Thank you for visiting us today for your dermal filler treatment. At Elegant Beauty Clinic we pride ourselves on 5 star service and aftercare. It is important to follow the below guidelines in order for your results to look fabulous but also last as long as possible.
Today you have undergone a dermal filler treatment where hyaluronic acid has been placed in the skin. You may have some swelling, redness and bruising which should subside within the next 1-14 days. Arnica tablets/gel or vitamin k oxide cream can be used.
Dos & Dont’s:
It is advisable that you do not touch the area for 6 hours.
Do not apply make up for approximately 6 hours unless it is mineral based.
For 48 hours you should avoid exposure to UV and extreme heat i.e. saunas, steam, sunbeds, very hot showers, strenuous exercise as this may increase discomfort and swelling.
Avoid extreme cold, including ice packs that are directly applied to the skin. If necessary you can apply a cool compress to the area to reduce any discomfort or swelling.
If you have had a local nerve infiltration injection please do not consume any hot or cold drinks until your sensation has returned to normal.
You must also be careful when eating so as to avoid biting your lip if you had lip fillers.
You should avoid facial massages or skin resurfacing until the area has healed fully.
If you experience any lumpiness in the implantation area, it can be gently massaged to help smooth it out.
How soon will I see the results and how long will it last?
You should see the effects immediately, although the final results will become clear once any swelling has gone down. Results last between 6-18 months depending on the product that you have.
When to seek urgent review:
Allergy or infections can occur but thankfully are extremely uncommon. If you get a painful or itchy bump or swelling near an injection site please contact us immediately for a review.
When immediate help could be required:
Pending Necrosis: Though extremely rare needs immediate attention to prevent scarring. It is caused by filler or swelling disrupting the usual blood supply causing discolouration (pale or dusky coloured skin) usually associated with pain within the first few hours after a treatment. It can occur in many places, however, it requires an immediate return to the clinic or if out of hours then please attend A+E.
Anaphylaxis: Though rare in the extreme, immediately after your treatment, if you were to start to feel generally unwell and develop swelling and redness around your face our clinicians are trained to recognise and deal with anaphylaxis. If you are no longer in the clinic 999 should be called for an urgent ambulance explaining your concern is anaphylaxis.
We are always on hand to help provide advice or information if you require so contact us on social media or on our booking phone line if required.
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