What Should You Avoid After Getting Restylane?

Restylane has become one the most popular dermal fillers available for cosmetic use because of its ability to naturally and safely improve the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and facial folds resulting from volume loss while enhancing certain facial features. If you live in the Baltimore, MD, area and want to address aging or perfect your appearance, we offer this collection of fillers at Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD, and can design a treatment plan that’s right for you.

What Should You Avoid After Getting Restylane?

One of the reasons that so many patients love dermal fillers is that the treatment process doesn’t require social downtime. However, there are some things you must avoid immediately following your treatment to allow the filler to settle and integrate with your skin for optimal results. Following the aftercare directives and avoiding certain activities and environments will ensure you achieve the best possible results post-treatment.


Heat exposure after a dermal filler appointment can negatively impact the results, which is why you should avoid anything that elevates your body temperature for at least 24 hours post-treatment. This includes laying out in the sun, using a tanning bed, sauna, hot tub, steam room, and even taking a long, hot shower or bath. Within a few days of your treatment, you can resume all these activities.

Sun Exposure

Excess sun exposure does not promote skin health, and it’s important to take measures to protect your skin from the sun on a normal day, but it becomes even more important after a dermal filler appointment.

The UV rays in sunlight can negatively affect dermal fillers, specifically during the healing process, which is why you avoid the sun as much as possible immediately following your treatment. Utilize protective clothing, hats, visors, and sunglasses to minimize sun exposure as much as possible.

Strenuous Exercise

If you plan on working out on the day of your dermal filler injection, do so before your scheduled appointment. After your dermal filler appointment, you must avoid strenuous exercise that significantly increases your heart rate for at least 24 hours to avoid interfering with your results.

Blood-Thinning Supplements and Medications

Before your filler appointment, you will need to avoid over-the-counter anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications and supplements for a few days, and you’ll continue to avoid them in the days following your treatment.

These supplements and medications include but are not limited to ibuprofen, fish oil, ginseng, Ginkgo, garlic, and vitamin E. You won’t have to discontinue these supplements and medications forever, just for a few days, to avoid their blood-thinning effects.


You’ll also need to avoid alcohol consumption on the day of your treatment and, for best results, for at least 24 hours after your treatment. Like blood-thinning supplements and medications, alcohol thins the blood, which can negatively affect your treatment and results, increasing the risk of bruising. Alcohol also dehydrates the skin, and adequate skin hydration is important when undergoing any professional skin care treatment.

Facial Massage

After your appointment, avoid scheduling any facial massage treatments. During the injection process, your injector will administer the exact amount of Restylane into your treatment area. A facial massage appointment after your treatment could cause the filler to migrate into different areas of the face since it takes time to settle in and integrate with the skin.

Sleeping Facedown

You’ll also need to avoid putting pressure on the injection site after your treatment, which is why you should avoid any sleeping position that puts pressure on your face to avoid product migration. Sleeping on your back temporarily is one of the simplest ways to avoid interfering with your results and will ensure the best possible outcome.

Professional Skincare Treatments

It’s important that your refrain from scheduling any Baltimore, MD, area skincare treatments immediately following your injection appointment, as the techniques and methods could interrupt your results. We can give you guidelines regarding when to resume certain treatments after your injections and even recommend the best options to help you address specific skin concerns.

Is Restylane Right for Me?

If you live in the Baltimore, MD, area and are interested in learning more about the Restylane collection of fillers and whether you’re a good treatment candidate, we can help. At your consultation, we’ll ask you some questions about your health history to determine if one of the Restylane fillers is right for you and confirm that you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in the product.

Then, we can give you more details about how the fillers work, discuss your areas of concern, and confirm your treatment eligibility. Pregnant and nursing women don’t qualify for treatment, nor do those with active skin infections in the planned treatment area.

Schedule Your Baltimore, MD Dermal Filler Appointment Today

Don’t wait any longer to experience all the benefits of the right dermal filler treatment plan designed for your specific aesthetic needs and concerns. We can choose the right filler or combination of fillers to naturally enhance your appearance, minimize the signs of aging, and help you feel more confident. Contact us today at Eternal Dermatology in Fulton, MD, to schedule your initial consultation.

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