Are you thinking of trying a neuromodulator (like Botox) or a facial filler (like Restylene) for the first time? Or are these procedures already in your regular beauty repertoire? In any case, these rules will give you the greatest effects of cosmetic treatments.
- Learn about the experience and practice of the expert you are contacting
It is essential to consult an experienced specialist who is an expert in dermatology or plastic surgery. Avoid places that offer cheap treatment and do not have qualified staff. Experience and expertise are the main factors. It is also important that the expectations of the procedure match those of the experts; do you want more subtle or dramatic changes in appearance? Visit the clinic / practice website you want to contact for help and see their social media posts – Instagram is a good place to learn about the effects of various procedures.
- Bring sample photos
As with any new hairstyle, it’s important to have an idea of the effects you want to achieve with the aesthetic procedure. Photos that show the desired results are a great help in creating expectations, experts say. It can be a good starting point. But still, they can’t always figure out what can be achieved realistically. Talking to experts what can be achieved realistically and what not, and what makeup or filters actually affect the cameras, always helps to see the real results of aesthetic procedures.
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- Do not take any supplements
Avoid vitamin E, aspirin and other preparations that affect blood density, unless they are part of the mandatory therapy prescribed by your doctor a week before the cosmetic procedure. These agents may increase the risk of bruising after the needle is punctured (when active substances are injected).
- Do not drink alcohol
Larger amounts of alcohol before an aesthetic procedure are not a good idea. Like aspirin, alcohol disrupts the blood’s clotting process and can lead to increased bleeding, as well as bruising. Therefore, it is best to abstain from alcohol a week before the procedure, as well as a week later.
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- Give yourself time
As for Botox and fillers, the results are not “definitive” until 10 days or two weeks after the procedure. Usually this period is required to show all the consequences of the procedure. In addition, the results are influenced by certain lifestyle habits.
2. Sit up straight
After the cosmetic procedure, you should be standing (sitting) for 24 hours (yes, that includes a night’s sleep!). This position, on the first night after the procedure, is essential for the greatest result, especially after filler injection. This will prevent the accumulation of fluid and inflammation in the tissues.
- Use cold / ice packs
For the first 48 hours after injecting the filler, keep the ice bucket at the application site for 10 to 15 minutes two or three times a day.
- Use preparations that act from the outside
External application of arnica extract and preparations containing vitamin K (e.g. Review Skin Care Serum Vitamin K) the onset of dispigmentation after the procedure can be avoided. The composition of this preparation combines arnica and vitamin K, which helps to reduce redness and bruising after the procedure.
- Call the clinic if you notice that something is wrong
Although you can immediately feel the filler injection reactions, it takes time to show maximum results. In the meantime, if you notice that something is not going well, contact the doctor who performed the procedure. Also, keep in mind that hyaluronic acid-based fillers can dissolve and thus be eliminated from the body if you are not satisfied with the results.
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- Do not touch the injection site
Massages and pressure filling / botox application sites may disrupt the final result of the procedure.
- Don’t go to workouts
Avoid strenuous physical activity for the first 48 hours after the procedure, as an increase in heart rate (increased blood pressure) and a speed of circulation can lead to significant swelling and bruising.
- Do not take aspirin
The same goes for supplements that contain vitamin E, which can damage blood clotting. Allow the use of these preparations after three days of cosmetic procedure to reduce the risk of bruising.
- Do not arrange a visit to the hairdresser
Any treatment performed by a hairdresser — dyeing, washing, and drying — can be done immediately after performing an aesthetic procedure that establishes an inappropriate attitude in the head, which can damage the results of that outcome. (Anyway, you can wash your hair yourself and style it as usual – the day after the procedure).
- Don’t go for a massage
A few weeks after the procedure a full body massage should be avoided. Why? Placing the face in a massage bed in a special opening will cause unwanted pressure.
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