Anti-wrinkle injections and dermal fillers are two of the most commonly performed cosmetic treatments in the world. While every patient is different and may experience possible expected side effects, these treatments are generally considered safe and require very little recovery time, making them popular ‘lunchtime procedures'. It is possible that some side effects may occur. These will be discussed with you thoroughly at your appointment and are explained below.
Cosmetic injectable treatments are suitable for both men and women at the capacity and age of a consenting adult, in good general health. Cosmetic injections are used for those who wish to reduce the signs of ageing. Some people begin treatments at a younger age during the first signs of volume loss and wrinkle development to prevent the worsening of this process and formation of new lines. Others wait until they are older when their ageing process and wrinkles are more defined.
Cosmetic injectable treatments are unsuitable for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or trying to conceive. Some treatments may also be unsuitable for certain skin types and people suffering from certain medical conditions, . It is important to be honest when discussing your medical history with the prescribing doctor, so they can best determine your suitability and ensure your safety for treatment. A thorough consultation will be undertaken before any treatment.
Each unique cosmetic injectable treatment has its own possible risks and side effects, which will be discussed in detail with you at your appointment. Generally speaking, cosmetic injections can cause mild swelling, pain, bruising and tenderness, but can easily be treated with mild measures such as a cool compress and light pain relief. The majority of our patients return to work immediately following treatments. Your injector will discuss your cosmetic and medical history and explain all of the potential risks before beginning your treatment.
If you experience unusual or unexpected side effects after being treated, contact Renaissance Cosmetic Clinics directly. We can advise you on the most appropriate action to aid in your recovery and assist you with a follow up treatment if necessary.
Very little preparation is required on the part of the patient. In order to reduce the risk of bruising, the use of blood thinning agents such as anti-inflammatory medications and fish oils can be ceased in the week leading up to your treatment, however you need to consult with your GP before ceasing any medications.
Each unique cosmetic injectable treatment has its own aftercare requirements, which will be discussed in detail with you at your appointment. More broadly, we recommend the following post-care regimen:
- Use a cool compress to help reduce pain and swelling
- Don’t touch or rub the injected area
- Avoid lying flat for at least 4 hours post treatment
- Use gentle facial cleansers and creams while your skin is recovering
- Avoid sun exposure and heat treatments such as saunas and hot tubs for 24-48 hours
- Avoid the consumption of alcohol and strenuous physical activity for 24-48 hours