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What to discuss before your treatment
- An important step in your preparation is finding a trained and qualified physician you can trust, who will be able to guide you through your treatment, and advise you as to whether Aquamid® is the right aesthetic treatment for you. You might ask to see his or her results with Aquamid in the form of before and after pictures.
- During consultation you must provide all relevant medical information. Inform your physician if you have suffered from cold sores (herpes labialis) around the mouth in the past. If you have an active outbreak, your treatment will need to be postponed. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, you should not be treated.
- Aquamid® must not be injected if you have already had permanent fillers injected in the same area. If you have had absorbable filler injected in the same area, you must wait until it has completely disappeared. Consult the website of the filler to find out how long it lasts.
- Ask your physician about what you should avoid after the treatment – your physician will be able to provide a comprehensive list for you. E.g. you must avoid touching the treated area for at least six hours, and can not apply cosmetics or the like on the treated area for 24 hours.
- Do not swim or indulge in strenuous exercise for three days and do not perform cosmetic or physical procedures e.g. skin abrasion or peeling on the area for six months after the treatment. You must avoid extreme heat, extreme cold, sauna, solarium and prolonged direct sunlight for four weeks. Do not use aspirin or similar pharmaceuticals before or shortly after the treatment. These increase the risk of bleeding and a consequent bruising of the injected area. If you have had lip treatment, do not kiss for the first 24 hours.
- Aquamid® is non-toxic and non-allergenic. Nevertheless, as with any other filler you may experience redness and swelling around the injection site. This is the body’s normal, temporary response and will subside within a few hours, or a couple of days at the most. In rare cases, local infections occur, which require antibiotic treatment. If you sense any soreness, swelling, warmth, burning or a tingling sensation at the injection site, which lasts longer than a few days after treatment, this could indicate infection and you must consult your injecting physician.