These days, more men and women than ever before are turning to dermal fillers to give them a rejuvenated look instantly. As products and procedure become more refined, results are becoming more impressive and longer lasting. The process itself really couldn’t be easier, but patients want to know if there is recovery time needed or if they can simply return to work.
The good news is that just as soon as the injections are complete, the patient is discharged and can leave the clinic. As for the bad news, there’s really no excuse for taking more than an hour or two off work, as there’s no real recovery process to worry about.
What’s likely to be experienced after the session is a certain amount of swelling and redness around the area of each injection. This is generally minimal and may be accompanied by mild discomfort, but will be anything but incapacitating. There may also be a little residual bruising that will disappear in a day or two.
While the natural healing process goes on, the only real advice is to keep the area meticulously clean and to avoid blood-thinning pain killers like ibuprofen. It’s also advisable to avoid touching the area as much as possible, as the odds are your fingers won’t be sterile.
In a week or two any pain, swelling, redness, or bruising will be gone and you’ll be left with the long-lasting, youth-restoring effects of today’s best dermal fillers.