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Cosmetic Medicine Application

Dermal Fillers After Care

  • Do not massage, rub or apply any pressure to the treated areas for the next 4-5 days. The filler is very soft at this point and can be accidentally remolded/reshaped to different degrees by ski goggles, swimming goggles, diving mask, resting your cheek on your fist, sleeping on the cheek filer etc.

  • Sleep on your back for 7-10 nights – use a travel pillow to help.  Dermal fillers can take 4-6 weeks to reach full stability and strength.  Initially, they are very soft and easily malleable, over the next few weeks they will become stronger and more resilient.

  • Avoid alcohol, aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (eg Advil, Naproxen, Aleve) for 24 hours. 

  • You may wash your face, apply skin care products and make-up very gently in an upward/outward motion after the first 2-3 days following your treatment.

  • Avoid vigorous exercise for the next 3-4 days. Avoid running for 7-10 days (power walking and elliptical are allowed).  You may resume other normal activities immediately after the treatment.

  • Ice may be applied gently to the area immediately following treatment; apply ice in cycles of ‘30 seconds on’ and ‘30 seconds off’ to avoid freezing the filler or irritating the underlying nerves.  Repeat this cycle as needed for 20-30 minutes.

  • Avoid extreme temperatures for 7 days after treatment (tanning, hot tub/bath, sauna, use a scarf over your face if the temperature is -10 degrees C or colder).

  • Tylenol can be taken for discomfort if needed.

  • Arnica gel can be effective to minimize bruising or swelling.

  • Book a follow-up appointment to evaluate your treatment results in 2 weeks time.


Please report any concerns or reactions, particularly colour changes to and around the treated area as well as increased pain without any delay to York Street Spa who will immediately put you in touch with the Nurse Practitioner.

Treatment with fillers can cause swelling and bruising, particularly around the lips.  We suggest to book your appointment for filler treatment at least 5-7 days prior to an important event.

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