WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE PROCEDURES
BEFORE THE PROCEDURE
Before the procedure, the doctor conducts a consultation, discussing the client’s expectations and actual possible results, as well as the client’s general health. The doctor asks the client about possible chronic diseases, allergies, medications used, infections, as well as previous beauty treatments.
At the end, the patient’s informed consent form is filled in on the details of the procedures, possible risks and complications.
It is not advised to take blood thinners (such as aspirin) before the procedure.
You cannot come to the procedure in a sick state. with acute respiratory infection, inflammatory disease, or fever.
At the beginning of the procedure, the skin is cleansed and disinfected. We advise you to come to the procedure without cosmetics.
When using botulinum toxin, it is diluted immediately before the procedure and in a very small amount is injected directly into the muscle or subcutaneously, depending on the area to be treated (for example, 3-5 injections are made in the area between the eyebrows). Botulinum toxin is injected with a very thin needle at specific locations in the muscle or subcutaneously. The injections themselves are practically painless and the procedure takes 20-30 minutes.
In the case of fillers, the sterile syringe contains ready-made stabilized hyaluronic acid containing lidocaine, a local anesthetic. In rare cases, there is an allergy to lidocaine, so it is necessary to inform the doctor about the presence of an allergy before the procedure.
IS THE PROCEDURE PAINFUL?
As with any injection, the procedure can be unpleasant and painful. Different areas of the skin have different sensitivities and each patient experiences pain differently. To reduce and alleviate pain sensations, if necessary, we use local anesthetics (cream).
AFTER THE PROCEDURE
– During the first hours after the procedure, the injection site should not be touched and massaged;
– Avoid strenuous physical activity and training for 24 hours after the procedure;
– Stay upright (do not lie down) for 4 hours;
– Avoid drinking alcohol for 24-48 hours;
– Avoid facial massage and physiotherapy for 7 days;
– Avoid visiting the pool and sauna for 24-48 hours;
– Cosmetics can be used in 6-8 hours
– Repeated injection procedures or other cosmetic procedures are contraindicated within 14 days
RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROCEDURE AND POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
AFTER BOTULINTOXIN INJECTIONS:
– Short-term headache may occur after the procedure
– Hemorrhage (bruising) and swelling may form at the injection site
– After injections in the area around the eyes, temporary drooping of the eyelid, the so-called ptosis, may occur. Ptosis can be caused by weakness of the eyelid muscles as a result of botulinum toxin. The problem can be alleviated with special eye drops (iopidine or aproclonidine). All side effects are short-term and transient.
AFTER A FILLER INJECTION, various reactions associated with the use of the drug may occur – for example, swelling, redness, pain, discoloration of the skin and a change in skin sensitivity at the injection site. Usually these phenomena disappear within 1-2 days after injections into the skin and within a week after injections on the lips. If such phenomena persist for more than a week, you must inform your doctor.
CONTRAINDICATIONS FOR PROCEDURES
– Neuromuscular diseases (e.g. myasthenia gravis)
– Oncological diseases
– Liver diseases
– Allergy to drugs
– Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
INTERACTIONS OF BOTULINTOXIN WITH OTHER DRUGS
– Antibiotics of the aminoglycoside series can enhance the effect of botulinum toxin.
– Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) can reduce the effects of botulinum toxin.
– Medicines that thin the blood (aspirin, warfarin) contribute to the occurrence of hemorrhages (bruises).