We hate to say it, but not all injectable treatments are created equal. The skill of your injector can make all the difference. While no one can promise zero side effects and no downtime, an experienced injector knows how to minimize side effects like swelling and bruising while also tailoring your treatment to your specific facial contours so you achieve the most flattering results.
Here are some expert tips for bringing out your best with FDA-approved Botox®/Dysport® and dermal fillers:
Just say no to booze.
Booze is a blood thinner, which enhances your risk for bruising. To reduce bruising, you should cut out all substances that cause bleeding or blood thinning at least a full week before your treatment. Besides alcohol, common blood thinning substances include non-steroidal anti-inflammatories like aspirin, green tea, ginger, garlic, ginkgo biloba, turmeric, and vitamin E.
Ice before—not just after—your treatment!
Cooling your treatment areas literally shrinks your blood vessels, which reduces your risk of bruising. Here’s why: Smaller blood vessels are less likely to be hit by the injectable needle during treatment, which is what causes a bruise to form. By the same token, icing your treatment area both before and after your session also helps to minimize swelling.
Ask to see before & after photos.
The easiest way to know if you’re going to like your results is viewing before & after photos. Pictures are worth a thousand words. You’ll know in an instant if an injector is skilled at providing natural-looking, flattering enhancement. If the pictures are not in sync with your taste or expectations, keep looking for the injector who’s perfect for you!
We proudly provide the highest level of injectables treatments in Connecticut to bring out your absolute best with ease. Schedule your consultation today by calling 203-445-0101 or requesting a consultation online.