Yes, YOU can affect the results of your injectables session! It’s not just the skill and care of your injector, but also the little things you do that add up to enhance and maintain your benefits.
Start using retinol.
Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A, the most widely studied and proven skin enhancer on the planet. For maximum benefits, we recommend using only medical-grade retinol formulations from SkinMedica® or Hale & Hush™, two skin care lines we carry that are based on science and proven results. Applying retinol every night before bed will help to renew your skin by stimulating cellular turnover and vibrant new collagen and elastin. Topical retinol with your dermal fillers is a winning combination that works synergistically to enhance your skin’s youthful appearance from the inside out. The only catch to retinol is that you need to take a break from it for a day or two following your session since retinol can irritate your injection sites.
Avoid alcohol and blood thinners.
This tip is easier said than done but well worth the effort! Avoiding alcohol at least a few days before and after your injectables session will help to decrease your risk of bruising since alcohol has a thinning effect on the blood. Other blood-thinners to avoid at least a week before your appointment include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like aspirin and ibuprofen, as well as the 4 G’s: gingko, ginseng, garlic and ginger. For pain relief, stick with acetaminophen.
Keep cool, calm & carry on.
Heat expands your blood vessels, which can exacerbate any swelling and bruising. So be sure to avoid any strenuous exercise, saunas, or anything that makes you hot for at least a few days following your treatment as your skin is settling down. To curb swelling and soothe any irritation, your best bet is to gently apply ice wrapping in a cloth for 5 minutes on and off in the first 24 hours following your treatment. Then, go about your routine — and keep your hands off! Time will take care of the rest, as your skin needs up to a week for the dermal fillers to fully settle.
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