Facial fillers are an excellent solution for those who want to turn back the hands of time without going under the knife. Whether it is a neuromodulator like Botox or a filler such as Juvederm, facial injections are a quick and relatively painless procedure that requires no social downtime. However, if your “social” time involves a hard or strenuous workout, you need to know the consequences.
After getting a facial filler treatment, it is recommended that you wait at least 24 to 48 hours before your resume exercise. What does cardio or weight lifting have to do with your recent facial rejuvenation treatment? The reason patients are advised to hold off on exercise is to reduce bruising. Many people turn to fillers due to their ability to provide effective results in a highly discreet process. In other words, you won’t have to hide behind closed doors after your treatment like you would if you had just undergone plastic surgery. The only thing that could ruin this perk is heavy bruising at the injection site.
Most aesthetic professionals, such as those at Olansky Dermatology Associates, have perfected their injection techniques to virtually eliminate facial bruising and swelling. However, when the tiny needle is injected beneath the intricate skin tissues of the face, it can rupture small blood vessels along the way. These blood vessels can heal and recovery quickly, but if you exercise and get your heart rate up, they could become more visible and result in delayed bruising after your treatment. Therefore, it is best to keep your blood pressure down as best you can, and let your facial rejuvenation products go to work.
If you want to take extra measures to reduce the likelihood of bruising, you can also follow a few tips before your injection therapy. Patients should stop taking aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, Advil or Aleve one week before your treatment and avoid taking St. John’s Wort or Vitamin E two to three days prior to your appointment.
If you do notice any bruising or swelling, use a cold compress on the area to minimize it. Most bruising is slight and can be easily concealed with makeup. To learn more about our non-invasive wrinkle treatments at Olansky Dermatology Associates, please call us today.