When it comes to injections whether it is lip filler or forehead wrinkles relaxer, the better you know the better it’ll go. First times in anything stick with us, so it is important to do it right. If you are a first-timer, here are the top tips you should keep in mind to achieve the best results with the least amount of side effects.
1 || Give It Time
If you are getting injected to look better for an event such as a wedding, graduation, or vacation you need to do it at least two weeks prior to your event. This will allow the results to settle and your skin to recover. With some injectable fillers swelling and bruising may appear and these take time to recover. After fillers or toxin, you might need a little touchup so four weeks are ideal.
2 || Do You Have A History Of Cold Sores?
If the answer is yes, you should let your doctor know before you get injected. Why? In this case, your doctor will ask you to take certain medications such as Valtrex to prevent developing a cold sore especially if you are getting fillers in the lips.
3 || Planning On Getting Vaccinated?
If you are planning on getting vaccinated, it is recommended to give yourself at least two weeks before getting injected as vaccines may lower your immunity temporarily. Make sure to avoid doing fillers for two weeks before or after any vaccines.
4 || The No-Nos
While each type of injection comes with its own set of recommendations. Certain recommendations apply to all injections such as avoiding harsh peels and high concentration retinol several days before your session. Also, you should avoid unprotected sun exposure.
5 || Prevent Bruising
To prevent bruising you need to stop taking multivitamins, fish oil, non-medical aspirin, or NSAIDS a week prior to your appointment. Also, avoid drinking alcohol 24 hours before your session. If you got severe bruising, your doctor may offer you a pulsed dye laser 48 hours after you get injected to reduce its appearance.
6 || Limit Movement
It is recommended to avoid exercising at least on the same day of your treatment. Sometimes “a small vessel is slightly traumatized, but not enough to cause a bruise at the time of the injections, but exercise can lead to a full-fledged bruise.” So it is best to postpone any intense movements till the next day.