Aftercare Instructions at Skinsational Cosmetic Nursing in Wangaratta


Remember, it takes a full 2 weeks to see your results of anti wrinkle injections and 2-4 weeks for dermal fillers.


You may begin to notice the effects of your treatment within 3-5 days.

  • Avoid alcohol and exercise for 24 hours after treatment. 

  • Do not touch or rub the area for a few hours after treatment.

  • Avoid facials, massaging the area and acupuncture to the area for 1 week after treatment.


  • You may experience a headache, paracetamol may be taken if required.

  • Tenderness and bruising may appear at injection sites.


  • The results of dermal fillers are best with regular and continued treatments over time.

  • The first 24-48 hours you will experience redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated areas.

  • Avoid touching, applying pressure and massaging the treated area. 

  • Gently apply a cool compress or wrapped ice pack to the treated area for approx. 15 minutes every few hours as needed to reduce pain, swelling and bruising up to a few days after treatment.

  • Do not consume alcohol, hot drinks or do any exercise for 24 hours.

  • If you get any bruising, apply ice and arnica cream.

  • Do not smoke, as smoking can accelerate the breakdown of the product.

  • If you experience any prolonged pain in the area injected or change in skin colour or mottling bruise appearance, please contact me immediately for advice.


  • After your treatment, you should expect swelling and redness. You may also experience bruising, pain, numbness, and induration (firmness). This will normally last less than 5 days, and for some patients may last up to 14 days. You may have swelling of the area for up to a month. Swelling is a good sign that the treatment is working.

  • Ice and Paracetamol can be used for swelling and discomfort. Do not place ice directly onto the skin.

  • Avoid strenuous activity for 3 days after your treatment.

  • Sleeping with your head elevated for the 3nights after your treatment can help minimize swelling.

  • Do not scratch, pick at, massage or manipulate the treatment area.

  • You may apply your normal skin care regimen to the area, including cleanser, moisturizer, sunscreen etc.


  • Please do not apply oil-based moisturiser or makeup for the next 24 hours. When applying makeup over the next five days, do so gently in the treated area

  • Ice may be applied to soothe area of treatment

  • Bruising and swelling is to be expected and will resolve in a few days

  • Please sleep on your back and elevate your head for the first three nights

  • Please do not have any facials or face massages for three weeks

  • There may be mild tenderness in the treated area for approximately one week

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or contact sports for three weeks

  • No dental surgery for four weeks

  • Avoid saunas or heat treatments (Laser, IPL) in the treated area for three weeks

  • Remember, results can be expected in 8–12 weeks



  • There may be moderate redness, warmth and swelling that can last 1-3 days. Apply cool face cloth if required.

  • There may be bruising which can last 1-5 days. If bruising occurs, avoid medications such as Aspirin, nurofen, vitamin E or fish oils which may exacerbate bruising, for 24 hours.

  • Your skin will be more sensitive to the sun so avoid sun exposure and solarium treatments for at least 2 weeks after treatment.

  • Do not apply foundation for 24 hours as slight weeping may occur.


  • Redness will settle and may be replaced by dry, tight skin. This will shed over the next week to reveal a fresh skin. You MUST NOT pick, scratch or use any exfoliant as this may damage the new skin and introduce bacteria, leading to skin infections.

  • Avoid any skincare that contains AHA, Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid or Retinoic Acid for 3-5 days. Use a bland cleanser and moisturiser morning and night, along with applying 30+ or 50+ sunscreen daily.

  • It is important to maintain a good skincare routine with frequent hydration/moisturisation.


  • Your recovery time will be influenced by the type of Peel you have received and your skin's individual response.

  • Avoid exercise and getting face wet for the next 24 hours.

  • For the next 5 - 10 days: NO EXFOLIATING PRODUCTS, only use products recommended to you by Skinsational Cosmetic Nursing, no anti wrinkle injections or sun exposure.

  • For the next 2 weeks: No Facial waxing, IPL, LASER, dermal fillers, microdermabrasion or epidermal levelling.


  • Increase your water intake.

  • Wear SPF and reapply as recommended, follow full sunsmart guidelines.

  • Do not use face washers or cloths on the skin, apply cleanser with clean hands.