AFTERCARE ADVICE

THE IMPORTANT BIT

AFTERCARE ADVICE FOLLOWING INJECTIONS FOR WRINKLE RELAXING

  • Temporary swelling and redness may occur immediately after treatment, although this usually subsides very quickly.

  • Sometimes patients can experience a mild headache following treatment. If this occurs you may take paracetamol, but please avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and any other anti-inflammatory drugs, as these may increase the risk of bruising.

  • Occasionally there may be some bruising at the time of treatment, or some may develop later.

  • You should not lie down for 4 hours after treatment.

  • Do not smoke for at least 6 hours post procedure.

  • Avoid alcohol consumption and excessive exercise for 24-48 hours after the treatment.

  • Avoid touching the treated area for at least 6 hours post procedure and avoid the use of makeup for the rest of the day to prevent the introduction of infection at the injection sites.

  • When you wash and dry your face use gentle patting movements.

  • Do not have any facial beauty treatments or facial massage for 2 weeks following treatment and avoid exposure to strong sunlight, very cold temperatures, saunas, steam rooms and solariums/sunbeds for the same length of time.

 

The medicine takes between 3-5 days to take effect, with the best effects seen at two weeks. The treatment will last about 12 weeks and it is possible to see the return of movement from about 6 weeks. Please note this is perfectly normal. You will need to have your treatment repeated every 3-4 months for optimal effect. At The Country Clinic we stick to a very strict protocol of 1 treatment every 12 weeks to protect you from the very small chance of developing a resistance to the product, which may affect future treatments with botulinum toxin for medical reasons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AFTERCARE ADVICE FOLLOWING DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS

  • Immediately after treatment it is quite normal for there to be slight redness, swelling and tenderness around the treated area. These signs will gradually disappear in a few days.

  • Avoid touching the treated area for at least 6 hours post procedure and avoid the use of makeup for the rest of the day to prevent the introduction of infection at the injection sites.

  • Do not smoke for at least 6 hours post procedure.

  • When you wash and dry your face use gentle patting movements.

  • It is possible that you may be able to feel or see where the product has been placed for about 2 weeks following treatment. As the filler gradually incorporates into the matrix of your skin, these signs will lessen. If you have had stronger, more uplifting filler, it is possible that the filler will be palpable for longer.

  • Please avoid alcohol consumption and excessive exercise for 24-48 hours after the treatment.

  • Do not have facial beauty treatments or facial massage for 2 weeks following treatment and avoid exposure to strong sunlight, very cold temperatures, saunas, steam rooms and solariums/sunbeds for the same length of time, as this may increase discomfort and swelling.

  • If there is discomfort following treatment you may take paracetamol, but please avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and any other anti-inflammatory drugs, as these may increase the risk of bruising.

  • There is a chance of bruising with filler treatments, caused both through the injection and sometimes through the pressure of the product on the capillaries under the skin. Bruising may be apparent at the time of treatment, or it may develop later. The bruising can be anything from mild to moderate or occasionally heavy. This is an unfortunate side effect of filler treatments. Bruising will subside in time and the use of arnica cream can sometimes be helpful. Cool compress for 2 days following treatment can also help. After 2 days, a warm compress will encourage blood supply to remove traces of the bruise.

  • Lip treatments generally take a little longer to settle and may feel tender and appear uneven. This will gradually resolve itself within 2 weeks and should not affect the result.

  • Although your treatment result is immediate the overall result will look much better in about 2 weeks when any trauma has subsided, and the plumping effect of the product has really started to take effect. If you feel unsatisfied with the result, a review appointment can be arranged but any additional products used will be charged at the normal price per syringe.

AFTERCARE ADVICE FOLLOWING A DERMAPLANING TREATMENT

  • Avoid touching the treated area for at least 6 hours post procedure and avoid the use of makeup for the rest of the day.

  • Take precautions against sun exposure following treatment for at least 7 days.

  • Do not perform vigorous exercise for at least 12 hours after treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol-based toners for 7 days after treatment.

  • Drink plenty of water to hydrate the skin and flush out any impurities.

  • Wash your face with just water the night of treatment and pat your skin with a clean, dry towel.

  • Avoid touching your face with dirty hands.

  • Do not peel, pick, scratch or scrape skin, or any loose skin resulting from the treatment, this must come off on its own with no assistance to avoid scarring.

After 2-3 days you can return to your regular skin care regime or as soon as you feel it is comfortable to do so. Repeat treatments are recommended every 4-6 weeks.