Whether you’re looking for an alternative to facial surgery or you just want natural-looking results without downtime, fillers or BOTOX® could be right for you.
To help you get the most out of your injectable treatment and make your face filler last longer, follow these three top tips.
Pick an Experienced Provider
Even though fillers and BOTOX are nonsurgical “lunchtime” procedures, you still need to pick a qualified professional to administer them. Ask to see before and after photos of previous injections that your provider has performed and be sure to take a tour of the facility before signing up for fillers yourself.
Stay away from prices that sound too good to be true. Injectables can result in complications if administered by an untrained professional.
Avoid Certain Medications and Supplements
Once you’ve chosen a reputable provider, you should receive a list of guidelines to help you prepare for your appointment. One of the guidelines will likely to stop taking medications and supplements that can thin your blood for about ten days before your appointment, as they can cause bruising.
Just some of the medications and supplements to avoid include:
- John’s wort
- Vitamin E
- Flax seed oil
- Fish oil
Give Your Results Time
Although you might notice immediate results right after your filler or BOTOX appointment, it can take up to two weeks for swelling to go down and for the product to fully settle into place. Because of this, don’t be alarmed if your BOTOX orfiller results aren’t exactly what you’d hoped for right away. Over the next few days, you should notice a gradual improvement. Don’t rush into scheduling other dermatology treatments in the area where you had injectables until your final results are revealed.