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After Treatment Home Care

Muscle relaxant aftercare

The effects of anti-wrinkle treatment can take a week or so to show. So instead of sitting in front of the mirror for days waiting to see the difference, why not use this time to perform a little after treatment home care to help speed up the healing process and ensure optimal results?

After your treatment, give yourself some peaceful relaxation time. You can gently start exercising your face by smiling a lot – which is always a good idea!  Also try raising your eyebrows and frowning. While you are waiting for the final fabulous results of your treatment, these little exercises will remind you what is waiting for you.

Some recommended do's and don’ts to optimise results

DO drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.

DO keep your head up for at least four hours and avoid bending down forwards. When you lie down, prop your head up with a few pillows and avoid putting pressure on the treated areas.

DO apply arnica cream if there is the appearance of a little bruising. Cold compresses will help the bruising heal as well. 

DO use your SPF50 liberally and often but stay out of the sun for at least 24 to 48 hours and stay away from any hot temperatures such as saunas, hot tubs, hot baths.

DO eat healthy foods with minimal salt. Skip the spicy items on the menu and say ‘no thank you’ to alcohol – there will be plenty of time to celebrate later!

DON’T do strenuous exercise – a little gentle yoga or pilates after the first 24 hours perhaps, but definitely no marathons, or personal training sessions.

DON’T go for any other facial treatments, such as facials and scrubs for at least the first 48-72 hours. 

DON’T us any blood thinning medication such as aspirin or Ibuprofen (unless prescribed by your doctor). For any discomfort use only paracetamol. 

Then let the treatment do its magic and patiently wait for the fabulous results and the showers of compliments that will be coming your way!

 

Dermal filler aftercare 

Optimal results after filler treatment can be expected after 4 weeks. During that time, you can do your fair share to speed the process along and ensure a super-successful outcome!

Straight after the treatment the area may feel a little swollen and/or a bit numb. This may last anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days.

Some recommended do's and don’ts to help minimise swelling

DO apply an icepack or compress often as there will be swelling. Aim for 10 minutes every hour on the first day. There may also be a little lumpiness but avoid massaging the areas even if you are tempted to. This lumpiness will resolve over a couple of weeks as the filler integrates with the skin.

DO use some Arnica or Hirudoid if there is the appearance of a little bruising.  

DO keep your head up for at least four hours, and when you lie down, prop your head up with a few pillows for the first two days, avoiding any pressure on the treated areas. 

DO try to sleep only on your back for the first couple of weeks.

DO drink plenty of water and stay hydrated.

DO eat healthy foods with minimum salt. Say ‘no thank you’ to alcohol – there will be plenty of time to celebrate later!

DO use your SPF50 liberally and often but stay out of any hot temperatures such as saunas, hot tubs, hot baths.

DON’T do strenuous exercise – a little gentle yoga or pilates after the first 24 hours perhaps, but definitely no marathons, or personal trainers.

DON’T go for any other facial treatments, such as facials and scrubs for at least two weeks. Definitely no form of laser treatment or waxing, bleaching or tweezing or hair removal products. Also avoid topical products such as Retinol, Glycolic acid or oil-based makeup products.

DON’T us any blood thinning medication such as aspirin or Ibuprofen (unless prescribed by your doctor). For any discomfort use only paracetamol.

DON’T fly for a week or two if you can at all avoid it.

DO look in the mirror a lot, DO smile a lot, DO enjoy your enhanced natural beauty!

 

Remember to make sure you book in your post-treatment review, and if you have any questions please contact the clinic.