Dermal Filler aftercare

* Immediately after treatment, there maybe redness, tenderness, swelling and itching at the treatment site. This is normal and as a result of the injection. This usually is temporary and in general can last up to 72 hours. If this inconvenience persists, or if other reactions occur, please contact the clinic. Other types of reaction a very rare and approximately 1 in 2000 experience localised reactions thought to be hypersensitivity. These usually consist of swelling at the implant site sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues. Redness, tenderness and rarely acne-like reactions have been reported. These reactions have either started a few days after injection or after a delay of 2 to 4 weeks. These are mild to moderate and are self-limiting, not requiring treatment with duration of two weeks.
* Initial swelling of the lips may last longer. Some patients experience swelling for up to 10 days, during which time, the lips may look uneven. This initial effect should not be seen as the final result.
* Refrain from touching the area for 1 hour after the treatment. After this time you may wash gently with soap and water and apply makeup if so desired. Massaging as demonstrated will help to give a smooth contour and minimise any lumpiness
* Massage for five minutes, three times a day for two weeks after the implant.
* Until the initial reaction has subsided, please avoid extremes of temperature to the treated area.
* If you have suffered from Cold Sores, the treatment may activate the virus and you may need to apply anti-viral cream.
* If you have been taking Aspirin or related drugs such as Nurofen or Voltarol, there may be more bruising and bleeding at the injection site. This is also true around menstruation.

The implant gradually dissolves over a period of time .The rate of dissolution varies from individual to individual. No guarantees can be given as tho the length of time the treatment lasts or the final oucome. Smoking, use of sunbeds and unprotected sun exposure will seriously compromise the effectiveness of the treatment.