Filler experiences can be exciting and intimidating. You want to go in with your eyes wide open, knowing what you’re getting into at 100% sure that you even want to do it. You also want to know how to take care of yourself afterward. You will find many things online about post-care for filler, but some of the mainstays are very simple.
- Avoid blood-thinning medications, supplements, alcohol, and caffeine to prevent bruising. Strenuous exercise should also be avoided for 24 hours.
- Do not apply makeup until the following day to prevent an injection site infection.
- Avoid dental visits for two weeks.
- Do not hesitate to contact the clinic if you experience any symptoms of vascular occlusion. While this is rare, it is best to know the symptoms. First, normal bruising- it’s almost guaranteed when a sharp needle penetrates the skin. Swelling is a side effect of bruising and can cause temporary asymmetries. Bruising can last two weeks. When a vascular occlusion occurs, worsening pain in one area may be a first indicator, blanching or dusky skin surrounding the treated area, discoloration due to the tissue not getting enough oxygen—this may appear as mottling (purple), followed by a blue-grey hue to the skin. The area will also feel cool to the touch. If any of these symptoms occur, it is essential to reach out to the clinic.
At BYM, we want to help you reach your goals by listening to your concerns and developing a customized treatment plan for your needs, skin type, and budget. We offer discounted filler packages so you can treat several areas in one visit without breaking the bank. You can book a filler appointment at our Rocklin, Sacramento, Alamo, or Grass Valley clinics. We’re here to guide you through your filler journey and give you an honest assessment and reasonable prices.