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  • Immediately after your treatment, there may be redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the injection site. Avoid itching , massaging, or picking around the injection site. This is normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days. If these symptoms last more than 3 days, please contact our office. 

  • As part of your aftercare we will provide you with ice and arnica gel - all of which can reduce or resolve potential bruising.

  • You may take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce pain as needed.

Please Contact Us Immediately if You Experience:

  • Fever and/or chills.

  • If the area appears red, hot to the touch, and "angry" looking. 

  • Severe pain or worsening pain.

  • Discolored blotches in areas not injected or blanching of injected areas.


Within 6 to 10 Hours of Treatment:

  • Avoid drinking alcohol or strenuous exercise, as it may result in additional bruising. 

  • Until the swelling and redness have resolved, avoid intense heat in the treated area(s). This includes sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax. Also avoid extreme cold such as skiing or other winter sports. 

  • To help alleviate bruising, we recommend the topical application of Arnica - a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising. You can find this in the natural foods section of your grocery store, or at local pharmacies. We apply this to your treatment area in the office.

  • Minimize movement of the treated area(s). However, if there is a visible bump, you can massage the area. Depending on the areas treated and the product used, you may feel "firmness". These areas will soften and settle with time (usually 1-2 weeks).

  • Sunscreen and makeup can be applied, and the area can be gently washed with a gentle cleanser. 

Additional Dermal Filler Aftercare Recommendations:

  • For most patients, the benefits of dermal fillers can be enhanced by using a medical-grade skincare system, such as SkinBetter Science. Products containing Vitamin-C can strengthen the skin and improve laxity and texture. Additionally, use of Tretinoin (or Retin-A) helps rebuild cells in the skin’s epidermis (or top layer). Over time, Tretinoin can strengthen skin, improving firmness and resiliency. 

  • 98% of skin damage (aging, wrinkles, dark spots, and hyperpigmentation) is caused by sun damage. Wearing sunscreen is critical to maintaining the look and health of your skin. Sunscreen should be reapplied after every 4 hours of sun exposure. We recommend a sunscreen with an SPF 45 or greater.

  • The SkinBetter Compact has an SPF of 68 and can be reapplied easily throughout the day and can also double as makeup primer! Compacts are available for sale in our office.

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