• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG

8 Best Tips on How to Prevent Bruising After Wrinkle reduction treatment

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Injectable wrinkle treatments such as Wrinkle reduction treatment , Restylane and Juvederm are some of the best ways to get rid of furrows and lines. However, one of the most common side effects of these treatments is bruising. This occurs when capillaries are punctured, causing blood to leak in the surrounding areas.

But the good news is that there are effective ways to minimize and even prevent bruising. Here are the 10 effective ways you can do.

Tip #1: Refrain from NSAIDs and related products.
NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) and Aspirin are potent ‘bruisers’. How they work? They are blood thinners, which causes more bleeding in your blood vessels are damaged. This results to further bruising of the area. Due to NSAIDs effect of thinning the blood, it stuns platelets from sealing off little capillaries that are punctured during the treatment. Avoid these drugs at least one week before your Wrinkle reduction treatment . If you want to take pain medication, better take Tylenol as an alternative.

Tip #2: Avoid Vitamin E, Green Tea and Herbal Supplements
Certain herbal supplements such as St. John’s Wart, Red Yeast, Garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, Fish oil, Ginseng, Flaxseed Oil and Green Tea, as well as Vitamin E have mild blood thinning effects and can increase the likelihood of bruising. Specifically, green tea extract is known to have potent ‘blood thinning effect’ so better lessen, if not, avoid taking these supplement before getting any injectable wrinkle treatments.

Tip #3: Avoid Alcohol
Like Aspirin and NSAIDs, alcohol and wine also have some mild anti-coagulation effects. This will increase the chance of bruising in the area. Better avoid alcohol before and the after 24 hours of your treatment.

Tip #4: Apply cold compress
Cold applied to skin will constrict blood vessels, making the blood vessels smaller in diameter. This will lower the chances of the needle hitting capillaries. In addition, the cold sensation will provide a numbing effect so you’ll feel less pain. Apply cold compress on the area before and after your injection.

Tip #5: No strenuous exercise after the treatment
Damaged capillaries require two things to heal themselves – your platelets and a relaxed blood flow. Physical activity or exercise can cause rapid pumping of the heart, leading to increase in blood pressure and blood flow, including the capillaries damaged during the treatment.

Tip #6: Protect the treated area from UV rays
Avoid excessive sun exposure after initial redness and swelling have resolved. Make sure you use proper sunscreen to protect the treated area. When walking outdoors, wear a hat.

Tip #7: Use numbing cream
Your injector can apply numbing cream 30 minutes prior to the treatment to help prevent bruising and help lessen the pain from injection. This creams have vaso-constricting effect that makes blood vessels smaller.

Tip #8: Look for a qualified injector
This advice may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s best to err on the side of caution. There are numerous unqualified injectors that offer extremely low prices. Be very caution getting Wrinkle reduction treatment or dermal filler injections from these clinics as they tend to use counterfeit products.

What to Do If You Bruise

If you still bruise, keep applying cold compress on the area. A superior quality concealer will be very useful to hide the bluish spots. Next, you can take Bromelain or Arnica pill as directed by your injector.

Skin Hampshire is a recommended clinic for Wrinkle reduction treatment in Basingstoke. So, whether you decide to get the facial lift or the get the wrinkles between your brows vanished, take your time, get your research and put in your trust in the leading Wrinkle reduction treatment clinic in Basingstoke Hampshire

Wrinkle reduction treatment After Care Advice

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What You Can Do To Avoid Wrinkle reduction treatment Side Effects

Getting Wrinkle reduction treatment is easy and might not be time consuming but you need to have constant vigilance in order to keep the Wrinkle reduction treatment maintained. Following these Wrinkle reduction treatment aftercare tips will minimize or prevent most side effects:

Know your specialist:

Make sure your specialist is very experienced at Wrinkle reduction Injections and is a respected medical professional. Some disreputable skin clinics have reportedly administered injections that were over- or under-diluted with saline. Not only this many of the patients who came to us have reported scammers using counterfeit solutions that didn’t contain Wrinkle reduction treatment at all resulting in a less than pleasant experience for the customers. Therefore before making the decision to get Wrinkle reduction treatment done, consult to a friend or someone who has already experienced or has been through the whole process. Having a little caution ensures that you don’t get hurt. Talk to the consultants at Skin Hampshire as well. 


This is one of the most vital of Wrinkle reduction treatment aftercare advice. Do tell your specialist about any medications or prescriptions you maybe using even if they are vitamins, herbal preparations or any other supplements that you take, since some combination of these supplements with Wrinkle reduction treatment could cause serious side effects. It’s especially important to tell us about having taken any injected antibiotics, muscle relaxants, allergy or cold medicines and or sleep medicines.

Post Wrinkle reduction treatment Checks:

Try to exercise your treated muscles for the 1st hour after your Wrinkle reduction treatment . Simple facial gestures like frowning or raising your eyebrows up and down or simply squinting a few times alone will cause plenty of exercise for your face. This will work to extend the injection into your muscles properly. Although this helps the Wrinkle reduction treatment procedure’s final outcome, it doesn’t impact your treatment adversely if you forget to.

Don’t resort to spa or gym centers:

Wrinkle reduction treatment may cause temporary itchiness on your face. This is normal as your skin adjusts to the treatment. In this period, do not have a facial, nor a rub down or massage in the treated areas for upto 24-48 hours after the treatment is over.

Do not also lie down or do strenuous exercise for up to 3 hours after treatment. Also, avoid any exposure to a sauna, hot tub or tanning area for 4 hours.

Avoid Self Medication:

Please be aware that some patients experience a mild headache after the Wrinkle reduction treatment . Don’t panic. Consulting with your doctor is best however if you can’t get in touch with your specialist, a simple Paracetamol can help soothe the pain.

Avoid taking Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Nurofen or other anti- inflammatory medication as this may increase bruising. Best is to avoid any kind of self – medication as such may aggravate your side effects.

Seeing Marks On Your Skin, Don’t Worry:

Any tiny bumps or marks or redness on your face will go away usually within a couple of hours after your Wrinkle reduction treatment . There is a small risk of bruising. Use make up to cover up your bruises if this does occur and know that it’s temporary.

  • Follow your practitioner’s pre and post-injection instructions very carefully.
  • Report all side effects, especially those that are bothering you or won’t go away.
  • Follow your consultant’s pre and post instructions very carefully.
  • Report all side effects, especially those that are bothering you or won’t go away.

Please Note: The Information provided here is for your reference purposes only. Please consult us for wrinkle reduction treatment in Basingstoke if you require any medical advice regarding WRINKLE REDUCTION TREATMENT or Cosmetic Treatments.