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Dermal Filler Aftercare Instructions

  1. You have undergone a dermal filler treatment where hyaluronic acid has been placed in the skin.  You may initially be swollen, red, tender and bruised which will subside within the next 1 – 10 days, especially if the bruising is extensive.

  2. The irritation is short-term and in general vanishes in a day or two. If irritation continues or if any other reactions occur, please contact us immediately.

  3. When the lips are injected the initial swelling may last longer.  Some patients can experience swelling for up to one week and the lips can look uneven during that time. The immediate look of the lips after treatment is not the final result. When the lips are injected, avoid hot food and drinks for 12 hours.

  4. Refrain from touching the treated area for six hours. After six hours have passed, the areas can be washed gently with soap and water and light make-up can be applied. If the area is tender, apply some ice to the treatment site. Do not apply ice directly to the skin, wrap in a towel.

  5. Do not engage in strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. 

  6. If possible, avoid the sun, and wear a sun screen at all times, as sun exposure will reduce the persistence of the product. Do not enter sauna’s or environments of extreme heat for at least two weeks following the treatment.

  7. If you experience any lumpiness in the implantation area it can be gently massaged to help smooth this out.

  8. Avoid massages, facials and heavy handed washing of the face for a period of one week.

  9. Do not apply any creams which contain alpha hydroxy acids. 

  10. Patients who have had cold sores in the past should note that there is always a risk that injecting any product around the lips may cause the herpes to flare up again. 

  11. Patients taking aspirin, large amounts of vitamin C, anti-coagulants, or any other similar medications should be aware that this could increase bleeding and bruising at the sites of injection

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