Are You Visiting Us for Injectables? You Should Know a Few Things!
Injectable treatments like Botox and dermal fillers may always be popular. These services certainly turned the world of beauty on its head! They have made it possible for patients of all ages to address their cosmetic and age-related concerns without the hassle of plastic surgery. Essentially, Botox and dermal fillers help us age more gracefully without looking like we’ve had work done. If you’re planning a visit to our Houston office for injectable treatment, we have a few tips for some things you may want to do and some things you don’t.
When getting injectable treatment, DO
- Schedule accordingly. Many people combine injectables with other treatments, like facials, chemical peels, and more. Doing so can be beneficial as it can enhance rejuvenating effects. If you want to combine treatments, talk to your provider. Generally, it is recommended to have injectables after other services. This way, we avoid the risk of displacing products away from the treatment site. In addition to avoiding facial services after getting injectables, you should also avoid getting a massage, chiropractic care, and seeing the dentist. Don’t worry! After 48 hours, you’re free to schedule other treatments.
- Use ice if needed. Ice can be used in two ways when managing injectable services. If you’re concerned about the minor discomfort of the small needle, you may use ice for 10 minutes before your treatment takes place. If you experience soreness after treatment, you can apply ice for about 10 minutes but should refrain from overuse as this could affect your results.
- Manage discomfort with Tylenol. Most people don’t take pain relief for side effects from injectable treatment. This recommendation is to take acetaminophen rather than ibuprofen or aspirin for other discomforts, such as a headache, for a few days after treatment.
When getting injectables, DON’T
- Consume alcohol. One of the reasons that Botox parties fell out of favor is that these gatherings often included appetizers and various adult beverages. That glass of wine may help temporarily soothe nervousness about getting injectables, but it also increases the risk of bruising. For the best results, it is recommended that patients avoid alcohol for 24 hours before and 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
- Get physical. Yes, you can go for a walk after getting injectables. You can play with the kids and even have sex. What experts advise against is strenuous exercise. If you’re straining to lift an object or your cardio output is enough to make you red in the face, your risk of bruising increases. For more intense activity, wait 48 hours.