Here's what NOT to do after receiving cosmetic injectables: Botox and fillers act differently on your body, so it's important to follow the instructions on the aftercare of the dermal filler. Do not apply makeup or use facial tools, have a facial treatment, massage or microdermabrasion, or any other aesthetic treatments for at least two weeks after your treatment. Immediately after the injections, your face will be cleaned and you should not touch your face for 6 hours. After this, you can clean the skin with water and a mild cleanser.
If you want to do makeup after 6 hours, there are brands such as Oxygenetix, which have been created for this purpose, although it is ideal to avoid makeup on the day of the procedure. Pain is usually mild and sometimes moderate after filler injections. There are areas that can be very painful, such as the chin and lips. Pain relief, such as acetaminophen, can be taken as directed by your doctor.
The vascular laser is also an option for treating bruises. Some patients take bromelain as a preventive measure for bruises. The doctor may or may not recommend massaging the filling areas. A gentle massage can be performed once the pain and tenderness have disappeared and if recommended by your doctor.
There may be a small chance that a treatment will induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with a previous history. Some patients take preventive lysine or antivirals to help reduce the risk of cold sores. If you have cold sores after a course of treatment, you should consult your doctor. The review of the results of the dermal filler should be done at 4 weeks (except in case of cosmetic emergencies such as infections or vascular occlusions, which should be checked immediately).
Checking before 4 weeks is not helpful as there is often a small amount of swelling, so the results cannot be judged until that this is resolved. This is particularly important with regard to symmetry. Symmetry should not be checked before 4 weeks. Retreatment should be performed anytime between 1 and 6 months after the first treatment.
Once the maximum fill level has been reached and the patient receives maintenance injections, a refill may be given once a year. Cosmetic complications include vascular occlusion and infection. Vascular occlusions mainly occur in the treatment chair, and doctors can see what is happening and treat them. An area may turn white, or there may be an area of skin that looks like fishnets, or there may be discoloration of the skin in a distant area where the skin was not injected.
After an occlusion, there may be an area with small blisters on the skin. If the doctor is concerned, he will need to check the capillary return of the skin. If patients see any of these things on their skin, they should call the prescribing doctor immediately. Early infections may occur after a few days after treatment.
The patient may notice increased redness, tenderness, swelling, pain, warmth, nodules or pus. Patients should consult their doctor if this occurs. Headaches are common after biostimulator injections in Panadol should be used to treat them if necessary. Often, the veins on the temple protrude and become more obvious temporarily after fillers.
You can often feel lumps in the dermal filler along the jawline. This will be resolved in the next few weeks as the filler integrates with the skin. The formation of lumps is a common problem after fillers for the forehead. Several treatments may be required to achieve the best results on the forehead.
If you are concerned about aftercare, call your clinic or visit your local hospital if it is an emergency situation. Ideally, you should avoid exposure to intense heat for at least 12 to 24 hours after your appointment and avoid using exfoliating creams for at least 48 hours after injection. The second reason to avoid strenuous activity is that raising metabolism can prevent the filler from being fully absorbed. Avoid over-analyzing results in the first few days - swelling after fillers is natural and people should wait 4 weeks before judging their results.