Before Your Treatment
Before your treatment, you will sit down with your practitioner in a consultation appointment to discuss your expectations and ensure your understanding of the procedure. Be sure to communicate your specific desires for your appearance, as well as your medical history, and any timeline expectations for the treatment
During Your Treatment
Come prepared to your appointment having followed any instructions provided to you by your practitioner during your consultation. Your practitioner will remove any makeup at the injection site and clean the area thoroughly. You can expect to experience some mild discomfort at the injection site during your treatment, but most sensation will be numbed using a topical anesthetic cream applied prior to your appointment.
After Your Treatment
You can expect to feel some mild discomfort at the injection site after the treatment. Your practitioner will provide you with a list of “Do’s and Don’ts” for post-treatment care. Follow these instructions carefully to avoid excess bruising and swelling, and to guarantee the best possible results. Most commonly, patients are advised to avoid strenuous exercise for one or two days post treatment, makeup for the first twelve hours, and alcohol for two to three days as it can increase bruising. Patients should not expose the injection site to extreme temperatures (cold, heat, or sun) for the first week, and should avoid touching the injection site as much as possible
One of the benefits of dermal fillers is that you will begin to see results immediately after your treatment. That being said, you can expect some swelling and mild bruising in the days following, so always be sure to book your treatment well in advance of any important events you may need to attend. Your results will last several months.
*However please be aware Fillers do take time to build up, so please be patient and continue to visit frequently for top ups over the first year to build a base. This will help ensure your treatment area lasts longer and once that base is in place you will need less maintenance in the future.