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Be a Part of the Team

Posted on September 3, 2013 by Ella Fedonenko

Your participation in the success of your non-invasive beauty treatment doesn’t end until the final results are achieved. During treatment, of course, an experienced practitioner with a very practiced and gentle touch, is your best assurance of minimal bruising and other side effects. However, there is some information you might consider and employ.

For example, some numbing agents, applied 20 – 30 minutes prior to treatment, may also reduce bruising and swelling. Therefore, you might request an anesthetic and additional time when setting your appointment.

While a doctor’s technique is certainly critical to your ultimate results, there are other things that are out of his or her control, such as your own skin type and healing process.
But even if a spot of blood does appear, at the injection site, the doctor can apply pressure and ice for a few minutes, to minimize swelling and bruising. To that same end, do ask for an ice pack for you to apply, immediately following your session.

Keeping in mind that many people do not experience any more than very minor side effects, i.e. swelling, redness, tenderness, that subside within hours, it could take from 1 – 7 days for all side effects to dissipate and the desired results of your treatment to be fully realized.

Meanwhile, here are a few more suggestions that you might do to speed things along:

Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
Aside from walking, try not to partake in vigorous, aerobic exercise for 24 – 48 hours.
Avoid the sun or excessive heat until swelling or redness is gone.
Do take Tylenol, for pain; do not take aspirin, Ibuporfen, Aleve or Advil for two days.
Do apply cold compresses for 5 – 10 minutes, per hour, for initial swelling.
You may apply makeup and concealer, which usually cover everything quite well.

Finally, you should be able to see wonderful results even during a period of subsiding side effects. While BOTOX Cosmetic and Dysport, which don’t take full effect for up to a week, fillers work at once.

Botox Injection Recovery Tips

Posted on October 6, 2011 by Ella Fedonenko

Botox injections usually require no recovery time and allow you to quickly return to your usual level of activity, but sometimes discomfort can occur at the injection site. The irritation is most commonly compared to a mosquito bite in nature. By following your doctor’s instructions and these tips, you can ease and even prevent discomfort.

1. Sometimes some mild discoloration can occur immediately after the injection. It usually fades away quickly, but if you need to be at work you can usually cover this up easily with makeup.

2. If you have experienced a little bit of bruising or swelling, holding a cold washcloth or other lightweight cold compress to your face can help ease the swelling.

3. Avoid strenuous activity or exercise for the next 24 hours after receiving an injection.

4. Don’t lie down for at least four to five hours following an injection.

5. Although it might be tempting, especially if you are feeling achy, don’t massage the area around the injection site. Massaging can cause the Botox to migrate to other areas and may cause unintended results.

6. Your doctor will prescribe daily facial exercises for you to perform. These help to restore your natural range of motion and can determine which muscles are affected and to what degree. Perform the exercises as directed by your doctor.

7. Wear sunblock. Damage from the sun can intensify any bruising that results and causes wrinkles, which can defeat the purpose of the Botox injection.

8. Discuss with your doctor any additional medications you are taking and follow any advice you are given regarding these.

9. If your doctor suggests changes to your skin care regimen, follow the instructions given carefully.

10. While allergic reactions happen less than 1 percent of the time, they are possible. If you appear to be having an allergic reaction such as severe swelling, go to the emergency room. If you are having a more serious reaction, like difficulty breathing, call 911.


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