Dermal Fillers Aftercare

Dermal fillers can benefit many patients looking for treatment for fine lines, wrinkles, or lip enhancement. This cosmetic treatment uses injections of gel fillers into the skin with needles. The procedure only takes a few minutes, but the effects can last for weeks if properly maintained. Dr. Joseph Guarino, a cosmetic physician in Hamilton, NJ, offers advice on how to take care of your skin after receiving dermal fillers.dermal fillers hamilton nj

Immediate effects

It will take only minutes to receive dermal filler injections, after which the cosmetic professional will apply gauze to the area. You will be allowed to go home immediately following the procedure, and you will not feel groggy because the process does not involve sedation or general anesthesia. Common side effects that you may experience include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Asymmetry
  • Itching

These symptoms are temporary and should be resolved within a few days of your procedure. It should take four weeks to see the final results of your dermal filler treatment. Your doctor will recommend that you should not touch your face for six hours after your procedure. A gentle cleanser and water should be used to wash your face after this time.

Pain relief

Patients may experience mild pain following their dermal filler injection procedure. Your doctor may recommend over-the-counter pain medication, such as acetaminophen, to relieve these symptoms. You may want to massage the sore area, but your doctor will likely advise against this. Avoid touching your face, especially within the first six hours following your procedure. To relieve swelling, you can apply a cool compress to the affected area. Early treatment can lower swelling effects later.

Things to avoid

Your doctor will ask you to avoid touching your face in the early recovery period following your dermal filler injections, but there are other actions to avoid to ensure a complete healing process for your skin. Your doctor will ask you not to get additional facial treatments, including peels or waxing, while you have dermal fillers. In the first 24 hours of your treatment, you should not drink alcohol or exercise. Your doctor will also recommend sleeping on your back for the first few nights to avoid pressure on your face. Extreme heat, as with a sauna, should be avoided with dermal fillers as well.

Dermal fillers and more in Hamilton, NJ

DermaCosmedica offers dermal fillers such as Sculptra Aesthetic to patients in Hamilton, NJ. Dr. Guarino also provides Botox, laser, and skin treatments for patients looking for cosmetic enhancement. To schedule an appointment with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 609.389.9671.