Do’s and Don’ts When Getting Dermal Fillers

  • Posted on: Oct 25 2023
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Dermal fillers are a great way to improve your facial features. When they’re performed by a skilled provider, they can look fabulous for up to five months or more, depending on the filler used. That being said, for you to enjoy the full benefits of the treatment, you need to follow some guidelines. Let’s find out what you should and shouldn’t do to enjoy your results after getting dermal fillers!


Why Is Dermal Filler After Care Important?

Dermal fillers are a great option to add volume where you are lacking it. However, like every injectable, it has the potential for side effects. For this reason, our providers at Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa like to offer some do’s and don’ts post dermal filler treatment. Followed carefully, you’ll be able to enjoy the results with minimal swelling or bruising.

Do’s and Don’ts After the Treatment 

Dermal fillers can be a great asset to reduce your wrinkles or increase the size of your lips. However, to achieve ideal results, you may want to consider following these do’s and don’ts below:

  • DO Use a Cool Pack

After getting dermal fillers, you are bound to experience a bit of swelling in the treatment area. This is normal with any injection. To reduce the swelling, we recommend that you apply a cool pack to the areas that were treated. 


  • DON’T Run or Put Pressure on the Area

After getting dermal fillers, do not put pressure on the treated area. Not only can this cause the dermal filler to migrate, but it can also worsen your bruising. Following the same principle, you should avoid sleeping on your face during the first 24 hours. This can ensure the recovery goes smoothly.

  • DO Drink Water

While the side effects of dermal fillers are often minimal, your skin will still have a bit of a healing process to go through. Hydration helps with wound healing, so to reduce your discomfort, you should drink at least eight glasses of water every day.

  • DON’T Wear Makeup If You Can Avoid It

For the most part, you are able to wear light makeup after getting dermal fillers, as the procedure is minimally invasive. But for your recovery to go as smoothly as possible, you should still refrain from using any makeup on the treated area until the next day. This will give your skin plenty of time to heal. If you can’t avoid it, make sure the makeup is applied in light layers and is as breathable as possible.

  • DO Apply Sunblock

While you may want to take a break from makeup just to be sure, the same could not be said about sunblock. Your skin is especially sensitive right now, and the last thing it needs is to be damaged by harsh UV rays. Apply sunblock to protect it and stay out of the sun for the next 24 hours.

The Bottom Line

Dermal fillers can make you look several years younger than you are, but you should be careful before and after the treatment. Follow the instructions provided to ensure a smooth recovery. Call Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa to set up an appointment for dermal fillers! 


For more information about dermal fillers, you can contact Azul® Cosmetic Surgery & Medical Spa at 239-379-8924. We can easily provide you with all the information that you need. You can also use our online contact form for any questions that you may have.

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