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Patient information — Upper eyelid contouring



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Before the procedure


  • Stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen or any drugs that can increase bruising at least a week before the procedure, so long as it is medically safe to do so — ask your doctor if you aren't sure.
  • Take two paracetamol tablets a few hours before the procedure, providing it is medically safe for you to do so — again, ask your doctor if you have any doubts.
  • Don't drink alcohol on the day of the procedure, both before and after treatment — it can also exacerbate bruising.


After the treatment


  • If you bruise easily, you may want to use a cold compress or ice pack after the treatment.
  • You will develop some bruising and swelling — this is quite normal and usually disappears within five days.
  • Use concealer and/or sunglasses if you want to hide the bruising.
  • If you are embarrassed by the bruising, use concealer or sunglasses.
  • A small number of patients may need more HA filler injected some weeks later to get the effect they want.
  • Do not exercise or drink alcohol for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Avoid bending down for six hours after the procedure.
  • Do not put direct pressure on your eyelids for 72 hours after the procedure, to allow the HA gel to stabilise.
  • The effects of HA gel last for between four and 12 months, which means that the procedure must be repeated if you do not want the sunken-eyed look to return.

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