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What To Expect After Getting Filler

Dermal filler is extremely versatile.

Not only is filler a great option for people who want to enhance their natural features, filler can also improve the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. However, filler is something that can take a few days—or even weeks—to settle in and might not last as long as you’d think.

Here are a few things you can expect.

Immediate Effects vs True Results

Right after the procedure, you may notice swelling, redness, and possibly bruising around the injection sites. These effects are typically mild to moderate and usually subside within a few days.

You may see immediate results in terms of volume enhancement or wrinkle reduction, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. However, final results may take a few days to fully develop as any swelling resolves.

Sensitivity, Bruising, and Swelling

The injected areas may feel tender or sensitive to the touch for a short period after the procedure.

Bruising at the injection sites is common and can last for several days to a week. The severity and duration of bruising can vary depending on factors such as individual skin sensitivity and the skill of the injector.

Additionally, swelling is also common and may last for a few days. Keeping the treated area elevated and applying ice packs can help reduce swelling.

Potential Side Effects

While rare, there are potential side effects such as infection, allergic reactions, and migration of the filler material. It's essential to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your provider to minimize the risk of complications.

How Long Do Results Last?

The longevity of dermal filler results varies depending on factors such as the type of filler used, the area treated, and individual metabolism. In general, results can last anywhere from several months to over a year.

It's crucial to discuss any concerns or questions you have about the procedure with your healthcare provider beforehand. They can provide personalized advice based on your specific situation and help you understand what to expect during the recovery process.