Treatment Day

You’ve researched all the facts and decided that dermal fillers or anti-wrinkle injections are right for you. What next? Here is what a typical treatment day might look like.

Treatment day

Depending on your individual treatment plan, your initial appointment can last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. Your doctor will start by reviewing your treatment plan and giving you the ins and outs of what to expect that day. They will go over the number of injection points to show you how they will achieve the results you are after.

When you’re ready, the doctor or nurse will first sanitise the treatment areas on your face to prepare them for the injections. These are delivered with very fine needles, often incorporating an anaesthetic in the case of fillers.

Each injection is short, and the amount of product used will be dependent on your main treatment objective. The treatment technique will also vary depending on what you are hoping to achieve. For example, your practitioner may place dermal filler in an area of your face that isn’t necessarily your main area of concern, because the effect it will create will help achieve the desired result on balance.

After each dermal filler injection, your practitioner will massage the area to ensure the filler is placed properly, to sculpt the area and prevent lumps. You will notice results immediately after the procedure. Reported filler side effects include: injection site redness, pain, swelling, firmness, lumps and bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration. In the vast majority of cases, these effects are temporary and should resolve within a week. If you have any concerns you should contact your doctor.

Possible side effects from anti-wrinkle injections include: pain, burning or stinging; bruising, swelling or redness at the injection site; local muscle weakness including drooping eyelids or eyebrows; swollen eyelids and skin tightness; tingling sensations, itching or aching forehead; headaches, nausea and flu-like symptoms. Side effects are temporary, quite often occur in the area of injection and usually resolve within a week.

Your doctor will usually schedule a follow-up appointment in a couple of weeks, to ensure all is well and that you are happy with the results. 

Your doctor will give you some advice on how to care for your face after the procedure.

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