DERMAL FILLERS CARE SHEET

Laserbody MD offers the top dermal fillers, both FDA and Health Canada approved. They are injectable gels made of hyaluronic acid; a natural substance found in the body. It attracts + binds water molecules which add volume to your cheeks, chin, jawline, lips, lines and folds on the lower face. Dermal fillers restore your skin’s volume loss, contours and softening fine lines and wrinkles.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • Your filler sessions will be about 15 to 60 minutes, depending on the area being treated
  • Side effects include tenderness, redness, swelling, itching and bruising in the injection site
  • Most people have minimal to no bruising and can resume normal activity immediately
  • You may wear makeup as soon as 2 hours following your treatment
  • Dermal Fillers are not recommended up to 2 weeks before travelling

BEFORE CARE

  • Avoid these drugs 7 days PRIOR to your treatment:
  • Anti-flammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Aleve)
  • Blood thinning medications such as aspirin
  • Herbal meds: Garlic, St. Johns wart, Omegas, Vitamin E, fish oil + gingko biloba
  • Avoiding alcohol at least 2 days PRIOR to treatment decreases the chance of bruising

AFTER CARE

  • Sleeping on your back for 1-3 days is highly recommended after Dermal Fillers with your head elevated the first night. Use as many pillows as you can tolerate
  • Avoid exercise and strenuous activities for 24 hours
  • Avoid extended exposure to the sun, extreme hot or cold for 24 hours
  • Some bruising and tenderness is normal and may last for about a week
  • Temporary tenderness, redness, swelling, unevenness, firmness + bumps at the injection site may occur for up to 14 days
  • You may lightly place ice on the injection site to relieve any swelling and redness
  • If you experience a headache or pain at the injection site; Tylenol can help
  • Do NOT rub or massage the injection site
  • Results can last from 9 to 12 months; depending on how quickly your body metabolizes the filler

Although unusual, some complications can occur after your filler injection. If you have extreme pain, redness or swelling, please contact your doctor immediately and notify the clinic.

Contact us at (416) 661-7878 or clientcare@laserbodymd.ca if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than 24 hours.