Aftercare Guide: Masculinisation Injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone masculinisation 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 masculinisation injections.

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


    What should I avoid after masculinisation injections with dermal fillers?

    Until the day after your masculinisation 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 masculinisation 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 masculinisation injections

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your masculinisation 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 masculinisation.
    • 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 masculinisation injections

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

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


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

    You can look forward to enjoying an immediate improvement in your appearance after your masculinisation injections.

    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 masculinisation injections every 12-24 months on average to maintain their result.


    Are there any side effects with masculinisation injections?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

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

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

    If you ever notice any rashes or skin discolouration after masculinisation 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 masculinisation injection aftercare important?

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

    Following these aftercare instructions for masculinisation 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.


    Masculinisation injections with dermal fillers

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, masculinisation 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 you have a weak, poorly defined or unstructured face then this may be just what 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 masculinise the face are dermal fillers to the cheeks, chin and jawline.

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

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