Elevess is a dermal filler used to treat lines and wrinkles in the face. Unlike other dermal fillers, it contains a small amount of lidocaine to serve as a topical anesthetic, which increases the comfort of the procedure.
How Previous Conditions Affect Elevess Treatment
Though Elevess is effective, non-invasive and safe for most people, some existing medical conditions can reduce the effectiveness of this treatment. Anyone who has been diagnosed with these conditions should consult with a doctor before pursuing Elevess treatment:
- Bleeding disorders
- Autoimmune disorders
- Certain skin conditions such as photosensitivity
Any of these conditions could lead to diminished results or unwanted side effects such as bleeding, bruising, swelling or redness that lasts longer than in the majority of patients without preexisting conditions.
Any patients who have recently undergone a chemical peel, laser skin treatment or other skin treatments should in most cases delay Elevess treatment.
Who Should Not Use Elevess
Some individuals should avoid Elevess treatments altogether. These contraindications involve known allergies to certain ingredients found in Elevess. Ingredients are listed in pamphlets included in your doctor's Elevess package, so concerned patients should look over this material with the doctor before pursuing treatment.
The ingredients in Elevess that most often can lead to allergic reactions include:
- Hyaluronic acid
Patients who have suffered in the past from severe allergies, especially multiple allergies that have led to anaphylaxis, are also cautioned to avoid Elevess treatments.
Other Considerations of Elevess Treatment
Elevess is considered to be more comfortable for the patient than any other injectable filler treatment, but patients with a strong aversion to needles still might find treatment difficult. Like most dermal filler treatments, Elevess is performed in the doctor's office and there is little to no downtime after the procedure.
For more information on specific concerns about Elevess treatment, consult a qualified physician.