If you’re planning to get BOTOX/Dysport neurotoxin injections for wrinkles or else hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane for lip, lines and cheeks – then follow these tips and guidelines to help minimize bruising and side effects.
Keep in mind that the type of cosmetic treatment you receive may influence whether you bruise or not. Hyaluronic acid fillers (like Juvederm and Restylane) are a bit more risky to cause bruising than wrinkle reducers (Botox, Dysport) because the material is thicker and it is injected deeper into the skin.
Whenever you’re getting cosmetic treatments, always keep in mind that there is a risk of bruising (sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t) and so you should plan the timing of these treatments at least one week prior to a big event for BOTOX and at least 2 weeks prior for fillers. But if you follow these 7 TIPS you’ll be able to minimize your risk and only enjoy great results!
TIP 1 BOTOX (minimum bruise risk) compared to fillers (more risk).
BOTOX/Dysport typically causes less or no bruising compared to fillers like Juvederm and Restylane which are more risky to cause bruising
TIP 2 Get BOTOX 1 week before and fillers 2 weeks before an important event -
While most people look fine right after treatment, you should plan your injectable treatments timing as follows to be on the safe side:
- Get BOTOX at least 7 days, one week, prior to an important event
- Get Fillers like Juvederm & Restylane at least two weeks, 14 days, prior to important event
TIP 3 Up to 7 days Before, discontinue blood thinners
Discontinue blood thinning supplements 7 days prior – such as fish oil, garlic, ginger, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, green tea, red clover, and vitamin E.
Don’t take blood thinning medicines 7 days prior – such as ibuprofen, aspirin, Midol, Excedrin, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve (some medicines you shouldn’t stop taking like Coumadin and Plavix also have blood thinning effects and just know you may be at increased risk for bruising if you are taking these medicines.)
Don’t drink alcohol up to 24 hours before – this can tend to thin your blood as well. So, skip the glass of wine the night before and after your treatment,