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What Should I Avoid Before Dermal Fillers?

24 Sep 2021
What should I avoid before dermal fillers?

If you decide on anti-aging or “beauty injections”, it does not matter, bio revitalization, mesotherapy, dermal fillers, or botulinum therapy, then you need to know some tricks that will help you quickly cope with post-treatment side effects. The thing is that many patients think that the success of the procedure and beautiful outcome after the injections of Botox and fillers completely depend on the professionalism and experience of the doctor and the quality of the injectable treatment. This is partially true, but the patient is also responsible for his/her own safety and final outcome. Thus, following simple but essential instructions will help you avoid unpleasant consequences, minimize the manifestation of skin reactions, and obtain beautiful and long-lasting results.

When is the best time for dermal fillers treatment?

Firstly, it is better not to do any injections in the first 3 days of the menstrual cycle because, at this time, blood clotting is reduced, and there is a greater likelihood of bruising and swelling or subcutaneous/intramuscular hematomas.

Secondly, avoid injections (bio revitalization and fillers treatment) in the second phase of the cycle, about a week before the onset of menstruation. Because this is the period of edema, the skin and subcutaneous fatty tissue tend to accumulate and retain fluid. If we inject hyaluronic acid, which also accumulates water, we will get even more swelling, especially in the morning. The lips and lower eyelids will suffer the most. They themselves are very extensible and can absorb more of this liquid.

Pre-treatment: what should you avoid before dermal injections?

Further, 3 days before the filler treatments, apply Troxevasin gel 2 times a day. It will strengthen the walls of small vessels and reduce the likelihood of bruising. You can use a cream on top.

If you suffer from herpes (often there is fever on the lips), then again, 3 days before the injections, you can start using Acyclovir (Zovirax) ointment for prophylactic purposes and continue for another 3 days after the procedure.

In no case you should use painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs a day before injections treatment.

If you catch a cold, herpes appears on your lips, suddenly sprinkled with blackheads, then cancel the procedure, postpone it for a week or two. It’s a pity, of course, because you could have waited and prepared for the treatment, but I assure you that in a cold condition after injections, you will feel much worse, healing will take longer, more bruises, the effect may not be at all. Herpes can spread from the lips to the skin, and it will become more difficult to treat it, and the appearance will not be great. Well, with eels, too, of course, they will spread all over the face.

Post-treatment: how to reduce bruising/swelling/redness?

After lip filing, there is often a very strong swelling, which not only spoils the appearance (be prepared not to leave the house for 2-3 days) but also scares, thoughts appear “What if I stay like this ?! … After 3 hours after treatment, you must definitely drink any anti-inflammatory drugs, lips can be lubricated with Troxevasin (for bruises), Traumeel C (which is a cream, not a gel!). Drink less liquid.

A day passed, and the papules did not dissolve after bio revitalization. Firstly, it is believed that up to 2 days is the norm. Secondly, you can do a light massage and, as it were, massage each papule. At the same time, remember that massage is best done not on dry skin but with oil or nusto smeared cream. Ideally – on the gel, but you need a lot of it. After the massage, be sure to wash, do not leave used oil/cream/gel on your face.

Several days have passed, there is no edema, but after filing lumps are felt, the filler is contoured under the skin or in the lips. You need to knead this place, but now not gently, but deeply (just do not overdo it, bruises are not needed) and slowly, as if forming a new shape you need. If it is a cheekbone, then just press the lump with your thumb and flatten the gel in circular movements without moving your finger from the skin surface. In the lips, work with 2 fingers, the big one on the inside, the middle one outside. We also gently knead it. If you are afraid to do it yourself, go to your doctor (who did the injections), kneading takes only 5 minutes. You do not need a record for this.

And most importantly, do not be afraid to call the doctor, do not be afraid to be intrusive and annoying. This is your face, and you need to walk with it. Any side effect is much easier to neutralize in the first days than after a week, or even after 3, after all, they are treated (already with insomnia and panic attacks). Describe the situation, ask again if you remembered the appointments so well, is it normal what is happening to you. You can send a photo, drive up (even if you drive for 1.5 hours, you will save your nerves for several days in advance). Not a single good doctor will refuse you a second examination. He will even be grateful.

Final Word

As you can see, there is nothing extraordinary you should do before the treatments with Botox or fillers. The instructions are quite simple: stop taking any blood-thinners or antibiotics that will affect clotting, avoid alcohol and any alcoholic beverages as they have an impact on the blood flow. Also, you should refuse any cosmetic treatment that disturbs the surface of the skin on the treated area like laser, peelings, hair removal procedures for around 10-14 days prior to the treatment with Botox. Taking such remedies as aspirin, ibuprofen, Mortin, flax oil, fish oil, Vitamin E and A is not the best option if you are going to have the injection of botulinum toxin in the nearest 24 hours.

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