Pre- Care

Many patients are concerned with having visible signs following dermal filler treatment. There are a few important steps you can take to help you both minimise visible bruising and swelling and recover as quickly as possible. The more  you follow the following steps, the faster you will recover and the less  signs will be visible:

We advise to stop any blood thinners (e.g. alcohol, aspirin, Vitamin E, some herbal preparations and supplements) for 2 days prior to and 2 days after treatment. Thin blood results in increased risk of bruising, so help minimise bruising risk by avoiding anything that can thin your blood. If you are taking for medical purposes please continue to take as per your GP instructions. 

Take arnica tablets as follows: 2 tablets every 2 hours for 5 days prior to the treatment. The 30c potency are best.

You may wish to purchase the products before to your treatment so you don’t need to visit the chemist after treatment.


Dermal Filler Aftercare Advice

Immediately after you have your treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is transient  and will disappear in a few days. If it continues or if other reactions occur, please call us on the number below. 

The initial swelling after lip treatment may last longer and some patients experience swelling for approx a week or more. The  lips can look somewhat uneven during this time. This means that the results directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.

We advise to avoid touching the treatment area 6 hours after the treatment. After that the area can be gently washed. 

Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.

If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. We can supply at a small cost some anti viral medication. 

If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

If you have had any numbing cream or injections please do not consume any hot or cold drinks until your sensation has returned to normal. You must also be careful when eating so that you do not risk biting your lip.


If you experience any adverse reactions below and is out-with our clinic opening hours please call our emergency number on 07495876244.


Vision Loss

Increased Swelling

Signs of Infection 

Malar Oedema 

Allergic Reactions

Skin Rash With Itching

Excessive Skin Redness

Excessive Heat