Dermal Fillers

Best result

2 treatments

Duration of results

3-6 months

Back to work

allow up to 2 days





Procedure time 

up 1.30 hour
Dermal fillers are soft, gel substances that are injected under the skin. They can address a number of common concerns including lifting of cheekbones and volumisation of the lips, smoothing of lip lines.
Immediately after your dermal filler you may notice a few of the following:
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Red needle puncture marks
  • Asymmetry
  • Tenderness
  • Itching in the area
  • These issues above are common with dermal filler aftercare and should resolve over the next few days to weeks. Bruising is a common and expected side effect with any dermal filler treatment. It will not effect your end result. Please plan your treatments (ALLOVE 2 DAYS BEFORE ANY SIGNIFICANT EVENT)
     Cold sores and dermal filler 
    There may be a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of 2 in patients with a previous history. Some patients take preventative antivirals to help reduce the risk of cold sores. If you get cold sores after a treatment, you should see your doctor.
  • Follow up 3- 4 weeks. Retreatment should occur at 1-6 months after your treatment.
    Once you have reached your aesthetic goal, filler may need to be injected only once per year.
    After dermal filler treatment avoid the following:
    • Do not expose the area to intense heat (eg solarium or sauna).
    • Avoid touching your face for 6 hours. After this you may clean your skin with water and use gentle cleanser.
    • Avoid pressure on the treated areas for the first few nights (i.e. sleep on back of possible).
    • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
    • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours.
    • Do not use AHA, Retinols/Vitamin C therapy or oil based make-up for 24 hours
    • Avoid applying make up 6 hours post procedure.
    • Avoid facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatments and microdermabrasion for two weeks after treatment. Please check with your physician before undergoing other facial treatments within this time.
    Gentle massage may be used once the pain and tenderness has resolved and if advised by your clinician

    Apply a cool compress for 10 minutes every hour on the day of treatment (do not apply ice directly on your skin). A cool compress applied regularly for the first 24 hours after injections may help to reduce the amount of swelling. Some patients use arnica before and after treatment to reduce the swelling.

    Patients on aspirin, fish oil or other drugs associated with increased bruising may find their risk increased. For the treatment of bruising, there are over the counter treatments available, including Hirudoid.

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