Whether you’ve had filler or Botox injections before or not, you’re probably concerned about bruising after your treatment. Bruises are the result of trauma to the skin and are a common side-effect of surgical procedures, especially when it comes to anti-ageing injections. Bruising can not only be a discouraging experience, but also a painful one. So if you’re concerned about bruises detracting from your new look, try out our five top tips for reducing post-procedure bruising…
The best time to start taking care of your bruises is before they happen. You cannot completely avoid bruising but there are a few things you can do to reduce their appearance and severity. Before your treatment avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements high in omega-3 fatty acids.
Arnica will be your saving grace! This is a homoeopathic ointment to be applied topically and it has been tried, tested and proven to dramatically reduce bruising from cosmetic procedures. It can be applied multiple times a day as well as offering an oral option.
Applying ice to your skin reduces blood flow, which is a good thing when we’re talking about bruises. Ice on your bruises will help reduce the amount of blood in the area and will reduce the visibility and swelling caused. Try reusable ice pack on your bruising for 10 minutes at a time.
4) Eliminate alcohol
Alcohol is well known to make us more susceptible to bruising, and that’s why it’s a good idea to cut it out before and after your treatment. The good news is that you will only have to go without for 24 hours before and after your surgery, so you won’t have to wait too long to celebrate your new look!
5) Avoid too much exercise
While exercise is generally considered a good and healthy thing to do, in the case of bruise reduction, it’s actually counterproductive! Exercising vigorously brings your heart rate up which in turn increases blood flow, which is bad news for bruises. Skip your more demanding workout routines for a few days and replace them with a lighter, less energetic alternative.
With these tips in your arsenal, it’s time to book your Medskin Botox appointment today! Contact us now to find out more.