Aftercare – Dermal Fillers

Immediately following the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two. If this continues, or if other reactions occur, please contact Dr. David Barrett.

We recommend applying an ice pack to the treated area to reduce the initial swelling.

If you are having lip treatment the initial swelling may last longer. It can last for about a week and the lips may look somewhat uneven during this time, therefore, the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.

Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours following treatment. After that, light make-up can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.

Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sun bathing) or extreme cold.

If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

As the dermal filler is absorbed, the correction effect reduces over time. Many people choose to be treated again within a year of the original treatment.

If you have any concerns at all please call 07528 617034 or email Dr David Barrett directly on