Side Effects and Recovery
The most common side effects are temporary bruising, swelling, redness, tenderness, or nodules. Patients may experience mild swelling after the procedure that can last up to 1-2 weeks. We instruct patients to limit strenuous physical activity that involves their hands for the first 24-48 hours after the procedure. Occasionally, bruising may occur at the injection sites. Avoiding certain medications and supplements, such as baby aspirin and fish oil, can minimize bruising.
Results are immediate and can last up to 1 year, or even longer in some patients. The duration of filler correction depends on the area treated, the injection technique, and the rate that the patient’s tissues break down the filler.