Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
I have excessive swelling each time I have tried dermal fillers in the cheek and eye area. even though i do everything suggested by the dr. This is putting me off trying them again. Is there some type of medication that can be prescribes to lessen or prevent swelling?
This is usually a matter of how it is injected, where it is injected, and what is used to inject the filler.
I would recommend under treating the area, especially the eye area. Also using a cannula rather than a needle for the procedure makes a big difference in the amount of swelling caused.
Finally, in some cases, usually in older people with looser skin, it may be a difficult area to fill, as the skin is loose and thin around the eyes, which makes any swelling less easily hidden.