WHAT TO EXPECT DURING AND AFTER THE DERMAL FILLER TREATMENT?

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There are many procedures which are now available that help to reverse the signs of ageing and add volume to a particular area of the face. With the advancement in technology, non-surgical procedures have become an increasingly popular choice. If you have fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes which you want to even out, then Under eye fillers are a great choice. Injectable dermal fillers are a great option for both men and women. Once you’ve decided to undergo the procedure here is all that you need to know about what will happen during the treatment and after it.

What happens during the treatment?

On the day of the appointment try to arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the scheduled appointment so that the numbing cream can be applied to the areas which are going to be injected, to help with any possible discomfort or pain. Most of the times the fillers themselves have numbing agents within them, which is lidocaine, which helps to manage any discomfort which might arise during the injection process.

After the treatment is over you may experience some swelling, redness and bruising. These reactions are normal and usually subside within 2 days of the treatment. If necessary, you can cover the signs of the treatment with the help of makeup. Some of the symptoms to continue after 7 to 14 days of the treatment. Minor bumps and itching are some of the less common side effects. You mal feel small, hardened areas like bumps or lumps which is completely normal. These nodules will soften and resolve shortly after the treatment and would take up to 2 weeks to a month, which is normal.

What is the list of dos and don’ts after the treatment?

Once you’ve undergone the treatment apply ice on the injected area to reduce the swelling and avoid putting any pressure. You can also apply a warm compress to the areas which might have bruising as it will help fresh blood flow to the bruised area. If you enjoy pineapples, then you should consume them as it is rich in bromelain which is an enzyme that helps to resolve and heal swelling and bruising.

You should avoid consuming alcohol at least for 24 hours after the treatment. Exercising or any strenuous activities are also to be avoided. Try to not touch or massage the injected area which has been injected for at least 24 hours. Also, avoid stepping into the sunlight or going to places with hot temperatures for at least 48-72 hours or until the redness or swelling subsides.

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