Dermal Fillers Side Effects & Aftercare

Possible Side Effects of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers sometimes result in temporary bruising, redness and swelling at the treatment site. If you have any discomfort you may take paracetamol but avoid the use of aspirin, ibuprofen or other anti-inflammatory drugs as these may increase the risk of bruising. Dermal fillers can also be slightly mobile for a few hours following the treatment so it is important that you keep facial movements minimal and do not rub or massage the area.

It is possible that you may be able to feel or see where the product has been placed for about two weeks following treatment. As the filler gradually incorporates  into the matrix of your skin, these signs will lessen.

Hear Aesthetic Nurse Ruth Atkins, explain more:


Some of the common side effects of dermal fillers can be redness at the injection sites,slight swelling, there could be some bruising, there may be some discomfort and pain but most of these will subside within a couple of days.

Aftercare Advice following Dermal Fillers

After the treatment we would advise you to avoid extreme facial expressions and alcohol so the dermal fillers can settle in place. Avoid touching or putting on make-up to the treated area for at least 12 hours after the treatment to prevent infection. For 2 weeks following your treatment avoid extremes of heat like the sauna, solarium, sun bathing, skiing etc. This is in order for you to get the best result possible from your dermal fillers treatment.