Avoiding and managing swelling and bruising:
Things to avoid for 7 days prior to, and 2 days after your procedure:
Alcohol, Celery, Tumeric, Fish/krill oils, St Johns Wort, Vitamin E, Flaxseed oils, Omega-3, Ginseng, Ginko, Glucosamine, Garlic tablets. Also avoid NSAIDs and aspirin EXCEPT if these are prescribed by another doctor. DO NOT stop prescribed aspirin, anti-inflammatories or medications without consulting your regular doctor!
Take Arnica tablets as per the instructions on the bottle 5-7 days prior to your procedure.
After your procedure:
Ice at least 10 minutes every hour after your procedure. Continue regular icing until the swelling subsides. Dr Trinity provides an instant icepack for you to use immediately after the procedure for your journey home.
Applying Arnica cream 4-5 times per day can assist with dispersing any bruising. Dr Trinity stocks Arnica After Balm specifically designed for dermal filler aftercare, available for $17.95, alternatively many health food stores also stock generic Arnica preparations. Haemorrhoid cream is also said to be effective!
Consider staged treatments! Smaller volumes often result in less bruising and swelling, often providing a more natural progression of enhancement, higher levels of symmetry overall and less incidence of migration.
Subtle lip enhancement can often be achieved with 0.5ml. More dramatic enhancement may require anywhere from 0.8ml to 1.5ml, however higher volumes should always be staged for best outcomes.
Jawline contouring almost always requires ~3ml dermal filler (approx 1ml each angle of jaw and 1ml chin).
Cheek filler is highly variable. Generally 1ml across both cheeks provides only a very subtle change. 2ml (1ml per cheek) provides a more noticable result and it is not uncommon for for a client to require 3 or even 4ml for a more dramatic result.
Treating Nasolabial lines may require several approaches, depending on your anatomy. It is almost always better to start with the midface and then "work down" for the best result.
If you have ANY concerns at all about your dermal filler procedure, or are concerned you may have a complication, please Text Dr Trinity on 0476 561 989 with a photo and your concern (Including after hours)