For DERMAL FILLERS (juvederm):
- Immediately after the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two. If necessary, apply an ice pack (a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a tea towel!) to the treated area, to reduce the initial swelling.
- Avoid touching the treated area for 6 hours following treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed with soap and water and light make up can be applied.
- Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.
- If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. Vitamin C taken daily (one gram e.g.: BEROCCA) for a couple of weeks will help to avoid this.
- If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
- For the first 24 hours, avoid dental treatment and long distance flying and alcohol.
- If you are having lip treatment, the initial swelling may last longer. It can last for about a week and the lips may look somewhat uneven during this time, therefore the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.
- Since the dermal filler is absorbed, the correction effect reduces over time. Many people choose to be treated again within a year of the original treatment.
[If you have any concerns, please contact the practice on: 01 4929298/8368800.]
INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING BOTOX TREATMENT:
- Anti-inflammatory drugs which may thin your blood, increase bruising and bleeding. These should be stopped 2 days before your treatment and for 2 days afterwards. Advise the doctor if you are taking:- Aspirin Brufen, Diclofenac, Feldene, Ibuprofen, Indocid, Naprosin, or Voltarol.
- Excessive alcohol and vitamin E supplements may all increase bruising.
- Don’t use the muscles that were injected, for up to 1 hour if possiblem (i.e. don’t smile or frown a lot – it will help the BOTOX to work better)
- Avoid rubbing the injected sites and avoid vigorous exercise for 4 hours.
- You should not need any pain medications, but, if you do, take Paracetamol.
When to resume active skin care regimen
Retnoids, alpha hydroxyl acid creams and sun cream may be resumed immediately. Bruising and swelling are possible, particularly at the crow’s feet area which can cause a black eye. The effect of the injections is not immediate and may take several days to work, with maximum effect after the 10 – 14 days.