Following the injection with the appropriate dermal filler, there may be some redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness and firmness around the injection site. There is always a very slim risk of infection, necrosis and granuloma formation post-treatment. However, most side effects are mild and resolve within a few days.

Applying some ice pack right after treatment is highly recommended in order to minimise pain and swelling.

Depending on the treated area and type of filler used you may be asked to massage the injected site until it becomes completely smooth. In some cases you may need a touch-up treatment after two or three weeks in order to optimize the results.

The results of the treatment with dermal fillers usually last 10 to 18 months, depending on the treated area, product and amount used and patients’ individual factors.

It is recommended to use Arnica preparations such as the Restylane Recover Cream post-treatment. Arnica has been demonstrated to act as an anti-inflammatory and assist normal healing process minimizing bruising and swelling.

Please also be aware that dermal fillers cannot be used directly after laser treatments, deep chemical peels, dermabrasion or in patients who have had injections of permanent implants in the area to be treated.


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