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Before: 

Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to appointment 

Avoid blood thinners such as ibuprofen 72 hours prior to treatment

Arnica tablets can be taken to reduce bruising 

Try to avoid wearing heavy make up to your appointment 

After:

Bruising and swelling is normal.

After 48 hours (lips only) please massage the treated area for 2 minutes a day for 7 days

Rhinoplasty only - do not apply ice and do not wear any form of glasses for 3 weeks as you will cause migration.

Cheeks only - Sleep on your back for 3 days.

Avoid touching the treated area or applying products including make up for 6 hours following treatment. After that light makeup can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.

 

Until the initial swelling and redness has resolved please do not expose the area to intense heat. Eg sunbeds, sunbathing, gym, sauna, steam room or extreme cold.

Please do not exercise for 48 hours after your procedure as it can cause migration of filler.

If you have previous suffered facial herpes, there is a risk that injections could contribute to another eruption., treat as usual if so.

If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, please be aware that this may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

Any injection causes an inflammatory response – This means two things;

• This is not your final result – It is not uncommon for the treatment area to remain swollen for up to two weeks. During this time the area may look very uneven, feel bumpy, bruised, discolored and may feel sore. Please do not panic. It is normal  during this period to not be entirely happy with your results. Patience here is key.

• The final result will be apparent approximately 14 days after treatment. Any initial discomfort during this period can be eased by application of ice.

 

This is not your final result – Any injection causes an inflammatory response. This can easily cause disappointment over the following weeks because as the swelling subsides, the treatment area may look significantly less plump than it looked immediately after injection.

 

The filler has not dissolved nor disappeared, you have not wasted your money. The filler has simply sunken and formed a    layer at the base of your treatment area. Many clients find they need two or three sessions in order to layer filler on top of one another – until the filler no longer has room to sink – leaving you with a fuller look.

 

Unfortunately, we cannot predict how many sessions each individual will need to achieve their desired result and therefore cannot be held accountable if several sessions are needed. The results of your treatment durability and end results are influenced by several genetic and lifestyle factors completely out of our control. Aesthetics is an art process – not an exact science.