Anti Wrinkle Injections, Dermal Filler, Profhilo Questions and Answers

Anti wrinkle injections are great for treating forehead lines. However, your forehead & eyelids will feel tight or heavy for a few weeks afterwards.

Our regular patients expect this tightness and heaviness after their injections as they know their anti wrinkle injections are taking effect. This resolves itself after 2-4 weeks as the brain gets used to the new relaxation of the muscles. The heavy sensation fades away and forehead and eyelids feel lighter.

End Result – You Look Fabulous!

Heavy feeling after Botox

Anti wrinkle Newbies

First time patients always need to adjust not only to their new look but also to the feeling of having reduced muscle activity in their face. This is natural. It just depends on whether you can cope with the feeling or not.

Relax & Don’t Worry. Allow yourself time to get used to the feeling that you can no longer lift your forehead like you’ve been doing for years. This feeling will fade and is usually settles down after 3 to 5 weeks.

Is it safe to have Botox after COVID


After having anti wrinkle injections in your forehead, it is normal for your brow and eyelids to feel heavy. It is almost impossible to treat wrinkles in that area and not give that heavy brow feeling. Dr. Hamilton injects each of his patients with a dosage which is appropriate for them. Typically, he starts with a moderate dose in the frontalis and increases the dosage from there if needed at your next visit.

Trust your doctor- it will subside as you have not been over injected.

Eyebrow Exercise

The Frontalis muscle is the muscle in your forehead that controls the raising of your eyebrows.  If, after 2 weeks, you still feel some heaviness, try practicing ‘Gentle’ eyebrow raising lifting exercises and blinking your eyelids rapidly for 30 seconds.

Do this 4 times daily for 2-4 days as it may help you resolve the heaviness…. Don’t overdo it!

Heavy feeling after botox

Future Treatments

For your next treatment, to avoid the heavy sensation you can choose to make your forehead less smooth. This involves injecting a slightly lower dose. You will obviously still see your forehead lines after your treatment but they will be softer.

Some of our patients have tried this option but most patients revert back to their recommended forehead dose and tolerate the heaviness for 3-4 weeks as they LOVE the end result and feel that it is totally worth it.

Questions and Answers

Patients who were Asymptomatic (no symptoms) during their infection and do not have a cough or fever after 14 days since the date of their positive PCR test can safely have aesthetic treatments.

Strict infection prevention protocols are in operation at our clinics to keep you safe. The risks of any procedure you decide to have will be explained at your appointment by Dr. Mark Hamilton.


All our patients receive a pre-treatment COVID 19 assessment by email, usually two days before their treatment. It is vital that you read and respond to this online consent form as it allows us to screen you for symptoms or exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus. If you are experiencing any symptoms or feel unwell, we can use this opportunity to reschedule your appointment to a date at least 14 days later.


Dr. Hamilton & our team want to assure you that we have made every effort to ensure your safety is not at risk. You will see our infection control protocols in action, including room ventilation + disinfection to decontaminate all high touch areas of the clinic.

We would like to say thank you to all our patients for adhering to our stringent COVID 19 guidelines and for playing your part to keep yourself, your fellow patients, Dr. Mark, his team and our community safe.

Is it safe to have Botox after COVID

Anti Wrinkle injections are safe and effective treatments only when administered by a trained and experienced medical practitioner. As with any procedure, they also have possible side effects which patients should be made aware of.

When the toxin is injected into muscles, it blocks nerve impulses to those tissues.  Neuromodulators temporarily restrict the nerves that stimulate these injected muscles to contract. These muscles are temporarily weakened and can’t make the movements that cause wrinkles and frown lines. You can still make facial expressions, but they will not be as exaggerated. After a few months, the muscle weakness wears off and your muscles regain activity, the line-smoothing effects begin to diminish and the treatment needs to be repeated.

Botulinum Toxin is an approved treatment for injection into the skin to correct wrinkles and lines of the face. Due to the use of a needle, there may be bleeding at the injection site. As is expected for any injection procedure, pain / redness /stinging and /or bruising may be observed in association with the injection. This reaction may last for several days. Headache, facial pain, bruising and local muscle weakness have been reported.  If any of these symptoms should occur and persist for more than one week or if  you develop any other side effects listed below please report them to your injector.

  • Muscle weakness near where the toxin was injected;
  • Perceived trouble swallowing after Nefertiti treatment;
  • Blurred vision, puffy eyelids, dry eyes, drooping eyebrows;
  • Dry mouth;
  • Headache, tiredness;

  1. Choose an experienced doctor – Good Botox depends on the skill and technique of the Botox injector. Find a doctor who specializes in facial anatomy and has been successfully administering Botox for several years. Never be afraid to ask how treatments they have performed.
  2. Be honest with your doctor – Give your doctor your full medical history so he/she can decide if you are a good candidate to receive cosmetic Botox. Tell your doctor:
    • What medication & supplements you are taking
    • What allergies you have
    • Any medical conditions, illnesses, or diseases
    • Any medical procedures (i.e. recent Botox, surgery, other treatments, etc.)
    • If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or trying to conceive
  3. Make sure Botox is the correct treatment for you -You may be better off getting Dermal HA Fillers or Profhilo instead of Botox for certain wrinkles on your face.
  4. Avoid taking supplements that can thin the blood–  Do NOT cease any prescribed medications. To minimize any potential bruising, stop taking the following for one week before you get Botox injections:
    • Aspirin
    • Ibuprofen- Paracetamol is okay
    • John’s Wart
    • Vitamin E
    • Fish oil or Omega-3s
    • Ginko Bilboa
    • Ginseng
    • Avoid alcohol
  5. Have realistic expectations about what Botox can do for you– Botox results are usually very good but your result may not be as perfect as you expect. If it is your first time getting Botox, tell your doctor. Most doctors are more conservative with first time Botox patients. It is better to under-inject and review after 2 weeks in order to judge how you will react to the Botox and give you a better long-term result. Having realistic expectations about your results will save you from possible disappointment.

  1. Go Au Naturel- Your skin will be cleaned with either Clinisept, Natrasan,Witch hazel or rubbing alcohol before you have your injections.  Feel free to show up to your appointment without makeup
  2. Relax & Try to stay still – Don’t worry if you are afraid of needles- these injections do not hurt- there is a slight “pinch” that you will feel at the injection site. Some patients say they feel a mild stinging with each injection but little or no pain. Follow your doctor’s instructions. He/she will tell you to smile, relax and frown during treatment.
  3. Do not apply makeup afterwards – Best to wait several hours or until the next day before applying makeup. You skin will feel very dry after being have been cleansed with Witch Hazel and Alcohol swabs. Until a gentle moisturiser on your face before going to sleep and before applying your foundation. Never directly apply make up onto alcohol cleansed skin.

Botox Dublin City centre clinic

What you do after your injections and how you take care of your skin is very important.

  1. Don’t touch your skin at your injection sites.
  2. Do NOT apply makeup
  3. Avoid strenuous physical activity for 24 hours.
  4. Avoid consuming large amounts of alcohol.
  5. Avoid getting facials, chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, etc. for 48 hours.
  6. Avoid taking the blood thinning medications mentioned above.
  7. If you get a bruise, arnica cream will help. Concealers can also help cover bruises.
  8. Call your doctor or seek medical attention if you experience any side effects or complications from the Botox treatment.   

Avoid any exercising or strenuous activity for at least 24 hours .

Wait at least 4 hours before taking moderate exercise like power walking or gently jogging. Hot yoga or any exercise that will raise your heart rate over 130,should be avoided until  24 hours after your treatment.

Try not to apply pressure to your face, like wearing a tight baseball hat, rubbing away sweat or wearing goggles while swimming.

Can I exercise after Botox

Please Attend Au Natural without makeup !

It is better to attend your appointment with nothing on your skin. If you wear makeup, we will take it off anyway.

Dr. Hamilton will clean your skin with Clinicsept solution and rubbing alcohol before your injections.

Natural skin oil and sweat can mix with your makeup and make it difficult for Dr. Mark to assess your skin properly during the appointment.

He needs to clearly see your skin’s natural state, which helps determine how much or little toxin should be used for the desired effect.

You can wear makeup after you get Anti-Wrinkle injections. Best to wait a few hours until the injection marks fade. Always apply with spotlessly clean brushes or sponges. Most patients who get wrinkle smoothing injections experience mild redness for up to 24 hours after treatment.

You cannot wear makeup until 24 hours after Dermal fillers You need to wait until the injection sites have closed up and the redness has faded away.

Botox injections areas

Routinely there is no down time for anti-wrinkle injections. Our patients normally return to their normal activities immediately after their treatment. Dr. Hamilton recommends avoiding strenuous exercise or massaging the area for the first 4 hours after treatment. Also avoid aspirin and similar blood-thinning medications to reduce bruising.


Wrinkle Smoothing injections are safe & effective treatments when administered by a trained and experienced medical practitioner.

As with any procedure, there are possible side effects which patients should be made aware of. One of which is Droopy Eyelid. Whilst the occurrence is very rare- it can happen even in the hands of the most skilled injector. When patients develop a droopy eyelid, it usually begins about 1-3 weeks after the injection and lasts about 3-4 weeks on average. Droopy eyelids will typically go away and are not permanent.

Dr. Hamilton’s injection technique into the forehead will raise your natural eyebrow arch a few millimetres higher leaving your eyes looking wider and more youthful. He takes great care to inject the correct areas of your forehead to avoid drooping of the brow itself and preventing heaviness of the eyelids. If the forehead is completely treated to a non movement stage, it can cause the eye brow to droop, and that could give the appearance of eye lid droop.

With first time patients it is better to under inject and review after two weeks. Additional units of toxin can be injected at that stage if needed.

Droopy Eyelid After Botox

Many of our patients ask “Which is best:  Micro needling or Anti Wrinkle Injections? “

There is no definite Yes or No answer to that question. The most suitable treatment for any patient really depends on their personal aesthetic goals. Depending on our patient needs, we often recommend both.

Anti Wrinkle injections smooths the appearance of lines and wrinkles but does not directly treat the surface of the skin.

Using Micro needling to improve the surface and condition of the skin along with wrinkle smoothing injections can help to improve the results longer term.

Up until a few years ago Botox and Dermal HA Fillers were the only injection treatments which gave good results for smoothing wrinkles and filling fine lines. Micro needling is an alternative for those who are not keen on using injections. You might not immediately see the dramatic changes you’d expect and definitely not as much as with a medical aesthetic non -surgical procedure. You may need approximately 4-6 sessions to get a dramatic difference.

Wrinkle smoothing injections for Laugh Lines around the eyes typically last 3 months while injections for the frown lines between your eyebrows and forehead lines can last between 4-5 months.

For some patients their wrinkle smoothing effect goes away more quickly than that, while for others it lasts much longer. This is because some patients break down the toxin more rapidly than others. How long the results last really can depend on the patient’s genetic makeup.

Factors which can also effect the longevity of your results can be, the amount of toxin which was injected, your metabolism and lifestyle. Patients who spend long periods in front of computer screens, play outdoor sports, long distance drivers and golfers etc often experience less longevity for their Crows Feet.

While there are no papers written to prove the subject, we have observed over the past few years in our clinics that athletic exercise definitely does have the possibility of decreasing the duration of wrinkle smoothing injections. This actually makes sense, as excessive exercise produces free radicals which have the ability to break down tissue in the body, as well as products that are injected.

Dr. Mark recommends to his patients who experience this, they can do one of two things

  • Ideally wait an extra month until you get more movement in your forehead +frown lines and have all 3 areas injected
  • Have the only eye areas injected after 3 months
  • Attend 2 weeks after your treatment to review the results and Dr. Hamilton top it up if needed.
  • Most of Dr. Hamilton’s patients maintain their wrinkle smoothing effect by having injections every 4-5 months whilst other patients he may see only once per year. There is no hard and fast rule.
Botox and exercise

” Cheap Botox is NOT good and good Botox is not cheap”

A quality aesthetic procedure from a highly experienced injector is going to cost more. Inexperienced providers, unlicensed individuals and those offering ‘fake’ Botox will offer very cheap treatments. While these appear to be easier on your pocket- try not to not fall for it.

The cheaper the price, the more you need to ask about the dilution of the product. Botulinum toxin must be diluted with a sterile saline solution before it can be injected.

Some people get wrinkle smoothing injections which do not seem to last long. This might be because the prescription toxin was too diluted and not enough actual product was injected.

Dosage varies depending on which areas of your face you want to treat, as well as on your physician’s technique.

Ask your doctor how many units of toxin you will need to get your desired results. Make sure you are paying for and getting that many units.

A diluted product is not a bad product just as long as you get enough of what you need!

Dr. Hamilton always recommends waiting until after your pregnancy and breastfeeding is completed before having any type of aesthetic injections. The safety of your baby is much more important than any wrinkles.

There are no studies indicating possible harmful effects of BOTOX® (onabotulinumtoxinA) during pregnancy. Therefore, it is best to try to wait for 3-4 months after having BOTOX® injections to allow the effects to wear off  before trying to get pregnant.

Dr. Hamilton will not treat you if there is a possibility of you could be pregnant. He never injects patients who are pregnant or breast feeding. Other physicians might choose to treat their patients in this circumstance but he feels it not worth taking the risk.

Try not worry if you had  anti wrinkle injections and found out you were pregnant.

If you have BOTOX®  injections just before you conceived the risk of it harming your baby is low. The amount of toxin injected in a very small dose and works at the neuro-muscular junction receptors in your face. It is not going to move from there.

Best of luck and have fun with the Baby Making !

Regular Patients – Flying after treatment

The short answer to the question is : YES

Previously, there were some concerns that changes in cabin pressure during a flight taken soon after Botox® treatment could lead to unwanted side effects.

Theoretically different cabin pressures could cause the Botox® to migrate from the original injection site, potentially resulting in an asymmetrical appearance and also could cause bruising. These concerns are not scientifically proven.

Research has shown that the toxin is taken up by the facial muscles and nerves in just five minutes. This means that five minutes after the injection, the toxin should be fully in place and you are free to carry out your normal activities, including flying if you wish.

Avoid applying excess pressure to the areas that were injected.

Current literature advises that ideally patients should wait 24 hours post-treatment before flying long haul. Dr. Hamilton treats many patients who work as flight attendants and lots of patients from overseas. If they are flying long haul, he advises them to wait one day.

The air pressure in an airplane cabin should not cause your Botox to move. Cabin pressures are generally the same as the air pressure on the ground. It is the air pressure outside the cabin that is different.

First Time Patients – Flying After Treatment 

There are usually no issues for our regular patients flying within 24 hours of having Anti-Wrinkle injections.

However, our Newbies are never injected for their very first time within 2 weeks of flying abroad.

Patients start noticing changes in their facial movements around 4-5 days after Botulinum Toxin treatment. These are completely new sensations for them to experience. And, it important to remember it takes two weeks for Botulinum Toxin to fully relax the target muscles and start smoothing out lines and wrinkles.

It is very rare for any complications to arise after Botox®  injections.

Should you experience complications, it is best to have your own aesthetic doctor close at hand rather than seek another abroad.

Dr. Mark would always advise that Newbies schedule their Botulinum Toxin treatment at least 2 weeks prior to jetting off.

Can I fly after Botox

Can I fly after Botox

Is It Safe to Fly After Dermal Filler® Injections?

It is always best to plan your treatments in advance and wait at least one week before flying short haul and two weeks before a long haul flight after having dermal filler injections. It takes about 5-7 days for dermal fillers to settle and to see optimum results. Some patients experience swelling and bruising immediately after treatment. You need to allow for any swelling or bruising to go down and reduce the chances of you experiencing complications that cannot be easily remedied abroad.

Dr. Hamilton would recommend that his patients wait at least one week post-treatment (especially in the case of lip Fillers) before taking a flight. Changes in cabin pressure can worsen any swelling or bruising. If you are prone to water retention after flying or have experienced swelling after previous treatment, it would be best advised to wait for 7-14 days after dermal filler injections, especially if you are travelling long haul.

Post-Treatment Complications and Flying

As with any aesthetic procedure, there is the possible risk of late-onset side effects and complications which might require assessment and treatment. Although serious complications rarely occur, Dr. Hamilton would recommend staying within the local vicinity for up to 2 weeks after treatment so that any problems should they arise could can be addressed safely and efficiently by him.

High Blood Pressure / Fluid Retention History

If you are prone to high blood pressure or have ever suffered from swelling and /or fluid retention during or after flights – we strongly advise not to have dermal fillers within 4 weeks of a long haul flight. Your health is more important than your wrinkles.


Can I fly after Dermal Fillers
Can I fly after Dermal Fillers

The best injectors can give a patient a bruise, red spot or temporary bumps with any of the cosmetic injectables.  Your pre-treatment and post-treatment actions can have a big effect on this. Here are a few pre and post treatment tips that can help you avoid any unnecessary bruising.

It is best to avoid planning any important work/ social events for 3-7 days after treatments.  If you bruise easily, you will need to allow for 2 weeks to fully heal.  Most bruises can be covered fairly well with make-up, but not all.

Before Treatment

Stop drinking alcohol 2 days prior to injections.

No garlic 2 days before injections.

Take Arnica tablets 2-4 days prior to morning of injections.  Don’t take if you have high blood pressure or heart problems.

Medications to discontinue 7 days before treatment.  Some of these may be needed for medical reasons so check with your doctor first.  The reason to stop these is that they make your blood less likely to clot which can cause bruising.  If you are on prescribed medication eg; Warfarin please stay on it. If you need pain medication, paracetamol is fine to use.


  • Aspirin and Ibuprofen for 2 days after treatment. (Paracetamol is fine.)
  • Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamins B-6 and B-12 and Vitamin E
  • Folic acid
  • St. John’s Wart
  • Omega 3 fatty acids
  • Green tea
  • Ginseng


If you have ever had a cold sore around the mouth or near the injection site be sure to talk to Dr. Hamilton before your treatment.


After Treatment :   Apply Arnica cream regularly for 3-4 days post injection. Some common injection-related reactions may occur, such as swelling, bruising, redness, tenderness and itching. The intensity and duration of these effects will depend on your individual healing characteristics, but can last for 1-2 weeks. If you have any swelling, apply a cold pack to the treatment area for 5-10 minutes every hour. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment. Sleep on slightly inclined or raised pillows for the first night. If having cheeks or your nose fillers, avoid placing heavy/ large lens glasses on the injection site to prevent endentation of the filler.

No excessive exercise except for walking for 24 hours after treatment. No inversions in yoga or hot yoga for 48 hours.  No excessive sun or heat until any initial swelling and redness have resolved.

Dermal fillers injections – You will appear swollen on the morning following treatment which can last up to 5 days. This is normal and can reduced by the application of ice (NOT directly onto the skin) for 10 minutes at 60 minute intervals.

Anti-wrinkle injections-Routinely there is no down-time.


Wrinkles give us character. But if you’re bothered by them, it’s nice to know you’ve got options. Wrinkle smoothing injections are one. When injected correctly, the results look naturally smooth and fresh. It is very important to have real expectations about these type of injections.

Dr. Hamilton advises his patients is to start treatments ONLY when their wrinkles begin to stick around. Using a good eye serum and Retinol based creams help prevent wrinkles forming. It is NORMAL and NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL to have fine lines when you smile or frown. These lines usually vanish when your face is relaxed. When these wrinkles are still visible while your face is at rest…that’s the time to THINK about having Anti- Wrinkle injections as a preventative treatment.

Some patients especially those with very fair and fine skin types, often want to start Botox in their mid-twenties. Patients with darker skin tones usually don’t need treatments until their mid to late 30’s. It is most unusual for someone to ask for Botox under the age of 25. Most aesthetics doctors are reluctant to start a patient on this type of cosmetic procedure at such a young age and will always ensure that they really understand the implications involved.

“According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, women in their 20s make up 30 % of Botox users. They start as a preventive measure which some doctors recommend stating that the earlier you start Botox, the better since it is best used as a preventative measure to avoid getting fine lines and wrinkles. It works by relaxing the muscle; once relaxed, it relaxes the overlying skin, so you don’t get wrinkles.”

Late 20s- You want to slow down wrinkles occurring in your early 30s. Prevention is always better than cure. Following a good skin care routine, along with a healthy lifestyle and diet, in addition to using strong sun protection will help slow down the aging process. Taking action with anti- aging injectables will prevent lines, wrinkles and loose skin from forming too soon and will help treatment results to last longer. It’s possible to benefit from preventative treatments as early as 25. Before that age it is unlikely you will have developed enough lines that need treating.

30s- Looking in the mirror – You’ve started to notice a few wrinkles—especially crow’s feet and brow lines—and you want to stop them from becoming deeper. Here is a good Self- Test to check if you might need to start Botox – If you find yourself constantly smoothing makeup that collects along a crease or line, you’re a suitable candidate for Anti Wrinkle Injections. Until a few years ago, most patients in this clinic typically started their treatments at age 40. That trend has changed. Now we see increasing numbers of patients in their early thirties starting anti wrinkle  injections as a preventative measure rather than a cure for their wrinkles

40s- You start to notice deeper lines around your eyes, particularly crow’s feet, forehead and frown lines. Anti wrinkle injections will certainly improve these lines. A lot of our patients at this age ask Dr. Hamilton for help with tightening of their lower face and jawline  One of his popular treatments for sagging jawline and neck lines is the ‘Nefertiti lift‘. This technique relaxes the muscles of the lower face which in turn provides a lift to the jawline and mouth. You may also experience some loss of fullness in your face. Dermal Filler injections will fill in the lines and add volume with immediate effect.

50s- Lines between your eyes and around your mouth become more pronounced as changes due to the menopause make your skin drier and more prone to wrinkles.Using a combination of Botox and Dermal Fillers at this stage will  give you a rejuvenated look. This is also a good time to have Skin Booster injections. Profhilo is perfect for skin laxity on the Face & Neck and is ideal if you feel slightly nervous about having dermal fillers.

60s – You want to look fresher and less tired rather than wanting to appear 20 years younger. Using a combination of Botox and Profhilo will boost your skin and help you look great for your age. Profhilo boosts, refreshes and re-models your skin. It gives a totally natural fresh softness to your skin and adds volume without looking like you have had work done.

There is no downtime with Anti Wrinkle injections .

Dermal Fillers might cause bruising – Downtime is 24-48 hours. This treatment should not be undertaken within 2 weeks of an important social occasion.

Anti Wrinkle Injection Prices start at £150 / €260. Prices are based on the units of toxin injected into each area. Patients are always delighted with the longevity they get from Dr. Hamilton’s treatments.

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PROFHILO Questions & Answers

A single course of Profhilo involves 2 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart.

You should see an intense hydration and a smoothness of crepey skin.

It makes the skin glow, fine lines can disappear and you’ll notice smoother, tighter skin.

Maintenance treatments can be repeated every six months as needed to maintain the results.


Anti Wrinkle injections are suitable for use mainly on the forehead  eyes and jawline.

Profhilo is recommended for the mid and lower face, as well as other delicate areas of skin such as the neck, décolletage, hands or knees.


Avoid excessive sunlight for 48 hours after Profhilo® .Wear a high SPF sunscreen. If you over expose your skin to the sun, this will only have a detrimental effect on your skin quality and hydration.


While Profhilo is not injected directly around the eye area, When injected lower down the face, Prohilo can dramatically smooth the eye area with less downtime than most under-eye laser treatments.

Profhilo for wrinkles

Lip Filler Questions

Dr. Hamilton advises, there will always be some swelling after your lip injections, especially on the next day after injections.

It is very common for the lips to look lumpy or over-corrected on the day after treatment. Occasionally the swelling may cause the lips to appear slightly uneven, despite the fact that the final result is symmetric.

Lips are very vascular and prone to swelling. Remember to avoid excessive contact & massaging of your lips. This will affect the settling of the product.  Be patient and wait for two weeks after the injection to allow the swelling to fully subside and for the product to settle into your lips.

Day 1 After Lip Filler Injections – Arnica Cream  is applied to prevent bruising


Day 2 After Lip filler with Juvederm Ultra

Dr. Hamilton would advise his patients to avoid strenuous workouts or activities for 24-48 hours following treatment. Taking it easy for a day or two following your treatment will better enable you to achieve the results you desire. You may be at risk of increasing your chance of swelling or bruising if you engage in vigorous activity immediately following your injections. Exercise increases your blood pressure. This leads to a higher risk of bruising or swelling


Normal Occurrences after Dermal Filler Injections

Slight bleeding, pain, bruising & swelling are a normal occurrence following the injections. If swelling is slow to resolve, medical treatment may be necessary. Visible needle marks at the injections site may remain visible especially in the case of lip fillers..

Herpes Simplex Virus infections around the mouth can occur following a Lip / Lip line filler treatment. This also applies to patients with no known history of Herpes simplex virus infections.

Skin Redness: redness of the skin often occurs after injections & it can be visible for a few days after the procedure.

Under / Over Correction: The injection of HA fillers may not achieve the desired result as the amount of correction obtained may be inadequate or excessive. It might not be possible to control the process of injection of tissue fillers due to factors peculiar to each patient . If under correction occurs, you could be advised to consider additional injections of tissue filler materials.

Asymmetry: The human face is normally asymmetrical in its appearance and anatomy. It may not be possible to achieve or maintain exact symmetry with dermal filler injections. There can be a variation from one side to the other in terms of the response to the filler injection. Addressing this may require additional dermal injections and or a combination of Anti Wrinkle injections.

Rare Occurrences after Dermal Filler Injections

Skin Lumpiness: Lumpiness can occur following the injection of fillers. This tends to smooth out over time. In some situations, it may be possible to see & feel the injected tissue filler material for long periods of time.

Granulomas: Painful masses in the skin and deeper tissues after a filler injection are extremely rare. Should these occur, additional treatments including surgery may be necessary.

Migration of Filler: The filler may migrate from its original injection site and produce visible fullness in adjacent tissue or other unintended effects. This rarely happens but can occur in the case of Lip Fillers when the HA filler has reached the end of it lifespan and has been broken down in the skin.

Skin Necrosis: It is very unusual to experience death of skin and deeper soft tissues after injections.

Deep Tissue injury: Deeper structures such as nerves and blood vessels could be damaged during the course of injection. Injury to deeper structures may be temporary or permanent.

Best to wait 24 hours before you apply lipstick or lip gloss directly to freshly filled lips. To avoid any possible infection use a new unused Lip Balm stick when coating the lips. Never share one with anyone else. Vaseline applied with a clean cotton bud is an ideal way to keep your lips moist. A treatment will leave your lips feeling slightly tender, so it is recommended that you leave it a day before applying make-up to the treatment area.

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