When your facial skin starts sagging, you may start thinking you look much older than you are. Luckily, Botox, dermal fillers, and other cosmetic injections can be done to plump skin and smooth lines. To avoid an outcome that makes you even more upset with your appearance, you need to ensure that you follow up any appointment with the following injection recovery actions.
1-Don't Touch Your Face
Curiosity may urge you to use your fingertips to press on the areas that received injections. However, this can push the liquid out of the areas where it should stay for the best effect. If the liquid flows elsewhere, you may not see great results.
2-Wait on Resuming Certain Medications and Supplements
If you stopped your regular routine of aspirin or ginseng supplements because they could interfere with your skin cells' ability to clot after your injections, you might still need to wait a few days before resuming the habit. Of course, if you have a serious condition that requires the use of warfarin for clotting issues, you should keep taking it. Call your doctor and cosmetic dermatologist to double-check what is healthy and safe to consume.
3-Wait for Exercising
If you've gotten Botox or other injections, you may be doing other things to look better, including exercise. You may have gotten into a regular workout regiment that you want to get back to. However, strenuous exercise is something that could ruin the effects of your injections if you start up too soon. That's because the heightened circulation which happens during exercise could burst facial capillaries and create bruising and other issues at the injection sites.
Even if you're engaged in yoga and other low-impact exercises, you may want to wait; contortions and stretching downwards can also make blood rush to the face and could affect your look.
During this time, your favorite cocktails will need to wait a while too. This is principally due to the way alcohol affects cells' ability to regenerate and heal. You're likely to slow down the clotting and overall healing that your skin needs to do if you have alcohol in the days following injections. Instead, focus on consuming clean spring water, vegetables, fruits and other healthful foods.
With time, your skin will heal, and the full effect of your cosmetic fillers will be seen. Steer clear of actions like these, and you should look better than ever