3. Before your injection
On the day of your treatment, you will be able to discuss all possible complications and go through any last-minute questions. You will have to sign the Informed Consent Form before starting the procedure. (34,35)
To minimise the risk of bruising at the injection sites, you should avoid taking high doses of vitamin E, aspirin, anti-coagulants and anti-inflammatory drugs for a week prior to your appointment. However, ask your practitioner for advice before interrupting any chronic treatment. (21-24,35,37)
For optimal results, our pre-procedure cosmetic skincare products are recommended to help strengthen your skin and enhance moisture retention. You should begin using these products one month before your procedure. (38)
Just prior to your treatment, alcohol or antiseptic will be used to clean the skin. Depending on your preferences and the area being treated, you may be given a topical anaesthetic to numb the area before the injection. Many of our fillers also contain lidocaine, a mild anaesthetic which helps minimise discomfort during and after treatment. (34,35)
Your practitioner may choose to take photographs for a “before and after” comparison of the treatment effects. These photographs will also be useful for any future procedures.