It’s important to follow instructions about dermal filler aftercare, which your doctor should take you through. However, if you are preparing for your first treatment, it can be a bit nerve-wracking. In this blog, we will explain some post-treatment tips, what to avoid and dermal filler aftercare steps.
What are some common side effects?
Immediately after dermal filler injections, you may experience swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness, or itchiness around the area. These are common side effects of filler, and they should resolve within a few days to a week.
Directly after the injection your face will be cleaned, then you should not touch your face for the next 6 hours. Afterwards, you can clean your face with water and a gentle cleanser, but make sure to avoid makeup for at least 24 hours.
What should I avoid after Aesthetic Treatments?
There are things you should avoid after aesthetic treatments, for example:
- You should not expose the area to any intense heat, including saunas or hot tubs
- You should avoid pressure on the treated area for the first few days, if possible
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours
- Do not use any retinols, vitamin C therapy, or oil-based makeup for the first 24 hours
- You should avoid facials, waxing, AHA facial peels, microdermabrasion, and so on, for at least 2 weeks after the treatment
- You should avoid alcohol before and after treatment to get the best results
Make sure to check with your doctor if you are planning to have any other procedures before or after the dermal filler procedure. They will be able to give you advice and timeframes on when it is safe to have any other treatments.
Dermal Filler Aftercare Steps:
There are a few things you can do after your treatment to help with pain, swelling and bruising. For example:
- Apply a cool compress for around 10 minutes every hour the first day after treatment. This can help to reduce the swelling.
- If you are experiencing pain and discomfort, pain relief such as paracetamol can be used to help with this.
- Avoid any alcohol before and after, as it increases blood flow and lowers oxygen levels, which can make the bruising and bleeding worse.
Aftercare steps for different filler treatments:
It’s important to remember that different areas of the face react differently. For example, the upper lip can swell more than the lower lip. Therefore, you may wish to apply a cool compress more frequently to the upper lip area.
If you have fillers in the temple, then you may experience headaches as a side effect. This is normal, and you can take pain relief such as paracetamol to help with the pain. This should improve after a few days.
A side effect of fillers along the jawline and forehead is lumpiness. This will get better after a week or so, as the filler will integrate with the skin.
Make sure to do your research before any procedures, and your doctor should take you through the full procedure, as well as what to do before and after any fillers.
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