*Please make sure you do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen or alcohol 72 hours before treatment (unless medically necessary).
*No laser treatments, peels, aggressive exfoliations or dermaplaning 2 weeks prior and post treatment.
*Please let me know if you have any skin conditions or regularly suffer with cold sores.
*We recommend not having dermal fillers at least 1 week prior to a holiday in the sun.
*Do not touch the area or apply make up for at least 4 hours post treatment.
*Avoid exposure to UV for 72 hours post treatment.
*Avoid extreme heat such as sauna, steam rooms, sunbathing etc for 24 hours post treatment as this may increase discomfort and swelling.
*Antihistamines can be used in cases to reduce swelling, please liase with us or a doctor prior to use.
*Avoid drinking alcohol or strenuous exercise, until the swelling has resolved which may result in additional bruising.
*Until the swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the area to intense heat, such a sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax. Also avoid extreme cold, such as skiing or hiking outdoors.
*Ice Packs can be applied periodically to reduce swelling.
*Pain medications, such as Paracetamol or Ibuprofen can be taken however Ibuprofen or aspirin may exacerbate bruising, as they have blood thinning properties.
*To help alleviate bruising, we also recommend the topical application of Arnica, a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising. You can find Arnica in the natural foods section of your supermarket, or at local pharmacies. We will also apply some for you while in the clinic.
*Minimize movement of the treated area, the product may feel hard to begin with; this will soften into the skin naturally within a few days.
Please contact us immediately if you experience
* A fever or chills
* If the area appears red, hot to the touch and angry looking
*Severe pain or increasing pain
*Discoloured blotches in areas not injected
How long will my treatment last?
Our dermal fillers last between 6-24 months, this can vary depending on factors such as your lifestyle and metabolism.
Sometimes one side of the lips may swell more than the other side, this is normal and will settle, please allow a full 2-4 weeks to see the final result.
We advise that you have Dermal filler treatments every 6 months.