We recommend that you avoid taking any anti-inflammatory painkillers such as ibuprofen or aspirin before having dermal fillers. These medications can increase your risk of bruising, swelling and bleeding. If you are in discomfort after the procedure, you can take paracetamol but you must again avoid anti-inflammatory painkillers for 2 days after treatment.
The length of the treatment will depend on the areas being filled, but generally the procedure takes about 30 minutes.
Dermal fillers work instantly so you’ll see the results straight away although you may notice some initial swelling and bruising which will usually subside within a week.
Dermal fillers will cause a change to your face but you should not appear unrecognisable after treatment. Our doctors, nurses and surgeons at The Private Clinic have been trained to base your treatment around the natural contours of your face.
The results of dermal filler can last between 4 and 13 months depending on the type of filler used and the area treated. The effects of filler will fade gradually over time and your doctor, nurse or surgeon will be able to give you an idea of when to visit again for additional treatment to help maintain your results. If you decide not to continue with dermal filler injections then the gel will naturally be absorbed by your body.
There will be some redness, tenderness and swelling around the treated area immediately after the injection. You might also feel an itching sensation. All side effects should subside after a couple of hours.