Cosmetic Treatments can help you feel like your most confident self. However, more complex procedures such as platelet rich plasma, threads and fillers, can require a little downtime before you’ll look your absolute best.
Bruising is common after some cosmetic treatments, especially if they involve the eye, lip or neck areas. These are our top 3 tips for reducing downtime associated with cosmetic treatments:
1. Tell your treating doctor what medications or supplements you’re taking
Some prescription and treatments and non-prescription supplements can increase your likelihood of bruising. These include simple remedies suxh as:
- Vitamin E
- Omega 3
- Horse radish
- St John’s Wort; and
- Gingko biloba
It may be best to stop taking these 10 days prior to a cosmetic procedure but we would recommend speaking to your treating doctor also for individual advice.
2. Be proactive in preventing bruising
Some people have found the homeopathic remedy Arnica useful in reducing swelling and bruising, if taken a few days before and after their treatment.
3. Actively treat established bruising
After your procedure, hirudoid cream may help any established bruising to resolve more quickly. As soon as you suspect that you have bruised following a cosmetic treatment, begin applying hirudoid cream to affected areas every eight to 12 hours.