Hyaluronic Acid Injection Aftercare

Dr. Luis Carlos Posada

Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body that helps keep skin and joints lubricated and hydrated. It is commonly used in non-surgical treatments such as dermal fillers, anti-aging products, and facial creams to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, as well as improve skin hydration.

If you're considering getting hyaluronic acid injections, you may be wondering about the recovery process.

Well, the good news is that recovery time is relatively short with little downtime required.

Immediately after the injections, you may experience some minor swelling or redness at the injection site. But don't worry, these effects should disappear within a few hours. You may also feel a slight tingling or burning sensation for a brief period of time, which shouldn't last longer than one or two days.

To ensure proper healing, it's important to avoid touching or applying pressure to the injection site for at least 12 hours after treatment. You should also avoid applying makeup to the area until it has fully healed to avoid infections and irritations.

Additionally, it's important to avoid exposure to extreme temperatures such as saunas or hot tubs, as this could interfere with healing and cause irritation at the injection site due to increased circulation in those areas. It's best to avoid any activities that may exert pressure on your face for at least 48 hours after receiving hyaluronic acid injections, such as strenuous exercise or massage therapy treatments.

If you experience any unusual side effects after a hyaluronic acid treatment, seek medical attention from a healthcare professional and consult with your trusted surgeon. Generally, hyaluronic acid treatments are considered safe and most people experience minimal downtime with minimal side effects when administered correctly by a certified medical professional.

With proper care during recovery, you can enjoy better skin hydration and elasticity for months to come!

Dr. Luis Carlos Posada