Pre Treatment Stop

Always consult your GP or Consultant if Medication is Prescribed, Warfarin or other anticoagulant therapy will also increase the risk of bruising but you should continue to take this medication as prescribed.

  • 3 Days Aspirin is a blood thinner may result in increased bruising
  • 3 Days Anti-inflammatory Pain Medication eg Ibuprofen, increased risk of bruising 
  • 7 Days Omega 3 or Fish Oil Supplements, increased risk of bruising 
  • 7 Days High Dose Vitamin E, increased risk of bruising 
  • 14 Days St John’s Wort, increased risk of bruising

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Before commencing any over the counter treatment always check with your GP or Consultant to ensure that this will not interact with prescribed medicines

Begin Taking

  • 7-14 Days Arnica Montana Tablets to Prevent Bruising
  • 5 Days Severe Cold Sore History Prescription for Acyclovir Tablets 
  • 3 Days Cold Sore History use Acyclovir Cream AM & PM

Eating Pineapple can also help it
contains Bromelain which helps the body to clear metabolic waste & heal faster.

Avoid alcohol


Drink Alcohol pre treatment for at least 48 hours.  Alcohol has a blood thinning effect & will give you a greater risk of bleeding & bruising which can lead to further complications from swelling.  

Bruising can be extensive & take anything for 7-10 days to resolve, rarely several weeks to resolve, particularly in delicate areas of the face such as eye & lip area.


Your face will be thoroughly cleaned & to prevent infection a product called Clinisept will be used to disinfect the skin, however, modern makeup is designed to last longer on the face and cover imperfections by sitting in the pores.  

It is impossible to guarantee complete remove of all traces of make-up, which can increase the risk of bio-film infections which may not be evident until several weeks or months later, requiring steroid & antibiotic therapy.


Exercise increases the blood flow around the body, and whilst this has a positive effect upon your overall health & well-being including a positive impact on blood pressure, the increased blood flow can contribute to higher risk of bruising.

Post Treatment if bruised

Bruising is a normal, but undesirable risk of all injectable treatments & can be minimised by following the pre-treatment advice, if it does occur it can be managed by following the following technique.

Ice packs can be used for 10 minutes per hour for as long as required, ensure that you do not put the ice directly onto the skin use a clean tissue or thin cloth to wrap around the ice pack.  Using Arnica cream post procedure is helpful, apply to the affected area 2-3 times a day, use until the bruise has faded.


As advised by your practitioner, clinically produced cover-up makeup is especially useful immediately after your procedure as long as this is applied with clean hands and is single use, it is safe.  You cannot use your own makeup as you will be at risk of infection for 8-24 hours, you can resume using your usual makeup after 24 hours.

Washing your skin in tepid water is advisable you shouldn’t use hot water, you can use your usual skincare as long as it does not contain acids which exfoliate or lighten the skin or Retinols, avoid these for 48 hours.


It is vital that you are fully aware of the risks, and before your treatment your Practitioner will discuss this rare, very serious complication.  You must observe the treatment area for early signs which can include…

  • Pain this is not always present
  • Rash, can be mistaken for bruising 
  • Loss of Circulation
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You should read the full guide and report concerns immediately to your Practitioner who can be reached 24 hours a day.


Following treatment you may experience, swelling, bruising & oedema, these effects can last several hours to several days.  Once the swelling has subsided the result is more evident, and depending upon which filler has been injected you may have to wait up to 4 weeks for this to settle fully before assessing your requirements for further treatment.


Side effects usually resolve within a few hours post treatment

  • Swelling, particularly in the lips or mouth area is usual, Ice packs can be used for 10 minutes per hour for as long as required, ensure that you do not put the ice directly onto the skin use a clean tissue or thin cloth to wrap around the ice pack.
  • Other effects including, Tyndall (a bluish tint), migration of filler, numbness, itching, cold sores and Oedema are covered in detail on the aftercare document.  you should always report any unusual side effects to your Practitioner.


Serious side-effects are rare but it is important that you alert your practitioner as soon as possible.  You can reach your Practitioner 24 Hours a day

Please report any pain or unusual rash immediatly, Hyaluronic Acid Filler and Skinbooster administration can result in anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) which in itself is life threatening and requires immediate medical attention. Symptoms of a severe allergic reaction can include shortness of breath, wheezing, coughing, difficulty swallowing, swelling of the tongue, eyelids, lips, hoarseness of the voice, stomach pain, nausea or diarrhoea.

If you have any of the above symptoms please report to your nearest Accident and Emergency Department or call 999 for an ambulance.


Botox treatment will not be fully settled in the first 14 days, massage or facials could result in the toxin migrating into adjacent muscles causing side-effects by weakening muscles.  Muscles which have been affected by migration of the toxin will remain affected for at least 6 weeks and up to the full duration of the treatment and cannot be reversed.

You should also avoid swimming, saunas & steam rooms for 48 hours.

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