Aftercare Guide: Feminisation Injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone feminisation injections with dermal fillers, you’ll want to ensure that your result 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 feminisation injections.

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


    What should I avoid after feminisation injections with dermal filler?

    Until the day after your feminisation filler injections, you should avoid:

    • Applying makeup to your face
    • Lying down with pressure on your face (try to sleep on your back)

    For the first 24 hours after feminisation injections, you should avoid:

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking

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

    • Applying firm pressure to your face


    How to reduce swelling after feminisation injections

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your feminisation filler injections:

    • 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 your feminisation.
    • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack intermittently (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) for the first 4 hours after your dermal filler injections.


    How to reduce bruising after feminisation injections

    If you are worried about bruising from your feminisation injections, 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 feminisation injections (be careful not to apply any pressure).

    If you have bruising after your feminisation filler injections, you can cover it with makeup the day after your injections.


    What to expect in the first few months after feminisation injections with dermal filler

    You can look forward to enjoying an immediate improvement in your appearance after your feminisation injections. If you’ve had facial slimming injections, you’ll need to wait 6 weeks to see the final result.

    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 dermal filler 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. In such cases, a second treatment can be performed to achieve an even better and more stable result.

    You can expect your result to look great for 12-24 months on average. Your body will gradually break down the injected dermal filler, meaning the result will slowly wear off over time.

    Most patients revisit feminisation injections every 12-24 months on average to maintain their result. Facial slimming injections to the masseter muscles will need maintenance every 6-9 months.


    Are there any side effects with feminisation injections?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

    When performed with skill, caution and care, feminisation injections are categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper feminisation injection aftercare.

    While it is unlikely, some feminisation injections 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 your feminisation appear slightly over-corrected for the first 1-3 days.

    Facial slimming injections also have a rare risk of temporary smile weakness and muscle bulging.

    If you ever notice any rashes or skin discolouration after feminisation injections, 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 feminisation injection aftercare important?

    No matter if it’s your first feminisation injections or your tenth, following the feminisation injections aftercare is very important.

    Following these aftercare instructions for feminisation filler injections 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.


    Feminisation injections with dermal filler

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, feminisation injections with dermal filler is one of our most popular treatments, and a favourite among our clinical team.

    It is a great option to sculpt your ideal face. If your face seems overly masculine, or lacks soft feminine curves then this may just be the treatment you need. The specific areas of the face that will be treated depend on your unique anatomy and your treatment goals.

    The most common combination of treatments used to feminise the face are dermal fillers to the cheeks, chin and nose, and facial slimming injections to slim bulky masseter muscles along the jawline.

    Check out our comprehensive feminisation injections page for more information on this treatment.

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