The First Two Weeks (Or So): What To Do After You Get Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers make it easy to rejuvenate your face, but you have to take care of yourself after the procedure. You won't have to really put your life on hold, but you will need to make a few changes for at least a few days, if not a couple of weeks.

Change Your Sleeping Position

For a few days after the procedure, sleep on your back. If you sleep on your side or stomach, you'll have to deal with the possibility of gravity – and your face being smushed against your pillow – affecting the fillers. Gravity can pull new fillers out of place, so sleeping on your back for a few days will help you avoid that problem. Ask your doctor about how long you'll have to do that. And, if you sleep on your stomach with your face turned to the side, you could put too much pressure on fillers on that side of your face.

Live Almost Normally

You aren't going to be bedridden after a dermal filler procedure, and you can go back to work and to your normal routine the next day, for the most part. Limit strenuous exercise (so you can forget your boulder-scrambling trip the weekend after the procedure), but you can still walk, bike (at a reasonable pace), go to work, and do most of your normal daily activities.

Limit Your Skincare Routine for a Few Days

For anywhere from a day to a few days after the procedure (your doctor will tell you how long you have to do this), limit your skincare routine. Look at it as a vacation for your skin from everything you put on it; you can wash your face with mild soap or face wash, of course, but avoid exfoliators, serums, and other items that affect your skin. You need time for the fillers to start working unimpeded.

Have Access to Air Conditioning

This is not such a concern if you're having the procedure done in cooler seasons or if you live somewhere where summer temperatures are moderate and don't have a lot of humidity accompanying them. However, if you live in a very warm climate or are having the procedure done in summer or when a heat wave is hitting, make sure you have access to air conditioning. Sweating excessively and exposing your skin to high temperatures in the days after the filler procedure can wreak havoc with the fillers. The sweat means you're dehydrating, and the heat can make the fillers deteriorate more quickly.

When you have dermal fillers added, with or without other facelift procedures, you need to take care of the fillers as they settle. That gives you the best chance of having long-lasting fillers that stay in good shape. For more information on dermal fillers, contact a company like Capitis Medical and Aesthetics.