Keep This Side Effect to a Minimum
Injectables such as endotoxins and dermal fillers are an excellent option to reduce the signs of aging fast. The procedures themselves take just a few minutes in the office, and the recovery time required after injection is practically zero. While these two factors make injectables very popular, some individuals do experience a few minor side effects after treatment. One of the most common side effects after injections is bruising. Innovations Medical offers some tips to help minimize this common issue.
Tips to Minimize the Risk of Bruising After Injectables
First, see an experienced provider. Dr. Johnson and the staff of Innovations Medical are very experienced in administering dermal fillers and endotoxin injectables. This experience and skill help to reduce the chance of bruising and other effects associated with injections.
Talk About It. Before getting any injectable treatment, sit down with your provider to discuss your skin goals as well as your medical history. During this consultation, we suggest you talk about your health history and mention any medicines or supplements you may take. Also, note that you should even talk to your provider if you're taking over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, because these medications thin the blood, which makes bruising more likely to occur. Taking supplements, such as vitamin E and St. John's Wort, also increases the risk of bruising.
Numbing Cream During and Ice After. If you're concerned about bruising after your injections, ask for a numbing cream to be applied to the treatment area before treatment begins. Numbing creams help reduce bruising by constricting your blood vessels.
After the injections, applying an ice pack to the treated area can help to reduce the risk of bruising, too.
Keep Your Head Up. Elevating your head after your injection can help prevent blood from building up at the injection site. Try sleeping on your back and avoid tilted or leaning forward.
Are you interested in injections from Innovations Medical? Call us at 214-643-8665 today with your questions or to schedule a consultation now.