Post-Treatment Instructions
Injectable Fillers

Important treatment factors

The most common side effects include redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, firmness, lumps and temporary bruising at the injection sites. The treated area should be protected from the sun and extreme cold until the swelling and redness have resolved. If, after the treatment, you get a laser treatment, a chemical peeling, or any other procedure based on active dermal response, an inflammatory reaction may occur at the injection sites.

Patients taking medications which may prolong bleeding time, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, are more likely to have bruising or bleeding at injection sites, as with any type of injections.

If you use these medications, you should inform your health care professional before surgery. As in the case of any intradermal injection, there is a risk of infection. The product should be used with caution in patients treated with immunosuppressive or a medicine used to reduce the immune response of the body, because the risk of infection is higher then.

The injectable gel should not be used in patients with severe allergies with history of anaphylaxis, or in patients suffering or having suffered from severe multiple allergies. The injectable filler should not be used in patients with a history of allergies to Gram-positive bacterial proteins. The safety of the fillers treatment has not been tested in pregnant or nursing women or in patients under 18 years old.

After your treatment

Your healthcare professional will discuss with you what you can expect after your treatment. Reactions such as redness, swelling or temporary itching can occur at injection sites. If you experience any of these symptoms, apply ice or a cold compress. If symptoms persist more than a week, consult your health care professional.

 The first 12 hours, you must avoid

• makeup at the treated area• touching the treated area, or exercise pressure .

 The first 24 hours, you must avoid

• strenuous physical activity• consumption of alcoholic beverages
• exposure to the sun, heat or extreme cold for an extended period
• palpation or massage the treated area

 Two weeks, you must avoid

• extremely hot or cold, such as sauna and hot bath temperatures• prolonged sun or UV light exposure.

 If you have questions or concerns about your treatment, please contact your health professional


Dr. Patrick Boulos
Oculoplastic, aesthetic, orbital and oculofacial specialist