What’s happening before, during and after the injection

What’s happening before, during and after the injection

Before your treatment starts, your practitioner should be taking a detailed history from you and should be planning the treatment according to what has been discussed and agreed.

In reality, it only takes a few seconds to inject product into the skin but planning the treatment and assessing your face accurately takes much longer. Ask about where the doctor will put the product and make sure you are looking in the mirror when the doctor explains this.  

Needles in the skin can be uncomfortable, but most modern HA fillers contain la small amount of local anesthetic, so the injections numb as they go. The practitioner needs to make sure that the skin is clean, and they have a sterile or clean environment within which to work. Ideally it is quite important these sorts of procedures are done in the clinic and not in a mobile setting, where the surroundings are clean and controlled.

After the injections, there may well be a little bit of swelling and bruising. This is not uncommon because needles are being injected into the face. You should be given detailed aftercare instructions to minimize any side effects. This should include keeping the area clean and wearing sun protection to prolong the effects of your treatment.

The sun damages your skin and speeds up the ageing process, hyaluronic acid fillers protect your skin and slow down the ageing process. Wearing SPF 50+ protects your skin and the filler, so your skin will have more protection from the UV and better support from the filler. Together your skin stays healthier for longer. 

Dr. Tahera Bhojani-Lynch

Oculoplastic Surgeon


Dr. Bhojani-Lynch is an internationally acclaimed Oculoplastic Surgeon. With over 25 years of experience, she is committed to promoting safety, natural beauty, and delivering exceptional results in Aesthetic Medicine.