Tenderness, bruising, redness or swelling may be experienced sequel to receiving a dermal filler injection. You should not scratch or massage the injection site no matter the discomfort you may experience. Your physician should provide ice to ease the pain and swelling and a topical cream may also be added. An over-the counter drug such as paracetamol may be given to manage the pain. You should avoid any activity that might exert a strain on the injection site. Furthermore, you should also avoid exposure of the area to intense heat which may arise from tanning, sauna, hot tubs etc.
If any of the side effects remain persistent even after about three weeks post treatment, you should contact your healthcare provider.