What happens after this treatment?
Most patients can experience post-treatment swelling and some bruising from the needle sites. The carrier gel used is often thicker than wrinkle fillers and may cause more swelling for patients who are used to standard wrinkle filler treatments.
The stimulation of collagen can also produce mild itching in the treated areas, but this will ease with time. The products won’t be noticeable under the skin surface, however, depending on the area injected, tiny bumps may appear under the skin if it’s pulled taught. Correct massaging of the area at the time of treatment can prevent this from occurring.
Generally, the products are quite pliable and will mimic the movement of the surrounding tissue and will not be noticed by you or anyone else.
Over the next 4-6 weeks, the product will stimulate collagen factories in your skin to start filling itself. Usually, you’ll require a second top-up treatment after the initial stimulation has settled down.
Each patient responds differently depending on his or her collagen production and it’s recommended you build on the first treatment, rather than start with a larger amount. In some instances, depending on your age, the depth of the treatment area and muscle movement in the area, there may be a need for further treatments.
Once the desired volume has been achieved, results may last for up to 24 months. Future treatments are required once your body naturally processes your collagen stores.