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Treatment Aftercare Advice

During your treatment, it will be explained to you the potential complications and aftercare that are required following the implantation of the product.

If you feel that more information is required please contact Mary on 07500770388. Advice, reassurance, and guidance is available 24 hours a day if required.

  • You may feel swollen, red, or bruised for up to 10-14 days post-procedure. It is predicted that post-treatment trauma can take up to 14 days.
  • Please do not touch the injected area for 6-8 hours post-procedure.
  • Avoid eating and drinking for 1 hour.
  • Avoid smoking/vaping for 24 hours.
  • Avoid Excessive sweating, extreme heat, and UV exposure for 48 hours.

(Saunas, steam room, sunbeds etc)

  • Cold Compress, NSAIDs in moderation (Such as Ibuprofen) and Pineapple juice can be used to alleviate swelling. In extreme cases of swelling please contact Mary, additionally, an antihistamine can be used.
  • Please avoid extremely hot or cold drinks until full sensation has returned to your lips.
  • Gently massage your lips as demonstrated by Mary for 2 weeks post-treatment started from the next day.
  • If you feel lumpiness in the injected area that has not improved after 14 days please contact Mary for review.
  • Avoid excessive make-up, make-up applicators, and make-up removal wipe for 48 hours post-treatment.
  • Arnica creams and tablets can be used in the event of extreme bruising.
  • Any additional concerns, please contact Mary.

The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort/healing, and to help achieve the best possible results from treatment.

After treatment, the skin may be red, swollen, and sometimes bruised at the injection sites. These after-effects will resolve naturally, usually within a few days however it may take up to 2 weeks for more extensive bruising to resolve. Occasionally you may experience a headache after treatment which may last 1-2 days. Usually, this is controlled by taking simple over-the-counter pain killers such as paracetamol.

Please follow the aftercare advice for Anti-Wrinkle injections.

  • Avoid applying makeup to the treated area for 24 hours, this can help reduce the risk of infection.

  • Avoid any extremes of temperature for the next 24 hours, for example, have a tepid shower or bath rather than hot.

  • Avoid exercising or strenuous activity for the first 24 hours post-treatment.

  • Do not go swimming or use saunas or steam rooms for at least 24 hours post-treatment.

  • No excessive alcohol on the day of the treatment.

  • Avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for at least 24 hours after treatment, doing so may affect treatment results.

  • Avoid any further cosmetic procedures to the treated area for 2 weeks following treatment, including permanent makeup and skin treatments. You are welcome to return to the clinic 14-28 days from initial treatment for review if you have areas of movement that you are dissatisfied with, however if this window is missed we can not treat for a minimum of 90 days from initial treatment.

  • You must seek medical attention and contact your practitioner if you experience any signs or symptoms of infection after treatment. Infection can present as hot, red shiny skin, there may be pus formation and you may have a fever or feel generally unwell.

  • You must seek emergency medical attention if you experience any severe allergy symptoms after treatment. Symptoms may include rash, facial swelling, and breathing difficulties.

  • Contact your practitioner as soon as possible if you notice any other unwanted side effects.

  • Allow 2 weeks before assessing the results of treatment. If after 2 weeks there is any persistent unevenness or the product is not fully taken contact your practitioner for review.

The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort/healing, and to help achieve the best possible results from treatment.

Please follow the aftercare advice for Hyaluronidase treatment.

  • Following Hyaluronidase injections the treated area will often be red, swollen, and tender. These effects will generally subside after 48 hours but may last longer.

  • If the area is tender you can use simple over-the-counter pain killers such as paracetamol. If you experience any severe pain, you must contact your practitioner straight away.

  • You may experience bruising afterward, this will resolve naturally but may take up to 2 weeks. Regular application of arnica cream can help with resolution.

  • Swelling is very common following hyaluronidase treatment. Swelling can occasionally be severe, if this is the case you must contact your practitioner for review. Swelling can be treated with cold compress application, regular Ibuprofen (after 24 hours, if safe for you to take), antihistamines, and sleeping propped up on 2-3 pillows to help drainage of fluid overnight.

  • Avoid using makeup for 24 hours as this can increase the risk of infection at the injection sites.

  • Avoid alcohol intake for 24 hours, and drink plenty of water to keep hydrated.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise and activities for 24 hours.

  • Avoid temperature extremes, saunas, and steam rooms until the redness and swelling have resolved.

  • Avoid sunbeds and excess sun exposure until the area has healed.

  • Avoid using any harsh cleansing products on the treated area.

  • You must seek medical attention and contact your practitioner if you experience any signs or symptoms of infection after treatment. Infection can present as hot, red shiny skin, there may be pus formation and you may have a fever or feel generally unwell.

  • Hyaluronidase can rarely cause severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis. You must seek emergency medical attention if you experience any severe allergy symptoms after treatment. Symptoms may include rash, facial swelling, and breathing difficulties. If you are concerned call 999 for assessment.

  • Contact your practitioner as soon as possible if you notice any other unwanted side effects.

  • Results can be assessed at 2 weeks after the Hyaluronidase dissolving injections, if you feel you need further filler dissolved at this stage then contact your practitioner for review.

The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort/healing, and to help achieve the best possible results from treatment.

Please follow the aftercare advice for Profhilo injections.

  • Immediately after Profhilo injections, the treatment area may be red, tender, or swollen. The redness and tenderness should improve after 48 hours. Swelling is often worse on days 2-3 after injection, improved by day 5, and resolved by 2 weeks.

  • For significant swelling contact your practitioner for advice. Swelling may be reduced by regular cold compress, anti-inflammatory medicines such as Ibuprofen (after 24 hours, if safe for you to take), antihistamines, and sleeping with your head propped up on 3 pillows to help drainage of fluid overnight.

  • Bruising may occur following treatment, bruising will resolve naturally but may take up to 2 weeks to settle.

  • Regular application of Arnica cream may be helpful for bruising.

  • Tenderness is normal when the injected area is touched afterward but active

    pain at rest is not normal. If you experience pain, you must contact your

    practitioner as soon as possible.

  • Avoid any makeup for 24 hours after treatment as this will reduce the risk of

    infection.

  • Drink plenty of water after treatment to keep well hydrated.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeine for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Avoid medications such as aspirin or Ibuprofen for 24 hours as they are blood

    thinning agents and may worsen bruising (if these medications have been

    advised by your GP you must check with your GP before stopping them)

  • Avoid supplements such as multivitamins, fish oils, glucosamine, and Vitamin B or

    Vitamin E, which are blood-thinning agents and may exacerbate bruising for 24 hours (if these supplements have been advised by your GP please check with your GP before stopping them)

  • Avoid any excess sun exposure, extremes of hot/cold, saunas, swimming, or strenuous exercise until the redness and swelling has settled.

  • A rare complication of Profhilo is a vascular occlusion in which a blood vessel is accidentally blocked with filler. Signs and symptoms include throbbing and aching pain which can be severe, paleness, a cold feeling to the tissue, and purple streaky mottling tissue changes. If you notice any of these symptoms you must contact your practitioner as soon as possible, they will guide you through how to perform a capillary refill test and then assess you fully and advise further action if required.

  • You must seek medical attention and contact your practitioner if you experience any signs or symptoms of infection after treatment. Infection can present as hot, red shiny skin, there may be pus formation and you may have a fever or feel generally unwell.

  • You must seek emergency medical attention if you experience any severe allergy symptoms after treatment. Symptoms may include rash, facial swelling, and breathing difficulties.

  • Contact your practitioner as soon as possible if you notice any other unwanted side effects.

  • Your practitioner will advise when further treatment appointments are required. If you are advised to attend a follow-up appointment, please do make every effort to attend them. You should do this even if you believe that the recovery process is going well and you cannot see that there are any visible complications.