If you’re looking for a non-invasive treatment that gives you a refreshed, youthful look, dermal fillers are a good start. Dermal filler treatments are one of the most popular ways to smooth out your facial lines and wrinkles or add facial volume for a rejuvenated look, mostly because they take a significantly shorter time to finish than surgical procedures.
So how long can you recover from these injectable filler treatment procedures? It usually varies per patient, but it usually lasts 1 to 2 days to recover and a few days to a week to see the final results after the visible side effects are fully gone. To avoid any adverse effects from your dermal fillers, make sure to go to a reliable beauty clinic with highly-skilled and well-trained aesthetic professionals.
Dermal filler treatment is a plastic surgery procedure that’s non-invasive. The most common dermal filler treatment involves dermal filler injections being applied to different parts of the face. This is designed to smooth out every wrinkle in your skin that you’d like through facial fillers (e.g, lip filler). It may also be applied to your nasolabial folds. But in cases of severe facial wrinkles, most doctors recommend cosmetic surgery procedures for a more effective solution.
Dermal filler treatments require very few restrictions after the procedure. Even its side effects are considered minimal. In general, people recover from the side effects of dermal filler treatments after 1 to 2 days but most patients are able to return to their normal activities immediately after treatment.
The recovery process involves the settlement of the filler products within the skin, as well as its recovery from the minimal swelling and bruises it had because of the procedure. What most people don’t know is that the skin is actually considered bruised just by simply penetrating it with a needle. So even without visible signs, you should always take into consideration the process of recovery from this procedure.
The downtime from dermal filler treatments usually lasts for 1 to 2 days after the treatment. The recovery period from dermal fillers depends on 2 factors: the patient’s biological response to the treatment, as well as the art and science of injecting the fillers.
If you’re someone who easily bruises, it’s best to allot 2 weeks for your recovery period from the procedure. Furthermore, the healing process is different and tends to be longer if your own fat is injected as a dermal filler.
On the other hand, Botox injection procedures don’t have downtime but they also have restrictions. Patients aren’t allowed to touch their face for 1 to 3 days to avoid spreading the injected neurotoxins. But the recovery period from dermal fillers is much more worth it as they tend to last longer than botox.
The side effects and period of recovery from it depend on your body’s response to the treatment and the preparation you did before the procedure. So if you didn’t read enough on how to prepare for your dermal filler treatments and you took blood thinning medications or alcohol, you might want to consult with your physician. You should also expect a longer recovery period from bruising side effects if you’re someone who tends to bruise easily.
Dermal filler injections require experienced injectors whose aesthetic eye is able to determine the appropriate injectable area. Injectors should also possess knowledge of the amount of fillers to be injected in order to achieve desirable results.
The type of injectable filler and procedure is also important. It’s important to know the active ingredient or base of your injectable treatment to have a better understanding of what to expect during the recovery period and how to treat the side effects. The dermal fillers may be categorized according to their active ingredients based on the following:
One of the dermal filler options that contain this active ingredient is Kybella. This is a popular dermal filler procedure to address the excess fat under the chin and around the neck. This active ingredient is naturally found in your gut which has the purpose of eliminating dietary fat. But when injected on the treatment areas, it eliminates white fat cells from the target area.
This active ingredient is used in Sculptra Aesthetic. Unlike other dermal fillers which aim to add volume, this procedure specifically does all sorts of volume loss. But it can also eliminate facial wrinkles just like the other dermal fillers.
Hyaluronic acid filler allows free expressivity of your face so it may never look stiff after the procedure. Examples of a hyaluronic acid filler are Restylane and Juvederm. Both procedures mostly involve lip filler injection on the skin area around the lips of a patient to make the lips look plumper or remove the facial lines around it.
The only difference that they have is that Juvederm specifically includes Lidocaine in its treatment procedure, which is a liquid anesthetic for pain and minimal discomfort during and after your treatment. So if you’re concerned about what your face would feel after a lip injection or other injectable fillers, this might be the best option for you.
Dermal fillers based on hyaluronic acid targets different areas around the skin such as the following:
|Type of Hyaluronic Acid Filler||Dermal Filler Procedure||Target Area|
|Restylane||Restylane Silk||Lips, lip line|
|Restylane Lyft||Cheek, midface, hands, forehead|
|Restylane Refyne||Laugh lines around the nose and mouth|
|Restylane Defyne||Laugh lines or nasolabial folds |
(moderate to severe)
|Restylane Kysse||Upper lip lines, lip color|
|Restylane Contour||Cheek, midface|
|Juvederm||Juvederm Ultra XC||Lip area|
|Juvederm Volbella XC||Lip area|
|Juvederm Voluma XC||Cheeks|
|Juvederm Vollure XC||Facial lines and wrinkles (moderate to severe|
There are only a number of restrictions during the recovery period from the procedure (e.g, no alcohol, no intense physical activity, etc). Be sure to clarify the restrictions and properly discuss your post-dermal filler recovery plan with your physician when creating your treatment plan.
Although results are usually immediate right after the treatment, your appearance after the treatment may differ because of the visible side effects. You can expect the following after your dermal filler procedure:
These are generally manageable with over-the-counter medication but it’s still best to discuss with your doctor all the possible side effects and how to treat them accordingly. Additionally, if you experience pain or weakness on one side of your body, you should contact your plastic surgeon.
The recovery from dermal filler procedures may be affected by your aftercare habits after the treatment. It’s important to consult with your doctor or follow your recovery plan for a faster downtime period.
Aside from preparing for your dermal facial filler procedure beforehand, you can also minimize the side effects from dermal filler treatments through these aftercare tips:
You may need touch-ups to your treatment to achieve the best results. This is usually done 1 to 2 weeks after the dermal filler has fully settled within your skin.
For faster recovery after your dermal filler treatments, it’s best to follow the recovery plan recommended by your doctor. You should also take note of the following tips for faster recovery:
Before you go on celebrating and flaunting your newly rejuvenated face, it’s important to take note of the important things to avoid for at least 1 to 2 days after your treatment. Some of which are the following:
Alcohol causes bruising and swelling. It’s important to avoid it not only after dermal fillers, but also before the appointment itself.
This is also something that is recommended to be avoided before and during after the treatment as it causes bruising and swelling.
Before you further enhance your youthful look with makeup, it’s recommended to wait for 24 hours after the procedure for best results.
Avoid intense physical activities for 24 hours after the dermal filler procedure. This is to reduce further bruising.
Before you flaunt your good looks, it’s best to stay indoors for at least 1 to 2 days after the treatment to avoid exposure to the sun. Sun exposure may cause redness around the treatment area, which may extend your recovery period.
Doctors advise not to massage, rub, or put pressure on treatment areas unless instructed to do so. This is to avoid bruising and swelling around the area.
Avoid sleeping for 3 to 4 hours. When you do sleep, ensure that your head is elevated to reduce swelling.
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