DERMAL FILLERS

YOUR GUIDE TO DERMAL FILLERS: HOW TO BRING DOWN BRUISING

Dermal Fillers Toronto are an excellent option for both men and women. The fillers are dynamic in nature. They can help to fight the signs of ageing by smoothening the fine lines and wrinkles. It can work to create contours and add volume to your face. The filler is used for various cosmetic procedures like non-invasive nose jobs or lip augmentation. It is the best way to have a revitalized and more youthful appearance. Some of the common areas where the filler is usually injected are the lips, cheeks, under the eyes, nose, chin and jawline. The filler contains Hyaluronic Acid, which is a naturally occurring substance in the human body. This brings down the chances of it being rejected by the body. It also means that the filler is broken down with time and gets absorbed by the body. It is an excellent treatment option. However, when you undergo a dermal treatment procedure swelling and bruising are two of the most common side effects. Some steps can bring down the chances of swelling and bruising. We are here to share some tips with you.

Steps to take before the procedure

Before the filler, there are certain steps that you can take which can bring down the chances of swelling and bruising drastically. It is highly recommended that you avoid taking any types of blood thinners for two weeks before the filler appointment. If you do take blood thinners during this period, it could add to the swelling and bruising. This could also make the healing time longer. For two weeks before the injection, you should avoid taking ibuprofen. Aspirin, Advil or any such medication. You also need to avoid Vitamin E, fish oils, green tea, ginseng and ginkgo Biloba. If you can, avoid smoking for these two weeks. It will only increase the chance of bruising and lengthen recovery time. Alcohol consumption should be avoided for at least 24 hours before the treatment. Ensure that you are well hydrated and have eaten before the filler.

Steps to take after the procedure

You will be allowed to return home on the day of the appointment. For the first 24 hours, you can apply ice to the injected area. This will help to bring down the swelling. Make sure you don’t put pressure on it. No touching and massaging of the injected site during these 24 hours. Ensure that you don’t have any direct sun exposure or are in hot temperatures for the first 24 to 72 hours. After the treatment, avoid consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours. It is recommended to not exercise or do any strenuous activities. After the first 24 hours, you can apply a warm compress to the injection site. As there will be bruising, the warm compress will enable the flow of fresh blood to the site. This will help to flush away the bruise quicker. It is recommended to stay away from any blood-thinning medication till there is no bruising.

Christophe Rude
Christophe Rude
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