Aftercare Guide: Eye Rejuvenation

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone an eye rejuvenation treatment, you’ll want to ensure that it looks great for as long as possible.

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, we believe that patient education is one of the most important parts of your treatment journey. While the procedure may be minor and non-surgical, it is vital that you know how to make the most of your treatment by carefully adhering to the aftercare instructions for your eye rejuvenation.

    Following the eye rejuvenation aftercare is an effective way to achieve and maintain a great and long-lasting result.


    What should I avoid after an eye rejuvenation treatment?

    Until the day after your eye rejuvenation, you should avoid:

    • Applying makeup to the injected areas
    • Lying down with pressure on the treated areas

    For the first 24 hours after an eye rejuvenation, you should avoid:

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking

    For the first 7 days after your treatment, you should avoid:

    • Applying firm pressure to the injected areas


    How to reduce swelling after an eye rejuvenation treatment

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your eye rejuvenation treatment:

    • Avoid hot environments until the swelling has resolved. This includes hot showers, saunas and sitting out in the sun.
    • You can take an antihistamine on the day of your treatment, as long as you are medically suitable.
    • Avoid touching, scratching or picking at the skin of the treated areas.
    • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack intermittently (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) for the first 4 hours after your treatment.


    How to reduce bruising after an eye rejuvenation with fillers

    If you are worried about bruising from your eye rejuvenation, consider following these steps:

    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours
    • Avoid intense exercise for the first day
    • Gently apply a wrapped cold pack intermittently for the first few hours after your eye rejuvenation (be careful not to apply any pressure).

    If you have bruising after your eye rejuvenation treatment, you can cover it with makeup the day after your treatment.


    What to expect in the first few months after an eye rejuvenation

    You can look forward to enjoying an immediate improvement in the appearance of your eyes.

    In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling and tenderness. The final result should be visible 1-2 weeks after your procedure when the swelling fully subsides and the treatment fully settles.

    If it is your first treatment, or all of the filler from your previous treatment has worn off before you come back for another session, there is a small chance that you will notice a slight drop in the visible result over the first few months where fillers have been used. In such cases, a second treatment can be performed to achieve an even better and more stable result.

    You can expect your eye rejuvenation to look great for 12-24 months on average (although crow’s feet and brow anti-wrinkle injections will need maintenance every 3 months). Your body will gradually break down the injected dermal filler, meaning the result will slowly wear off over time.

    Most patients revisit their eye rejuvenation every 12-24 months to maintain their result.


    Are there any side effects with an eye rejuvenation?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

    When performed with skill, caution and care, an eye rejuvenation treatment is categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper eye rejuvenation aftercare.

    While it is unlikely, some eye rejuvenation treatment side effects that you may experience include:

    • Skin redness that will gradually improve in the first few days.
    • Bruising which has about a 5-10% risk and can be covered with makeup.
    • Mild swelling that may make the treated area appear slightly over-corrected for the first 1-3 days.

    If you ever notice any rashes or skin discolouration after eye rejuvenation fillers, it is important that you get in touch with us for an assessment. You can send a photo of your concerns using our contact form.


    Why is eye rejuvenation aftercare important?

    No matter if it’s your first eye rejuvenation treatment or your tenth, following the eye rejuvenation aftercare is very important.

    Following these aftercare instructions for your eye rejuvenation is the best way to care for your new look, reduce the chance of side effects and prolong your result.

    While these aftercare steps may seem minor and trivial, not following them may compromise your result.

    We want you to achieve the best result possible and love your new look, so please, take care.


    Eye rejuvenation treatment with cosmetic injectables

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, eye rejuvenation treatment is one of our most popular treatments, and a favourite among our clinical team.

    It is a great option to look naturally refreshed and rested, and turn back the clock on common signs of ageing around the eyes.

    Eye rejuvenation treatment involves a combination of treatment applications using dermal filler including cheek fillers, temple and forehead fillers and brow fillers, along with crow’s feet and brow anti-wrinkle injections. The specific combination will depend on your unique anatomy and treatment goals.

    Check out our comprehensive eye rejuvenation treatment page for more information on this procedure.

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