What Do I Need to Know Before Having Injectables?

Bioremodeller face

Cosmetic Injectables are a medical procedure with Risks

Cosmetic injectables are a medical procedure, which needs to be prescribed by an authorised practitioner, including a Medical Doctor or a Nurse . It is imperative that you ensure your practitioner is qualified and experienced to perform your desired treatment.

The results will be based on who is doing your treatment as well as the product and dosage used and the placement. All treatments have associated risks, however, risks can be associated with the product as well as the person who performs the treatment. If the person treating you lacks adequate qualification, experience or knowledge, this can increase your risk of adverse events

What is your budget?

It is good to go into your consultation with a ballpark budget. This will help your injector to find the best way to achieve the results you would like and also to help set your expectations.

What are your expectations?

It’s important to have realistic expectations of what you will receive. Patients may bring in inspiration photos of their favourite and often filtered celebrity. Images are helpful for your injector as it can give us an idea of the aesthetic you are going for with a nose, jawline, cheeks or or lips. We can, also enhance your own natural features or approach only from an antiageing perspective. It is important to be realistic about what is achievable. Your practitioner will discuss this with you

What should I do before and after my injections?

Bruising is the most common side effect of any injection so  in order to minimise bruising, it is suggested that medications and supplements that thin the blood be ceased up to 7 days prior to treatment.  This includes fish oil, aspirin, ibuprofen and alcohol. This may not prevent bruising all together however, it will reduce the severity. If planning on having the Covid vaccination or Booster, it is recommended to wait 2 weeks before having any injectable treatment. Delayed inflammatory reactions following COVID-19 vaccination have been reported, including excessive swelling to treated areas. 

Once you have had your treatment, skin cleanliness will be paramount. Avoiding make up for 24 hours post treatment is essential to reduce your risk of infection as well as avoiding any dental work for 2 weeks post treatment. Dental work, including cleaning, releases bacteria into your mouth which travels to your bloodstream. As fillers are considered a foreign substance in the body, this increases the risk of infections.

How long will my treatment last?

This will depend on if you had anti-wrinkle injections or dermal fillers or skinboosters or biostimulator or bioremodeller or PRP. As a general guide anti-wrinkle injections last between four to five months, while dermal fillers last anywhere from six to 18 months. There are also other factors that affect the longevity of the results, these include where on the face it was placed, the product used, the quantity or dose used and if you have a fast metabolism.