Preparing for your upcoming Dermal Filler treatment at our Sydney Cosmos Clinic?
Dermal Fillers are an effective solution to treating problem areas of the face associated with aging and volume loss and restoring a desirable youthful appearance. While your results largely depend on the experience of your chosen injector and the type of injectable used, aftercare is important to maintain your look for longer.
Aftercare advise post dermal fillers in Sydney
We share some tips on how you can look after your skin post-Dermal Fillers and maintain your results long term.
One of the benefits of a Dermal Filler treatment is the minimal downtime and immediate results with little side effects. However, after your injectable treatment, you may notice some minor bruising and swelling around the treated area. The topical and local anaesthetic that’s applied to the numb the treated area may also cause slight tenderness and itchy. This is all a normal reaction to the hyaluronic acid injectables and should dissipate with a few hours after treatment and be completely gone by a couple of days.
To minimise the bruising, patients may wish to apply an ice pack to the area or arnica cream. It’s best to discuss topical treatments, supplements and over-the-counter pain medication options with your injector in your initial consultation or after your cosmetic injectable treatment.
Avoid touching the treated areas
It is recommended you avoid touching the treated area in the hours and initial days post your Dermal Filler treatment. This is because the hyaluronic acid injectors are relatively malleable as they settle into the injectable site. Applying slight pressure to your cheekbones, scrunching up your nose or pouting your lips too much can cause movement and leave indentations that will require corrective treatment.
Contact the injector if you experience side effects
While side effects aren’t common, if you do experience the following symptoms after your Dermal Filler treatment, it’s important you contact the Sydney Cosmos Clinic immediately:
- Severe pain
- Fever or chills
- Hotness or increased redness of the treated area
- Rash, blotches or discolouration
Use quality skincare products
Skincare can not only help minimise the effects of aging but also enhance the effects of the hyaluronic acid Dermal Fillers. Cleansing and moisturising regularly will help maintain your skin hydration and minimise the risk of developing fine lines and unsightly crow’s feet. Some skincare products are specifically designed to complement the effects of dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections, so enquire with your injectors about the best products for you.
Apply adequate sun protection
It’s well-known overexposure to UV rays can lead to sunspots, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, fine lines and sagging as it accelerates aging. Applying a quality sunscreen, using a foundation with added SPF can help to maintain the results of your Dermal Filler treatment, especially if you’re living in Australia.
Consume a healthy, wholesome diet
Dermal Filler aftercare isn’t just about what you put on your skin. The results of your Dermal Fillers and your skin quality greatly rely on what you put in your body. You can optimise the healing post-treatment through drinking adequate water and eating foods high in skin-loving nutrients such as those rich in vitamin C, zinc, collagen and omega 3 fatty acids. Reducing your intake of inflammatory foods like processed, refined sugar and fried foods can also minimise cell damage and aid adequate healing.
Schedule in maintenance treatments
While it might seem premature to book in your next injectable treatment after you’ve just had one at our Sydney Clinic, regular touch-ups can help maintain your facial rejuvenation results. Hyaluronic acid Dermal Fillers aren’t permanent and the results will diminish over time. Maintenance injectable treatments not only help optimise your youthful appearance, but they also can teach your muscles to respond more effectively to future dermal fillers. This means, the sagging, frown lines or tear troughs may not be as severe when the Dermal Fillers eventually dissolve.