Dermal Filler Before Care Instructions
Before your filler appointment please:
- Arrive 10-15 minutes early (if possible) for numbing cream to be applied
- Arrive with a clean face with no foundation (if possible) as this helps to minimise the risk of infection
- Avoid any anti-inflammatory, blood thinning medications or supplements two weeks prior to treatment (if possible) as this helps to minimise the risk of bruising. These include asprin, fish oil, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, st. John’s Wort, ginseng, Ibuprofen, advil, and other NSAIDS.
- Avoid the consumption of alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment
- Ensure your appointment is a minimum of 2 weeks prior to any special event to allow bruising and treatment to settle.
- If you are prone to cold sores please let your Injex doctor/nurse know. They may recommend an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
- Please be aware that we are unable to treat if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
- Please notify us if you have had permanent filler, facial implants, epilepsy, cancer, porphyria, enzyme disorder, allergies (including sensitivity to hyaluronic acid, lidocaine and latex), an autoimmune disorder, a tendency to develop keloid scarring, are taking any medications.
You have the right to be informed about your skin condition and treatment so that you may make the decision whether or not to undergo the procedure after knowing the risks and hazards involved. This disclosure is to facilitate your informed consent for your treatment program.
What is Dermal Filler? Dermal filler is made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) in the form of a gel, Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance (a complex sugar) that stabalises the skin structure, attracts and binds water, and contributes to the elastic properties of the skin which allow it to remain tight. His an injectable and contains a local anaesthetic (0.3% lidocaine).
How do HA fillers work? Injections of HA into the skin are thought to replenish its natural support structures damaged by ageing. Dermal fillers are commonly used for filling in facial wrinkles (STATIC LINES) and hollows, restoring facial volume to areas such as the cheeks, tear troughs, lower face and for lip augmentation. The final result ill depend on the amount of the volume of filler used and whether it is enough to adequately address your concerns.
Over time HA is naturally degraded in the human body. The effect of HA can last from 6-24 months, depend on the type of HA used. Follow up treatments are needed to maintain the effects of HA.
Risks & Side effects:
Common: Redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness or itching sensation in the treated area.
Occasional: Bumps and pimples, temporary and generally disappear spontaneously in a few days, but contact us if they appear.
Rarely: Reversible discolouration, hypersensitivity, numbness/tingling lasting up to 12 weeks, abscess (hard and swollen sore that may contain pus), granuloma (small accumulation of tissue) and block of blood vessels causing damage to surrounding skin have been reported.
If you experience any inflammatory or other reactions that last more than 48 hours, please notify us immediately. If necessary, appropriate treatment may be prescribed.
Should you have any questions or concerns, we are always more than happy to help, so please contact us on 0437 372 764