After a filler treatment that doesn’t look right, when is it a good time to go back for a correction??
A filler treatment can be a bit variable from doctor to doctor but it has to do, in my opinion, with the length of time it takes for the filler and botox/dysport to stop fluctuating. All these products can have a small amount of movement to them for the first 7-10 days. Here’s why.
Onset time varies per filler treatment
Botox/Dysport have different times to onset the full effect.
Dysport takes effect a little faster – usually 3-5 days. Botox a little more slowly at 5-8 days. I still hear doctors and patients debating which one lasts longer. Most of the science supports that they are approximately the same in terms of how long they last.
The hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Restylane etc., are gels and they have differing amounts of stiffness (G prime) to them depending on the molecular weight of the tiny particles and the cross-linking of those molecules. And they absorb a little water (hydration) from your surrounding tissue once they are placed. Your facial muscles as they move, mold the gel a tiny bit in a nice, natural way to YOUR facial contours.
Wait about 7-10 days for all these products to “mature” and then call your doctor if you look lopsided or there are bumps. BUT ….IF YOU HAVE A PAINFUL, VERY LARGE OR ODD LOOKING BRUISE OR DISCOLORATION, CALL YOUR DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY.
Hope this helps, Dr. I