Recovery and aftercare after an injectable treatment

There is basically no recovery time from an injectable or filler treatment. Depending on the injectable, it may take several days before you can judge the result.

Recovery Botulinum toxin and Profhilo®

There is basically no recovery time and there is no after pain. After treatment, the skin at the injection sites may look somewhat swollen or red. This disappears on its own a few hours after the treatment. In rare cases, a bruise develops but it usually disappears within a few days.

Recovery filler

Also with a filler, you don’t need to recover and there is no after pain. In rare cases, a bruise develops. Injections into the lips sometimes result in mild swelling. With injections elsewhere on the face, swelling does not usually occur. You may feel the filler during the first 2 weeks but don’t worry, this isn’t visible and disappears after two weeks.

Tips and Tricks

  • If necessary, use some foundation or a concealer to cover up dots or blue spots.
  • With Botulinum toxin, a cold pack is not necessary. With filler treatment of the lips, cooling can somewhat reduce excess swelling.


With botulinum toxin treatment, an effect is visible after just a few days and after a week, it is optimal. Active frowning is markedly reduced for 6 weeks. The effect on the “base tonus” of the muscle (the position of the muscle at rest) lasts longer. The averages is 3 months, but can last up to 6 months for some people. This is partly determined by the degree to which you actively frown.

With filler treatment, you usually see immediate results and the effect lasts longer. This depends on the type:

  • Belotero® Balance 10-12 months
  • Belotero® Intense 12-14 months
  • Belotero® Volume up to 2 years
  • Juvéderm® Volbella up to 12 months
  • Juvéderm® Volift for up to 18 months.
  • Juvéderm® Voluma up to 2 years
  • Radiesse® collagen stimulation for up to 2 years

A filler treatment often does not need to be repeated for 6-12 months.

With Profhilo® treatment, you will see results after 6-8 weeks. You’ll receive two treatments and then we recommend separate treatments once or twice a year to maintain results.


Whether you get many or few wrinkles, and when skin aging becomes visible, is largely hereditary. Additionally, there are other factors that contribute to skin aging, like sunlight which is one of the main causes. The most important thing is to use a day cream with at least an SPF factor of 15. It’s also best to avoid the tanning bed.


Definitely don’t! Smoking adversely affects blood flow to tissues. We therefore recommend that you stop smoking weeks before and after treatment. It is also better not to smoke after treatment. Moreover, smoking also contributes to the appearance of wrinkles.

Do you have any doubts about your situation, as to whether or not you should be allowed to do something? Then contact us!

Thinking about injectables or fillers?

At MOOI Clinic, quality and safety are paramount. That means all of our fillers and injectables are of the highest quality.