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Pre and Post-Care Instructions After Your Facial Filler

Pre and Post-Care Instructions After Your Facial Filler

Facial fillers, such as Restylane® and Bellafill®, help minimize wrinkles and other signs of aging. Although these fillers are considered safe and effective, there are certain steps that you should follow before and after getting one in order to lower the risk of complications and ensure that it works as intended. Keep the following information on pre- and post-care for facial fillers in mind.

Pre-Care for a Facial Filler

Before getting a facial filler, it’s important to follow these tips.

Pick the Perfect Doctor:

Going to a doctor who does not have the right experience and qualifications can result in getting an ineffective filler or getting one that causes mild to serious complications. You also run the risk of being injected with fillers that have questionable ingredients that could cause serious reactions. Make sure to research your practitioner before scheduling your appointment and pick one that is qualified to be using the products you're interested in. Make sure to check online reviews, consult their website or even call the product's corporate headquarters and ask for the doctors they most endorse in your area. These are all great ways to ensure your doctor is qualified and will provide you with optimal results. Lucky for you, we happen to know a guy.

Medication Do's and Don'ts:

When you’ve found a trusted doctor who is qualified to give facial filler injections, keep in mind that you’ll need to avoid some medications and other substances before your treatment. Do not take NSAIDS (such as aspirin or ibuprofen) or blood-thinning medications before having a facial filler done, and stay away from alcohol. These can increase your risk of bruising or bleeding. Tylenol is the best choice if you need to take an over-the-counter pain reliever. Make sure to consult your doctor before stopping any prescribed medication.

After having a facial filler, we recommend avoiding the gym and any activity that tugs, pushes or otherwise disturbs the area that has been filled. Treating your skin with care during the first two days after your filler appointment is essential, so do your best to avoid harsh facial scrubs, time in the gym or yoga studio or pushing or pressing on the area.

Timing is Everything:

When it comes to scheduling your facial filler, you’ll need to be careful about the timing. Facial fillers require a certain amount of time to take effect. If you’re having your facial filler done for a specific event, plan accordingly. 

Post-Care for a Facial Filler

After having a facial filler, following these post-care tips are important.

Skip that Workout: 

After having a facial filler, we recommend avoiding the gym and any activity that tugs, pushes or otherwise disturbs the area that has been filled. Treating your skin with care during the first two days after your filler appointment is essential, so do your best to avoid harsh facial scrubs, time in the gym or yoga studio or pushing or pressing on the area. This will give your skin time to adjust to the filler. As if you needed another reason to skip cardio!

Embrace the Shade:

It’s also important to stay out of the sun and away from heat sources in general after you have a facial filler. You should do so until the redness and swelling from your fillers subside. Wear sunscreen to protect your face from sun exposure if you need to spend any amount of time outside. 

Plan Ahead:

Facial fillers aren’t designed to provide permanent results. As part of your post-care, schedule your next appointment for a facial filler. The length of time you’ll need between fillers depends on what kind you get. Restylane takes roughly four to six months while Bellafill lasts for up to one year for acne scars or up to five years for nasolabial folds. Your doctor will let you know when you should come back for another appointment.

To schedule your free consultation for facial fillers, please contact us at Lipogenex Anti-Aging Center. We currently have a special on all Restylane fillers if you mention our blog; buy one filler at regular price, get one for 50 percent off!

We are having a special on all Restylane fillers!