23rd August 2022

Preparing for Your First Anti-Wrinkle or Dermal Filler Treatment

If you’ve made a booking for your first anti-wrinkle or dermal filler treatment, you may be wondering about the steps you should take prior to visiting the clinic. Whilst these treatments are both safe and effective, there is a risk of temporary bruising/swelling. By taking a few precautionary measures you can look forward to achieving the best possible results with minimal side effects. Here are a few of our top recommendations to help you get the most out of your next treatment at Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane. 

Preparing for Your Anti-Wrinkle Treatment 

The chances of bruising can be reduced by avoiding the below for a few days prior to your treatment: 

  • Sources of omega 3 (fish oil) e.g., dietary supplements or fatty fish 
  • Taking aspirin or paracetamol (unless required for a medical condition)  
  • Taking blood thinners (seek approval from your GP first)

Bear in mind that minor bruising can still occur, so you may wish to schedule your appointment at least two weeks in advance of any special occasions you have coming up. The formula is active for around 7-14 days post treatment and bruising or swelling can occur during this time. Rest assured that most bruising clears up within 2-3 days, and you will soon be enjoying a beautiful, renewed facial appearance.  

Preparing for Your Dermal Fillers Appointment 

It is important that you refrain from consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours prior to your appointment, as alcohol can have an anticoagulant effect which increases the incidence of bruising.  

Speak with your GP to determine whether you can temporarily stop taking any supplements or medications which may increase the risk of bruising. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (e.g. aspirin, Ibuprofen, Nuprin) should be stopped if possible. Herbal supplements including fish oil, ginseng and ginkgo should also be stopped.  

If you frequently experience cold sores, please mention this to a member of staff. Dermal filler treatment can sometimes trigger an outbreak, so you should be prepared for this possibility.  

Other Helpful Tips 

1. Do Your Research

Before deciding on a cosmetic services provider, make sure you take the time to research their qualifications, reviews and methodology. It is important that you feel comfortable and confident in their ability to achieve your desired results. At Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane, all treatments are overseen by a qualified GP sub-specialising in injectables. We put quality above all else, with each treatment tailored for the individual.  

2. Ask Questions 

Don’t be afraid to bring along a list of questions, particularly if this is your first time getting a cosmetic treatment. Our team will be more than happy to advise you about the process and answer any questions you may have.  

3. Avoid Make-up 

Make-up will need to be removed before cosmetic injections are administered. It is best to avoid wearing make-up on the day of your appointment.  

Visit Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane Today 

Side effects from cosmetic treatments are minimal and temporary, but by taking the above precautions you can look forward to a great experience and minimise the incidence of bruising. If you are interested in anti-wrinkle or dermal filler treatments, please book an appointment at Cosmetic Doctor Brisbane today by calling 07 3200 6191.