Because even though hyaluronic acid as an injectable isn't too harsh, the lips and surround areas can be extremely sensitive.
Most patients won't experience any pain after having dermal fillers. But some people may find they have a little bit of soreness and/or mild bruising at the site of injection. If you do experience any pain, bruising or swelling, you can treat this with an ice pack.
By day 2 the initial swelling will have gone and you will start to see the full effects of the treatment. By this day the bulk of any pain should have gone, the primary swelling from the injections will have subsided.
There is some discomfort associated with both procedures
Fillers cause more discomfort than Botox injections, and there is a slight risk of swelling and bruising after the procedure. However, both procedures are relatively safe.
Do not touch or rub injected site for 2-4 hours following treatment. Avoid exercise and sweating for the remainder of the day and no lying down or leaning forward for 2-4 hours after treatment. There can be a slight chance of bruising at the treated site, this is temporary.
Avoid itching, or picking around the injection site. Avoid applying intense heat to the treated area, that includes hot tubs, saunas, sunbathing or tanning. Don't drink alcohol the day of treatment, and try to avoid it for 2 days after. Avoid exercising for 2 days or until swelling subsides.
You might feel a little pressure during the application process, as if someone is pressing on you with their finger. Afterward, your skin may feel tighter or fuller than it did before. That sensation is because the fillers are stretching your skin back into its previous position before volume loss or aging happened.
Local anesthetic – lidocaine can be injected at injection sites on the skin to provide immediate numbing, and to reduce bruising risk. Topical anesthetic – We apply an anesthetic cream to the face 20-30 minutes before injections. This essentially numbs the skin, making you much more comfortable.
Fillers are one of the most popular minimally-invasive cosmetic treatments requested today, with many patients using them to enhance or augment their lips. While they are generally well tolerated, most people require a numbing cream or other type of pain control to make the injections more comfortable.
Swelling subsides, typically, within a few days. It's most apparent 24 to 72 hours after treatment before starting to subside gradually. Very occasionally, swelling can last from several days to four weeks.
Swelling will reach its peak at around 24-72 hours after treatment, at which point, it will begin to gradually subside. Occasionally, swelling can last for 1-4 weeks, but this isn't as common. Most people do see an improvement within 3 days.
Answer: Pain After Cheek Filler
Injecting the cheek with filler can sometimes cause mild pain in the jawline area. This may be a result from either underlying bruising or hitting the nerve with the needle. The pain will subside. It is always important to follow up with an experienced injector to address your concerns.
If the lips are overfilled, it can hurt quite a bit. The injection itself feels kind of like a splinter, but if it's done properly, the pain should go away right away. The lips may swell a little for a few hours after the procedure. It can feel a bit unsettling, but it should never be painful.
Best Sleeping Positions After Filler Treatment
Sleeping on your back is the safest position after any cosmetic procedure. The first night after your treatment, sleep with your head elevated (propped up with an extra pillow) to help avoid/reduce swelling and to ensure that the newly-injected filler stays in place.
Don't wax, tweeze, bleach, or use hair removal products on the treatment area for at least two days before the treatment. Stop taking supplements one week prior. Your provider can give you a list to avoid, which might include St John's Wort, vitamin E, ginseng, Gingko Biloba, Primrose oil, and garlic.
If a patient has bags that significantly fluctuate with factors such as sleep, alcohol, or salt intake they may not be a candidate for under eye filler. This type of bag is typically lymphatic related and is very responsive to fluid within the tissues. Filler is known to be hydrophilic, meaning it loves water.
The Good: Patients who experience strange side effects such as having a weird smile or a “Joker” smile after lip injections can rest assured knowing that this is a common side effect, as a result of swelling after the procedure. Wait up to a week before worrying about your weird smile.
Adjusting to Your Filler
It's normal for your skin to feel and look very full immediately after you receive your injections. For instance, if you used hyaluronic acid fillers to create moderate enhancements in your lips, these facial features may look very plump for a couple of days.
If it is your first time getting an injectable treatment, you may have many questions about the aftercare and healing process. Lip filler may cause the treatment area to feel swollen, hard, or lumpy at first, but this is all part of the healing process, and the fillers will soften and settle over time.
Try to sleep on your back for 24-48 hours after filler injections. After that, you can safely sleep on your side without worrying that the filler will move with gravity.
The filler can take several weeks to soften and settle into your skin. This means that patients won't see the ultimate results of their treatment immediately. Although individual results will vary, many people achieve the full effect within two weeks after receiving their injections.
Hello - Swelling post dermal filler injection does occur and usually peaks at 24-48 hours. This may affect your smile. The good news is swelling typically is fully resolved by one week and your smile should be back to normal.
Drink plenty of water. HA based fillers such as Juvederm work by using the water naturally stored in our tissues, by drinking plenty of water after having a dermal filler treatment it helps the filler hold its chaos and last for longer.
Although extremely rare, dermal fillers are able to migrate within the skin if consistent and adequate pressure is applied to them. For this reason, we advise patients not to get a facial, massage (on the treated skin), or microdermabrasion for the first two weeks following their filler injections.