education, researching practitioners, and asking the right questions, you can make an informed decision about fillers or other facial aesthetics treatments. Dr Linea Stachman and her team offer their expertise and services in multiple locations, providing a comprehensive and personalised approach to facial aesthetics.

Disclaimer: It is essential to consult a qualified medical professional before undergoing any cosmetic procedure.

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