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Taking care after treatment.

Taking care after treatment


  • Avoid putting any pressure on the treated area for 24–48 hours after treatment.

  • Do not massage, have facials, facial waxing or similar, in the area of injection for 2 weeks after injections.

  • Do not apply make-up for 12 hours after injections.

  • Do not exercise for 24 hours after injections.

  • Do not lay down for 4 hours after treatment.


Possible side effects


  • You may experience a mild headache after treatment. Paracetamol may be taken if required.

  • Tenderness and bruising may appear at the injection site.

  • You may begin to notice the effects of your anti-wrinkle treatment within 2–3 days and up to 2 weeks post-treatment.

  • If you are unsure of your treatment result, please make sure you attend your follow-up visit approximately 2 weeks after your treatment. This is in place to assess and review your result. It is not uncommon to require further injections to achieve optimal results. It is better to have a conservative dose and reduce the risk of unwanted side effects, as this way we can easily add more to achieve desired results.

  • Wrinkle smoothing treatment is long-lasting but is not permanent. To maintain your results additional treatments are recommended 3–4 months apart.

Taking care after treatment


  • Immediately after you have had dermal filler you may experience slight redness, tenderness, swelling, or an itching sensation in treated areas. This is normal and will generally disappear in a few days. The initial swelling after lip treatment may last longer.

  • Bruising may appear at time of injection, or in the days following treatment.

  • Do not apply make-up for 12 hours after injections.

  • Do not use topical AHA’s, retinols or Vitamin C for 12 hours after injections.

  • Do not expose the area to intense heat (e.g. solarium, sauna or excessive sun exposure). 

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after injections.

  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Do not massage or put pressure on the injection site for

  • a few days following treatment.

  • Avoid facials, facial waxing, peels, energy-based treatments, lasers and microdermabrasion for 3 weeks after treatment.

Possible side effects


  • Allergic reactions are uncommon as are lumps (granulomas) however these require treatment, so please make contact should you have any concerns.

  • There is a small chance that treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with a previous history.

  • More serious complications are very uncommon but with correct management, can usually be reversed if they are recognised early on. These conditions may be associated with pain or may be completely pain-free. If you notice whitening of the skin or mottling in the area injected, or in a different area of the face, please make contact immediately. Mottling is when there is a blueish/purple, patchy, net-like appearance to the skin. Any greyness of the skin should also be reported.

  • If there is no mottling but the skin appears very red or black over the days following treatment, please make immediate contact. Without immediate management, loss of skin and tissue (necrosis) can occur with significant scarring.

  • Sudden loss of vision is an extremely rare complication from dermal filler injection. If you notice any sudden changes to your vision you must make immediate contact.

  • Further treatment within 2–4 weeks after your initial treatment may be necessary to achieve optimal correction and optimal results.

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