Macaione & Papa

Post-Treatment Filler Injection Instructions

Immediately after treatment, the most common side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site.  These effects typically resolve within two to three days. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling.  If these side effects continue beyond two or three days, or if other reactions occur, please contact us 856-627-4700.

Avoid touching the treated area for six hours following treatment. Then, the area can be gently washed with soap and water.

Until the initial redness and swelling have resolved, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sun lamp or sun bathing).

If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to a recurrence. Speak to your physician about medications that can minimize this chance.

Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St John Wort, and high doses of vitamin E supplements for one week before and after treatment, after checking with the prescribing physician.  These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Avoid exercise and alcohol for six hours after treatment.  Please consult with your physician about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.  The average effect lasts between 6-12 months.