New to Injectables? 5 Tips to Prepare for Your Treatment

Sep 06, 2023
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Tired of looking older than you feel but don’t want to go under the knife? Injectables may be the ideal solution. They can take years off your face without the risk, downtime, pain, or expense of surgery. Read on for five expert tips on how to prepare.

If you're considering injectable fillers, you're in good company. The popularity of dermal fillers has skyrocketed in recent years thanks to their remarkable ability to rejuvenate and enhance one's appearance without surgery.

Over 3.4 million dermal filler procedures were performed in the United States in 2020, According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Dermal fillers offer many benefits, from reducing wrinkles and fine lines to restoring lost volume and contouring the face — with natural-looking results. 

For those ready to take the plunge, the experts at Micari Aesthetics in Bellmore, NY, want to help you prepare. Here are their top tips to help ensure an optimal experience and results. 

Hydrate before and after

Proper hydration is pivotal. Well-hydrated skin tends to respond better to injections, leading to smoother results. Hydration also aids in the healing process, reducing the likelihood of post-treatment complications. 

Start hydrating your body several days before your appointment. Aim for at least eight glasses of water daily to ensure your skin is well-prepared. Continue to drink ample water post-treatment to help your body recover effectively.

Avoid blood-thinning substances

Blood-thinning substances like aspirin, ibuprofen, and certain supplements can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding during and after your filler treatment.

Refrain from taking blood-thinning medications or supplements for at least a week before your appointment. Always consult with your healthcare provider before discontinuing any prescribed medications.

If you have concerns about pain management, discuss alternative options with your provider.

Limit alcohol and caffeine

Alcohol and caffeine can dehydrate the body and dilate blood vessels, potentially contributing to swelling and bruising.

Minimize alcohol and caffeine

 consumption for a few days before your treatment.

Inform your provider about cold sores

If you have a history of cold sores, your injector must be aware, as the needle punctures during treatment can trigger a recurrence. Your provider may prescribe antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak following your treatment.

Follow aftercare instructions

Proper aftercare is essential for a swift and smooth recovery. It can significantly impact your results and minimize any potential side effects.

Avoid vigorous exercise, excessive sun exposure, and saunas immediately after treatment. Apply ice as directed to reduce swelling.

Taking these proactive steps before your treatment can optimize your experience and reduce the risk of bruising and swelling. 

To book a consultation for dermal fillers, call the experts at Micari Aesthetics, or use the online booking tool.

*Individual results may vary