Complications from dermal fillers are uncommon. Potential risks vary depending on the specific filler used and include:
Acne-like skin eruptions
Bleeding from the injection site
Infection at the injection site
Skin rash with itching
Under or over-correction of wrinkles
- Avoid applying pressure or touching the treated area for six (6) hours after the procedure. The area can then be gently washed with a cleanser and water.
- Avoid vigorous scrubs, exfoliation or facial treatment in the area of treatment for 72 hours.
- Avoid Microdermabrasion or Vibradermabrasion for 72 hours after cosmetic dermal fillers.
- Avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight or UV/tanning beds for 72 hours after the procedure.
- Avoid manipulation of the area following the injection unless specifically instructed otherwise by your healthcare practitioner.
- For pain/discomfort, use cool packs and over-the-counter analgesics (Acetaminophen, Tylenol).
- Oral or topical Arnica Montana, an herbal supplement, may help with reducing swelling caused by cosmetic treatments. DO NOT take Arnica Montana if you have liver or kidney problems.
- Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, St. John's Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) may promote the risk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area.
- If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication (Famvir, Famciclovir, Valtrex, Valacyclovir, Acyclovir) as prescribed for the 24 hours after your treatment.
- If signs and symptoms of infection persist (warmth at the site of injection, discharge/pus, pain/discomfort) or if you develop a fever, please contact our office so our staff may assist you.