What Are The Do’s And Don’ts After Dermal Fillers?


Are you considering dermal fillers to enhance your look? Or you’ve just had your first treatment and wonder what comes next? Understanding how to care for your skin post-dermal fillers is important for optimal results and a smooth recovery. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll walk you through the do’s and don’ts after dermal fillers, ensuring you make the most of your treatment while avoiding common pitfalls. So, let’s dive in!

Understanding Dermal Fillers

Before delving into post-treatment care of dermal fillers, let’s briefly understand how dermal fillers work. Dermal fillers are injectable substances that restore volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial contours. They’re commonly used to address wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin providing a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

The Do’s After Dermal Fillers

Follow Your Provider’s Instructions

Following your provider’s post-treatment instructions meticulously is critical to ensuring optimal results and reducing complications. These instructions will be tailored to your needs. Following follow-up appointments, avoiding certain activities, using recommended skincare products, and avoiding certain activities may be included.

Keep the Treated Area Clean

Maintain proper hygiene by keeping the treated area clean. Use a gentle cleanser recommended by your provider to wash your face, being careful not to rub or massage the treated area aggressively. Avoid harsh chemicals or exfoliants that may irritate the skin.

Apply Cold Compresses

Reduce swelling and discomfort by applying cold compresses to the treated area. Cold compresses help constrict blood vessels and reduce bruising. Apply the ice pack gently to the skin after wrapping it in a cloth.

Stay Hydrated

Hydration is essential for promoting healing and maintaining skin health. Drink at least 8 glasses of water daily to support your body’s recovery.

Use Sun Protection

Wear sunscreen every day, even indoors, to prevent harmful UV rays. Using sunscreen every two hours can help prevent sun damage and premature aging, which can compromise the results of your dermal filler treatment. Choose a broad-spectrum. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.

The Don’ts After Dermal Fillers

Avoid Strenuous Exercise

Refrain from strenuous exercise or activities that increase blood flow to the face for the first 24-48 hours after treatment. Vigorous exercise can exacerbate swelling and bruising, compromising the outcome of your dermal filler procedure. Opt for gentle activities such as walking or light stretching instead.

Say No to Alcohol and Blood Thinners

Avoid consuming alcohol and blood-thinning medications for at least 24-48 hours post-treatment. Alcohol and blood thinners can increase the risk of bruising and prolong the healing process. Consult your provider before resuming any medications or supplements you regularly take.

Don’t Touch or Massage the Treated Area

Resist the urge to touch, rub, or massage the treated area, as this can disrupt the filler’s placement and increase the risk of complications. Allow the filler to settle naturally and avoid applying pressure to the area. If you experience any discomfort or unevenness, contact your provider for guidance.

Avoid Excessive Heat Exposure

Steer clear of saunas, hot baths, and other excessive heat sources for the first few days following your dermal filler treatment. Heat can increase swelling and inflammation, delaying the healing process. Stick to lukewarm water when washing your face and avoid prolonged exposure to direct sunlight.

Don’t Schedule Dental Work Immediately

If you’re considering dental procedures, such as teeth cleaning or dental surgery, it’s best to wait at least two weeks after your dermal filler treatment. Dental procedures can pressure the facial muscles and potentially displace the filler. Inform your dentist about your recent treatment to ensure they take appropriate precautions.


Caring for your skin after dermal fillers is vital for achieving optimal results and ensuring smooth healing. Whether you’re uncertain about post-treatment care or encounter any concerns during your recovery journey, don’t hesitate to contact us at Apex Med Spa. With our expertise and personalized support, we’re here to guide you every step of the way, ensuring you feel confident and satisfied with your skin’s transformation. Your journey to radiant, rejuvenated skin starts with us – contact Apex Med Spa today.







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