Facial Fillers: Dos and Don’ts

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Facial Fillers: Dos and Don’ts

More than ever, people are finding their way towards dermal fillers and so, it has become increasingly important to share further information on the procedure and what to expect. Cosmetic injections are not the same as haircuts and should not be approached with a casual attitude. Yes! They are a fantastic non-surgical option for reducing frown lines and restoring volume but, they should still be done by a medical professional in a medical setting. We have compiled our top Dos and Don'ts when it comes to fillers, in an effort to help our patients gain a little insight and inspire confidence next time you are considering to fill or not to fill.


• See a professional for your fillers. Fillers are generally very safe when injected by a board-certified doctor full of knowledge and experience, like Dr. Richard Jin.

• Know how the treatment you are seeking works and what your options are. We are happy to answer all of your questions and assist you in understanding which filler option is right for you.

• Expect a slight amount of discomfort. Dermal fillers are injectables, so a mild discomfort during the procedure is normal. We will make every effort to make you as comfortable during and after your procedure as possible.

• Avoid high temperatures and strenuous exercise for two days post-treatment- this will help with swelling and bruising.

• Do follow aftercare instructions which include icing the area in short intervals of no longer than 10 minutes at a time and sticking to Tylenol.


• Don’t drink alcohol for at least a day before your appointment. As relaxing as alcohol can be, it also acts as a short-term blood thinner and will alter your reaction and healing time.

• Don’t take any aspirin or other NSAIDs leading up to your treatment. They may result in excessive swelling, bruising, or markings at the injection site, as well as longer healing times. Stick to Tylenol as it is not an anti-inflammatory.

• Don’t schedule any important events. Recovery time is fast but, it is wise to give yourself at least two weeks after your treatment. Most fillers take some time to settle – minimal swelling and bruising may be experienced.

• Don’t hit the gym right away as strenuous physical activity can increase discomfort and risk of bruising. Avoid exercising 24-48 hours after your treatment.