Dermal Fillers and Sleep

Burlington, Toronto, Thornhill, Therapeutic Aesthetics, Therapeutic Aesthetics Medical Spa, Medical Clinic, GTA Medical Clinics

Hey, sleeping beauty! Are you wondering how to get the best sleep after your dermal filler treatment? In this article, we’ll discuss the best sleeping positions to keep your fillers long lasting and looking good.

Cosmetic fillers are a simple, non-invasive way to rejuvenate and enhance your facial features. However, we know you want to get the most out of your fillers, and your aftercare habits will take your fillers a long way. It usually takes about a week for facial fillers to finally settle into your skin. After that, the fillers should be able to tolerate pressure and impact without shifting around. Though fillers come with minimal downtime, it’s essential to take proper care of your skin after the procedure to prolong results, including how you sleep!


Let’s get back to basics. After receiving dermal fillers, sleeping on your back is one of the best positions. When you sleep on your back, you avoid putting pressure on your face, which can sometimes cause the fillers to shift around. This position also allows for optimal blood flow, which helps to reduce any early swelling and bruising. This is particularly useful for lip fillers to ensure the fillers don’t migrate over time. We recommend sleeping on your back for the first week.


Another great sleeping position after dermal fillers is propping your head and neck up with pillows. This will reduce any discomfort and allow for proper alignment while you sleep! Elevating your head will also help to reduce swelling by promoting lymphatic drainage and prevent blood from pooling in your face, which can cause bruising and redness.


If you like to sleep on your side, good news: you’re in the clear. For optimal filler results, we suggest using a pillow to support your head and neck and another pillow to support your arms. This way, you keep your hands away from your face. This position helps to reduce pressure on your face and prevents the fillers from shifting.


After you get fillers, sleeping on your stomach is not recommended. When you sleep on your stomach, a lot of prolonged pressure is applied to your face. This can cause the fillers to migrate. We want to avoid migration because it can result in asymmetry – you didn’t get your fillers for facial asymmetry! As a side note, stomach-sleeping can also lead to wrinkles and lines on your face over time, which will undercut the overall results of your treatment.