What To Avoid After Getting Cheek Fillers?

What To Avoid After Getting Cheek Fillers

If you don’t like your cheekbones’ low or barely visible, you might think about getting cheek fillers. Cheek fillers are beauty treatments meant to lift your cheekbones, give your face more volume, and eliminate fine lines and wrinkles.

Dermal Fillers for the cheeks are becoming increasingly popular, but they come with some risks. At Skin Design Aesthetics, we’re here to help you discover things about cheek fillers and their benefits. 

We’ll also help you with tips on taking care of them when you’re done with the treatment. Check out more details here in this blog post! 

Cheek Fillers

Cheek Fillers are injections that make the area above and around your cheekbones look fuller. They are one of the best treatments for anti-aging that gives a more defined impression on your face. Fillers for the cheeks can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines by adding volume under the skin.

Kinds of Fillers

There are a few different types of materials you can use in cheek fillers. Hyaluronic acid (Juvederm, Restylane) and polylactic acid (Sculptra) are dermal fillers used on the cheeks and under the eyes. 

These kinds of dermal fillers only last for a short time. Other fillers, like Radiesse (hydroxylapatite), are also used in this area outside of what the manufacturer recommends.

How Long Do They Last

Depending on the type you choose, the effects of cheek fillers can last anywhere from six months to two years. The filler material in your skin will eventually break down and become skin tissue.

It’s important to remember that dermal fillers can pose risks. Proper planning and care for the patient can reduce or even stop these risks. 

Skin Design Aesthetics team gathered tips on what you shouldn’t do right after a cheek filler treatment. Here are those.  

Never Touch The Treated Area

Don’t hold or at least touch the treated area for at least 6-8 hours after your procedure. The risk of infection is much higher in the time immediately after your filler treatment. So medical experts recommend not touching the affected area for at least that time. 

Getting an infection is much more likely if you touch the area with your hands or even a makeup brush. Also, no makeup for at least 6–8 hours, no matter how tempting it might be. This step may be challenging because of how things look in Arizona, but a day or two at home can help.

Don’t Put a Hot Compress

Use cold instead of hot compress. Cold compress is an effective treatment for pain and swelling as you heal. Most people have some swelling after getting dermal filler injections. Still, most of the time, a cold compress is needed to ease the side effects.

Do Not Get More Work

Don’t let anyone touch your face with their hands for at least two weeks after your filler treatment. Once injected, the filler needs some time to set. Most people take about two weeks to reach that setting. 

For this reason, it’s important not to manipulate those areas during that time frame physically. This includes avoiding facial massages, microdermabrasion, dermarollers, and even semi-permanent makeup for two weeks after facial dermal filler treatments.

Do No Take Pain Medications

Though this treatment works before the treatment, it is still essential to note pain medications. At least a week before getting dermal fillers, you should stop taking any over-the-counter painkillers. 

Drugs that thin the blood, such as ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin), aspirin, and Aleve, can make it more likely that you will bleed, bruise, or have other problems during and after the injections.

Don’t Drink Alcohol

If you’ve wished to cut your vices, this may be the right time. Alcohol thins the blood, just like over-the-counter pain relievers do. This can cause cuts, bruises, and swelling. 

Also, it’s best not to drink for a day or two after the procedure to prevent swelling and dehydration.

Don’t Get Tan or Sunbathe Under the Sun!

After your treatment, it’s best to get some space with the sun first. So, don’t lay out in the sun, get a tan, or spend time in hot tubs, steam rooms, or saunas. Too much sun or heat can break down the hyaluronic acid in many dermal fillers, making them less effective.

Don’t Do Exercise (At Least For Now)

You don’t have to go to the gym for a couple of days while the swelling goes down. When you do something that increases your heart rate, bruises can show up more. Slow down your heart rate for a few days, and don’t go to the gym.

And most importantly, enjoy the happiness and confidence that come with looking good. Dermal fillers are made with one goal: to show off your natural beauty and make you look great. Enjoy it!

Don’t Schedule a Massage!

Your doctor may or may not tell you to massage the area around the filler. Once the pain and tenderness have gone away, you can give yourself a gentle massage if your doctor says so.

Cheek Filler Treatments

Making changes to your appearance right before the big day can hurt you more than help. Also, you can always ask your practitioner to make changes if you don’t like the results. 

So, whether you are just starting to think about cosmetic injectables or have already decided to get dermal fillers, you should get ready before your consultation and after your procedure.

There is a lot of information about cosmetic dermatology, which is essential.

Are You Ready for Cheek Fillers?

Our expert dermatologists at Skin Design Aesthetics have a lot of experience with medical and cosmetic dermatology. You don’t have to look any further if you need a qualified person to do something like dermal filler injections. 

Our advanced nurse injector gives all of our injectable fillers for the skin. Call us at 781-924-5173 to set up a meeting. You can also book an appointment online if you may wish!

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