Getting an injectable treatment isn’t as simple as hopping onto an exam bed at the doctor’s office. Just like with surgery, there are preparations and precautions to take into consideration.
Make sure you’ve got the following things covered before getting an injectable filler or denervating treatment:
1. Avoid vitamin E, St. John’s wort, ibuprofen, aspirin and other anti-inflammatories for 10 days to two weeks before your injections, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. This will reduce swelling and bruising.
2. If you are seeing a new physician, it’s important to notify your injector of the last time you had any injections, what was injected and specifically where. Not all injectables mix well, so be thorough.
3. Do not undergo injections if you are intoxicated or under the influence of any controlled substance. There is no such thing as a safe Botox party.
4. If you are prone to cold sores, notify your doctor in advance. A prescription of anti-herpes medication can prevent a post-injection outbreak.
5. Don’t plan your treatment within a day or two of an important event. You may have visible swelling and bruising that not even a great concealer can hide.
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