AFTERCARE: DERMAL FILLER

Immediately after treatment with a dermal filler, there may be a slight redness, swelling, tenderness or an itching sensation in the treated area. 
This is a normal result of the injection and generally disappears in a few days. 
The initial swelling after a lip treatment may last longer.  If symptoms persist, or other reactions occur please contact your physician. 
Where possible, please use the 3 C's of post treatment outlined below, as well as any other instructions given by your physician. 

COOL

+ Apply a cool compress for 10 minutes every hour on the day of treatment (do not apply ice directly on your skin)

+ Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours

+ Do not expose the area to intense heat (e.g. solarium or sauna)

CALM

+ Avoid pressure on treated areas for the first few nights (i.e. sleep on back if possible)

+ Pain relief such as paracetamol may be taken as directed by your physician

+ Consider a topical treatment such as the soothing cream recommended by your physician

CLEAR

+ Avoid alcohol for 24 hours

+ Do not use AHA, Retinols/Vitamin C therapy or oil based make-up for 24 hours

+ Avoid facials, facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, IPL or energy based treatmetns and microdermabrasion for 2 weeks after treatment. 
Please check with your physician before undergoing other facial treatments within this time

+ Do not massage the treated area unless instructed by your physician

+ There is a small chance that a treatment may induce an outbreak of facial cold sores in patients with a previous history. 
If you suffer cold sores this will have been covered in your consultation.


Follow Up and Treatment Duration

+ Restylane and Emervel products are long lasting but not permanent

+ Clinical trials and practitioner experience demonstrates the duration of a dermal filler increasees the more frequently you 
repeat your treatment

+ Most patients choose to have follow-up treatments 6 to 12 months after an initial treatment

+ Lips are generally re-treated after approximately 6 months

+ Further treatment within 2 to 4 weeks after the initial treatment with Restylane or Emervel may be necessary to achieve
an optimal correction

Please do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Alfy on 1300 663 393 if you have any concerns whatsoever following treatment, on the number provided to you
by him.  You are also welcome to get in touch with Natashas Skin Spa team at any time with concerns or questions.