IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOLLOWING DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT
have undergone a dermal filler treatment (where hyaluronic acid has been placed
in the skin), you may initially be
swollen, red and bruised which will subside within the next 1 – 10 days, especially
if the bruising is extensive.
Filler can be slightly
mobile for a few hours following the procedure so it is important that you keep
facial movements minimal and do not rub or massage the area for the rest of the
not apply make up for approximately 6 hours unless it is mineral based to avoid
exposure to UV, extreme heat i.e. sauna, steam rooms, sun beds etc. as this may
increase discomfort and swelling.
avoid extreme cold; this includes ice packs that are directly applied to the
skin. If necessary you can apply a cool
compress to the area to reduce any discomfort or swelling.
you have had a local nerve infiltration injection please do not consume any hot
or cold drinks until your sensation has returned to normal. You must also be careful when eating so that
you do not risk biting your lip.
should also avoid any facial massages or skin resurfacing until the area has
Wash and dry your face with
gentle patting movements.
It is possible that you may
be able to feel or see where the product has been placed for about two weeks
following treatment. As the filler gradually incorporates into the matrix of
your skin, these signs will lessen. If you have had stronger, more uplifting
filler, it is possible that the filler will be palpable for longer. You may
massage gently to help smoothing after the first 2 days.
If there is discomfort
following treatment you may take Paracetomol. Avoid the use of aspirin,
ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs as these may increase the risk of
Lip treatment generally take a little longer
to settle and may feel tender and appear uneven – this will gradually resolve
itself within the first week and will not affect the final result.
There is a chance of bruising with filler
treatments, caused both through the injection and sometimes through the
pressure of the product on capillaries under the skin. Bruising may be apparent
at the time of treatment or may develop later and may be anything from more
likely mild to moderate or occasionally heavy. This is an unfortunate side
effect of filler treatments. Bruising will subside in time and the use of
arnica cream can sometimes be helpful. Cool compresses for two days following
treatment can help. After two days, warm compresses will encourage blood supply
to remove traces of the bruise.
Although your treatment result is immediate
the overall result will look much better in about two weeks when any trauma has
subsided and the plumping effect of the product has really started to take