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The Importance of Aftercare: Filler and Anti-Wrinkle Injections

VIVA Skin Clinics explains the best practices for aftercare following dermal filler and anti-wrinkle injections.

At VIVA Skin Clinics we receive a lot of questions regarding the recovery period post treatment, and how best to look after yourself during this time. The good news is that non-invasive cosmetic procedures require far less recovery time than cosmetic surgery, and treatments are likely to have little to no impact on your daily life. Downtime and swelling are minimal, which means your aftercare plan is simple.

Whether you undergo a dermal filler or anti-wrinkle injections, you may experience some slight swelling, tenderness or bruising in the treated area. This is completely normal and should subside within 7-10 days. To prepare our clients as best we can for what to expect and what steps to take following an appointment we have also included some key points to remember below:

Dermal Filler Treatment Aftercare

  • In the 24-hour period after your visit to the clinic, we advise against alcohol consumption, strenuous exercise, wearing make-up on or around the area and contact with direct sunlight.
  • In the 48 hours following treatment, avoid heat related environments such as sauna, steam rooms and jacuzzis.
  • Facial massages should be avoided for a 2 week period.

Anti-Wrinkle Injections Aftercare

  • It is advised not to fall asleep on your front to allow the anti-wrinkle injections to settle.
  • Anti-wrinkle injections usually takes around 7-10 days for effects to show, and 2 weeks to fully come into fruition.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise and applying makeup in the 4-5 hours following treatment.
  • In the 48 hours following treatment, avoid heat related environments such as sauna, steam rooms and jacuzzis.

After this short and convenient recovery period, you are quickly able to return to your day-to-day activities.

As part of our treatments,  we are always happy to provide further aftercare advice and services. We are always happy to welcome our clients to a follow-up appointment if there are any doubts or worries, however, we do recommend leaving 7 days before booking this appointment to allow the product to settle.

To find out more visit our treatments page or to book a consultation regarding dermal filler or anti-wrinkle injections, call VIVA Skin Clinics today on 02037 332199.

Frequently Asked Questions

Usual makeup application can be resumed 24 hours after treatment.

24- 48 after your dermal filler treatment you can resume your normal work out activity. Its best to avoid steam rooms, saunas and other sweat inducing activities for 24-48 hours.

We have a great on demand guide for lip fillers and an article on lip fillers including aftercare and guide.

Join us for a free consultation

We require a consultation before your first treatment, during which we will answer any questions you may have and develop a plan specifically for you. In most cases, you’ll be able to receive treatment immediately following your consultation.

Why Us?

We’re not just leading our industry, we’re changing its face. 

Our industry is broken and it’s not just instagram’s fault. There are practitioners who don’t put their clients’ best interests first. Our doctor-led team of aesthetic artists go above and beyond to make sure your transformational journey is a special one with safety, health and happiness at its centre.

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