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Dermal Fillers


You may experience some redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness post dermal filler treatment. These are normal reactions which should subside within 24-48 hours post treatment, this may take longer in those with sensitive skin types.


Bruising may last for several days. 

  • Avoid touching the area for 24 hrs. 

  • Avoid dental work and the skin treatments mentioned above for 2 weeks post treatment. 

  • Avoid retinols/acid skin care for 3 days post treatment. 

  • Avoid drinking excessive amounts of alcohol for 24 hours post treatment as this may prolong bruising. 

  • Avoid exercise and extreme hot/cold temperatures. 

  • Drink plenty of water.

  • Avoid blood thinning medication.

  • Avoid spicy foods that may irritate lips and induce swelling. 

  • Over the counter medication should be used at the first sign of a cold sore outbreak. 

  •  If you experience swelling you may apply a cool compress for short periods 24hrs post treatment. You may also reduce swelling by sleeping with an extra pillow. Arnica tablets and creams may also help with swelling and bruising, start taking the tablets 2 days prior to treatment. 

  • Should you see or feel any lumps gently massage the area to help disperse the product. This should be done with clean hands after a minimum of 48 hours and the swelling has subsided. 

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It is advised to avoid any dental procedures 2 weeks prior and 1 month after having dermal fillers.

Also avoid any skin treatments including peels, microneedling, laser treatments for 2 weeks before and after your treatment.


We advise that you avoid retinols/acid skin care for at least 3 days pre treatment.

We also advise that you avoid any blood thinning medication 1 week before treatment, always consult with your doctor before stopping any prescribed blood thinners for cardiovascular purposes.

If you suffer from cold sores please seek advice regarding prophylactic anti-vial treatment, dermal fillers can provoke re-occurrence in those who suffer. It is also advised that you avoid alcohol at least 24 hours before treatment as this increases chance of bruising and swelling.

Please ensure you eat a good meal before treatment particularly those who are prone to fainting. 

If you have any queries regarding this treatment or your suitability for this treatment please contact us via clicking here or our contact us form.

We will answer any question or concerns that you may have.

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