Dermal fillers

Dermal Filler Aftercare

By November 18, 2019April 16th, 2021No Comments

Dermal Filler Aftercare

What is normal after filler?
  1. Redness – lasting about an hour.
  2. Swelling – settling over 1-2 hours but possibly present for up to 2 weeks.
  3. Tenderness – soreness when you press the treated area.
  4. Bruising – appears 12-24 hours after treatment. It isn’t harmful but can be embarrassing, so you can cover it with makeup while it fades over 1-3 weeks.
  5. Lumps – filler can look or feel a bit firm and occasionally will feel like small lumps under the skin before softening over 4-6 weeks.

What can I do after filler?


  1. Cleanse your face as normal.
  2. Cool packs and antihistamine medication will reduce swelling.
  3. The day after treatment you can use concealer to cover bruises, and arnica or Hirudoid cream to fade them. You can commence using your regular makeup routines.


  1. No intense exercise, alcohol, active skincare or makeup for the rest of the day following treatment.
  2. No international flights for three days.
  3. No swimming, saunas or facials for the first week.
  4. No dental treatment for one month.
  5. No face-down massage for one month if you have had cheeks, brows or chin treated.
  6. No sun glasses for 10 days if you have nose treated.

What should I watch for?

The following signs can indicate an infection or filler blocking an artery. This requires prompt treatment. Please contact Dr Allison immediately if you experience:

  • Large bruises
  • Mottled, red, purple or white discolouration on the skin near the treated area.
  • Increasing pain.
  • Blisters or pustules near the treatment area.

If you notice any of these signs please call Dr. Scott Allison immediately on the number provided to you during your consultation.