Dermal filler aftercare

48 Hours before the treatment:

  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen 
  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “anti-aging” products. 
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal cream on the area to be treated. you can start taking Arnica two days prior to the procedure to help with healing and minimise bruising.
  • If you are prone to having coldsores, lip fillers may trigger a cold-sore breakout (although rare) it is advisable that you use Acyclovir/Zoviraz medication cream before and after treatement. These medications are available over the counter, but please speak to your doctor/pharmacist before use

Treatment aftercare:

At NK Aesthetics Clinic a thorough medical consultation will be carried out prior to all treatments as well as an aftercare treatment plan. Appropriate safety checks will be carried out post  filler injection before you leave the clinic.

  • Avoid touching the area of injection & avoid applying make-up in the first 24 hours following treatment 
  • Until the initial swelling and redness has resolved please do not expose the area to intense heat eg; sunbeams, sunbathing, please use sun protection post treatment if you cannot avoid being in the sun.
  • Please do not participate in strenuous exercise for 48hours after your procedure as it can cause migration of filler due to increased blood flow and excess bruising/swelling
  • Avoid any facials, micro-dermabrasion, chemical peels, laser and sun beds for at least 14 days
  • changes of air pressure in aeroplanes may increase swelling therefore avoid flying for 48 hours after treatment
  • It is recommended you use the ice pack given in your aftercare treatment pack to help alleviate swelling 
  • It is normal to experience swelling and bruising post filler treatment, however if you experience any of the below symptoms please contact NK Aesthetics Clinic urgently on: 07450851129
  • Immediate and severe pain in the area dermal filler was injected or the surrounding nearby area  of injection (although some reports show that it may take 12-24 hours for pain to occur)
  • Acute onset of colour change in the skin; paleness/blanching/white spots in the injection site & surrounding area (due to reduction in blood supply) 
  • signs that may occur later: purple skin/blisters & the feeling of warmth and cold of the affected area 
  • have fever and/or chills, notice the area gets increasingly red/tingly hot to touch over time