What should I watch out for after Filler Injections?

Filler injections are commonly performed nowadays. Here are some of the things to take heed of after an injectable treatment.

  • Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness or mild bruises. As the wound heals, there may be itchiness as well. Refrain from touching or massaging the injected area. As unhygienic handling of the injection sites may introduce infection.
  • Avoid exposing to intense heat e.g. sunbathing, tanning, sauna or washing of the injected areas with hot water. Excessive heat may degrade the complex texture of the injectables causing it to deform. For best results, do avoid heat to the treated areas for at least 1-2 weeks.
  • Do protect yourself from the sun. Ultraviolet light is the main culprit of aging process. Hence, after treatment, we need to protect ourselves from the sun. Do apply sunscreen religiously to avoid damage of the UV light onto the treated areas.
  • If there is pain or unusual redness over the treated area, please do not hesitate to contact your doctor. Potential infection to the treated area needs to be aggressively treated. It is easier to treat infection in the early phase than doing damage control at the late phase.