Pre-Treatment & Aftercare Advice

This will be discussed in more detail at your appointment, should you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.


Before your lip or dermal filler treatment, we will undertake a consultation. We will talk about your skin, your medical history and what you would like to achieve from your session. This can be done over the phone, face to face or on the same day as your treatment.


To your comfort a local anaesthetic cream can be applied before commencing the lip filler or dermal filler procedure.


The treatment will be carried out using high quality, hyalouronic fillers. Alice will explain everything step by step

Simple aftercare is explained, and you will be given information to take away.

You will likley have some puffiness immediately after your treatment - this is normal and to be expected.

Enjoy Your Results!! Your fillers will settle over the days and weeks, and you can enjoy your results for 6-12 months

Lip & Dermal Fillers

Pre-Treatment & Aftercare Advice

Pre-Treatment Advice - What To Do, & What To Avoid, Before Your Fillers Treatment

In order to reduce the amount of bruising and/or swelling from the injection sites, please follow the instructions below.

Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve for 1 week prior. Please consult your GP if you are taking Aspirin for medical reasons! 

Avoid supplements including St. Johns Wort, ginko biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for 1 week, Omega 3 oils

Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any prescribed "Anti-Aging" products for 3 days prior

Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or hair removal cream on the area to be treated for 3 days prior

Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to treatment

If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. You can take antiviral medication prior to treatment to lessen the chances of this.

Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders. Please inform us if you have any questions about this prior to your treatment

Day of Treatment

Ideally, arrive with a "clean face" - washed and without makeup. 

In order to maximize your comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic cream may be applied.

Within the First Hour of Treatment

Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the injection site. Avoid itching , massaging, or touching the injection site. This is normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days.

If these symptoms last more than 3 days, please contact me. 

You may take painkillers to reduce any pain as necessary

Within 6 to 10 Hours of Treatment

Avoid drinking alcohol or partaking in strenuous exercise, as it may result in additional bruising. 

Until the swelling and redness have resolved, avoid intense heat in the treated area(s). This includes sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax. Also avoid extreme cold such as skiing or other winter sports. 

To help alleviate bruising, we recommend the topical application of Arnica - a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising. You can find this in the natural foods section of your grocery store, or at local pharmacies.

Minimize movement of the treated area(s).


Sunscreen and makeup can be applied, and the area can be gently washed with a gentle cleanser.

Additional Dermal Filler Aftercare Recommendations

For most patients, the benefits of dermal fillers can be enhanced by using a medical-grade skincare system, such as Alumier MD. Products containing Vitamin-C can strengthen the skin and improve laxity and texture. Personal recommendations can be suggested for you.

Swelling and bruising are a normal and expected part of the process.

Please Contact Us Immediately if You Experience:

Fever and/or chills

If the area appears red, hot to the touch, and "angry" looking. 

Severe or increasing pain

Discoloured blotches in areas not injected or blanching of injected areas

Alice is trained in dealing with complications - which thankfully are incredibly rare. Possible risks and complications are include, vascular occlusion, necrosis, granulomas, scarring, blindness, anaphalyxis.