Post Treatment Guide For Injectables

Post Treatment

What to Expect After Your Injectable Procedure?

Side effects of injectables are relatively minor but may include bruising, swelling, redness or tenderness around the injection site. Side effects from injectables typically resolve within 4-7 days following your treatment for fillers and just 30-60 minutes following Botox. To reduce the impact of side effects we recommend the following:

Botox – Post Treatment Instructions

  • Remain upright, no bending over or reclining for 4 hours
  • Do not exercise or elevate your heart rate after treatment for the remainder of the day
  • Do not massage or scratch the injection sites
  • Avoid makeup for 2 hours after injection
  • We recommend exercising (flexing) the treated muscles every 10 minutes for 1 hour post treatment

Filler – Post Treatment Instructions

  • You may apply cool compresses as needed to reduce swelling for the next 8 hours
  • Gently massage any nodules that may appear during the next 24 hours
  • Avoid prolonged sun or UV exposure for 1 week
  • Avoid makeup for 4 hours

Kybella – Post Treatment Instructions

  • No exercise and avoid salty foods for 48 hours post treatment.
  • To allow for intended inflammatory process and proper healing, avoid NSAIDS or other inflammatories such as Ibuprofen or Motrin.
  • Tylenol may be used as directed for relief of any discomfort.
  • Elevate the head above the level of the heart to assist with the decrease in swelling.

When Should I Expect to See Results?

Typically, Elan Skin clients do not experience immediate results from injectable treatments, but many of our clients will see noticeable changes in a short time frame following their procedure. For Botox/Dysport injections, it is most common for our customers to see “final results” in 7-10 days following their treatment. For filler, results are immediate – although you may experience minor swelling. For Kybella injections, it’s common to see final results up to 8 weeks following the treatment.

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