What Are the Dos and Don’ts After You Get Nose Fillers
At some point, we’ve all considered nose fillers in Singapore. Cosmetic injectables are all the rage right now, with nose fillers amongst some of the most popular ones. And it’s all for good reason! Nose fillers give your nose a better lift and contour without having to go under the knife. These are also kinder to your bank account since they don’t come with the hefty price tag of a nose job!
However, like any cosmetic procedure, nose fillers also require a certain amount of TLC. There is some after-care involved and a few things to keep in mind to ensure your nose fillers last longer. Without further ado, here are the dos and don’ts to follow after getting nose fillers!
Avoid touching your nose after your nose filler procedure..
We get it – it’s really tempting to touch your nose after your treatment. But you must fight that urge and keep your hands off your face after getting your nose fillers.
Believe it or not, your hands harbour millions of bacteria, which may cause infections and irritations – the last thing you want touching your already sensitive nose, post-procedure. Touching it may also deform your fillers. After all, they’re still fragile and malleable for the first few hours.
Don’t do intense workouts – especially cardio.
Working out, especially doing cardio, is excellent for burning fat. But if you have a nose filler booked for the day, make sure it’s your rest day at the gym. This is because intense workouts temporarily raise your blood pressure, which can cause bruising or swelling in the injection site. You must rest a full day after getting the procedure before exercising. This also goes for any physical activity that may increase your heart rate and blood pressure. TL;DR: no heavy physical activity on your nose filler day!
Don’t apply makeup immediately.
Cosmetic injectables leave tiny prick marks on your skin, especially around the injection site. These will then serve as an open gate where bacteria may come in as they please. Makeup also tends to attract bacteria into your skin, causing irritation or infection. Don’t worry though, you can apply makeup again after a few hours once these tiny marks heal. These punctures will heal and close on their own, so you can go back to your everyday makeup routine, pretty quickly.
Avoid using facial massage tools.
Who could resist the soothing feeling of a cold jade roller or gua sha on your face? Add a hydrating serum to the mix, and you’ve reached the pinnacle of self-care and relaxation! But if you’ve just had nose fillers, it’s best to lay them off for a while. These facial tools can increase blood flow to the skin. While they’re a great way to reduce puffiness in the morning, they’re not a good mix with nose fillers. These tools may cause swelling, bruising, and even migration, a.k.a. when your fillers spread to other parts of your face.
If you want to massage your face after the procedure, ask your doctor first.
Don’t lie down for the first four hours after your nose fillers!
Avoid lying down for the first four hours after the procedure. This will prevent accidental migration, bruising, and swelling in the injected area. Also avoid sleeping on your side, especially on the first night after the procedure. This will allow the fillers to settle properly into your skin, so they’ll last longer and look much better.
Do not wear eyeglasses.
Eyeglasses put weight and pressure on your nose, which may cause damage and indentations on your nose fillers. It’s best to avoid wearing them for at least 12 hours post-treatment because the injectables are still malleable.
If you’re an avid eyeglass wearer, consider opting for contacts until your fillers set in. It’ll also be better to ask your doctor for other alternatives, especially if you require eyeglasses.
Don’t drink alcohol after nose fillers.
Alcohol is a known vasodilator as it widens your blood vessels. It’s also a blood thinner, which can cause swelling and bruising to your already sensitive face. Some people also feel dizzy or nauseous after getting nose fillers, and alcohol may worsen these symptoms. So, while fillers come with minimal downtime, it’s best to pass off on social gatherings that involve clinking glasses. Allow your nose fillers to fully set in for at least 24 hours before drinking anything with alcohol.
Avoid intense heat.
If you’ve just gotten nose fillers, avoid sunbathing or going to scorching hot places like the sauna. High temperatures cause the fillers to break down faster and become less effective. This can also increase your risk of bruising and swelling, as is the case for intense workouts and facial massages. You should avoid intense heat exposure for 12 to 24 hours after getting nose fillers. This will give your fillers ample time to get absorbed by your skin.
Avoid taking anti-inflammatory drugs after nose fillers.
Anti-inflammatory drugs, like aspirin, Ibuprofen, and high doses of vitamin E, are a big no post-procedure. These medications increase blood flow and cause blood thinning, which may lead to swelling and bruising. It’s best to avoid taking them for at least five days after the procedure. You can also ask your doctor for a list of other medications to avoid after getting nose fillers.
About the Author – Dr Michelle Lim
Dr Michelle Lim obtained her medical degree at the University of Queensland in Australia in 2009. After this, she completed her Ophthalmology apprenticeship at the Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital in Melbourne where she also undertook her postgraduate clinical research fellowship in retinal vascular disease. Dr Lim trained intensively as an eye surgeon at the Singapore National Eye Centre and has a special interest in microsurgery and general ophthalmic procedures including cataract, refractive, glaucoma, cornea, retina, neuro-ophthalmology and oculoplastic.
With this specialized background in Ophthalmology, Dr Lim brings attention to detail and key surgical finesse to aesthetic procedures: from rejuvenating lasers to anti-wrinkle injections to peri-orbital fillers. Her sense of aesthetics also extends to other parts of the face and body as she has a keen eye for detail and an appreciation for the artistry of facial aesthetics.