You've just had your injectable treatment, and you're looking forward to seeing the amazing results. But, what you do in the hours and days after your appointment can significantly impact the outcome.
To ensure you get the best results and minimise any potential side effects, Laser Clinics Australia shares the do's and don'ts after your cosmetic injectable appointment.
- Follow post-care instructions: These instructions are tailored to your treatment and are crucial for a successful outcome. At Laser Clinics Australia, our team of medically trained Doctors and Registered Nurses will provide you with specific post-treatment care instructions.
- Stay hydrated: Drinking plenty of water is essential after most injectable treatments. It helps flush toxins and minimises swelling.
- Use cold compresses: If you experience swelling or bruising, applying cold compresses can help reduce these side effects. Just make sure to use a clean cloth or ice pack wrapped in a towel to avoid direct skin contact.
- Take it easy: Stay in an upright position for four hours after your treatment and refrain from reclining as the protein settles into position.
- Maintain a healthy diet: Eating a balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can promote healing and boost your overall well-being.
- Keep your face moving: Maintain facial mobility by engaging in normal expressions such as frowning, laughing, and smiling. This will facilitate quicker absorption of the protein into the specific muscle being targeted.
- Don't touch or massage the treated area: Resist the urge to touch or massage the treated area. This can potentially move the injected product and lead to uneven results.
- Avoid alcohol and painkillers: Alcohol and blood-thinning medications can increase the risk of bruising. It's best to avoid them for a few days before and after your treatment.
- Avoid strenuous exercise: Refrain from engaging in exercise within 12 hours following your treatment. Additionally, we advise our clients to steer clear of any exercises that include inverted positions, such as yoga, pilates, or barre.
- Stay away from sun exposure: Protect the treated area from direct sunlight and UV exposure. Use sunscreen and wear a hat when going outside.
- Don't rush results: It's common to want immediate results, but cosmetic injectables often take time to settle. It can take anywhere from 2-7 days for you to see a difference, with the full effect visible after two weeks. Be patient and allow the treatment to work its magic over the coming days and weeks.
- Don't schedule other facial treatments right away: Avoid scheduling other facial treatments, like facials, microdermabrasion, or chemical peels, immediately after your injectable appointment. Give your skin some time to recover.
- Skip saunas and steam rooms: Heat can increase swelling and bruising, so it's best to avoid saunas and steam rooms for a few days post-treatment.
Proper aftercare plays a significant role in achieving the best results and maintaining your desired look. By following these do's and don'ts, you'll help ensure a smooth and successful recovery after your Cosmetic Injectable appointment.
Remember that everyone's body reacts differently to Cosmetic Injectable treatments, so if you have any concerns or questions, don't hesitate to reach out to Laser Clinics Australia. Our medical team will advise you on the appropriate treatment tailored to your needs. Book an appointment today!