In the last ten years, facial aesthetics such as dermal fillers and Botox have become more affordable and accessible to more people than ever before.
So, if you have recently booked an appointment to have those wrinkles around your mouth or under your eyes reduced using dermal fillers, there are some things you need to know about aftercare. This will ensure that the area does not become infected, that any swelling is minimal, and that the effects of the fillers have the longest life.
This article will guide you through the best tips that you need to follow after having fillers injected.
- No Touching!
When you have had dermal fillers injected by a company like MedFX, you will need to refrain from touching or massaging the area after the procedure. This is important as it prevents the filler from moving into the surrounding tissues and allows it to set in place. Of course, if there is swelling, you can apply an ice pack to the area, but do so gently and do not rub or massage the area where you have had the fillers injected for at least 48 hours. So, no moisturizers, no makeup, and no facials!
- Use Ice Packs
As mentioned before, after you have had dermal fillers injected, the surrounding area may appear to swell and may even feel hot to the touch. This can be uncomfortable for some, depending on where the fillers have been injected. So, you can apply ice packs or cold compresses to the area to minimize the discomfort, but do so lightly. Be sure that you use a clean cloth or barrier that will prevent direct contact between the ice and your skin to minimize ice burns and prevent the area from itching.
- Avoid Strenuous Exercise
In the first 24 to 48 hours after you have had dermal fillers injected, it is advisable that you avoid any strenuous exercise or activities that may increase blood flow to the face. Much like massaging, this can cause the fillers to dislodge and move into the surrounding tissues, which will make all of the prep work and the procedure a complete waste. So, if anyone asks, you have a good reason to skip your gym day.
- Stay Hydrated
If you want optimum skin health, you should be drinking a lot of water! When you have had dermal fillers injected, this rule doesn’t change, and drinking plenty of water will help to maintain your skin’s elasticity, promote healing, and reduce inflammation. It can also help to prevent water retention in the face, which can be one of the reasons why you sought out dermal fillers in the first place, especially if you have persistent under-eye bags.
- Attend Follow-Ups
Many clinics that offer dermal fillers will require you to attend follow-up appointments, as this will allow them to assess the results and address any issues or questions that you may have. You need to attend these appointments, even if you feel that the treatment has been a complete success, as the practitioner who applied the dermal fillers will have the expertise to spot if there is an issue with the dermal fillers and will also know how to resolve it.