How to Prepare For Your MedSpa Appointment

A couple of great advantages to non-invasive MedSpa procedures at Synergy Plastic Surgery, such as cosmetic injectables like Botox and Dermal Fillers, is that they require little downtime and even less preparation! If you are interested in coming in for your treatment sooner rather than later, rest assured that you can follow your normal daily routine before coming in for your appointment – just be sure to follow a few important guidelines that we’ve listed below to maximize your great results!

Do think about your aesthetic goals. Make sure you take some time to think about what you want your outcome to look like! Communication with your injector is key, therefore it vital that you come in with a ground plan and clearly articulate your treatment goals to your injector. It can also be beneficial to provide your injector with inspiration photos. This can include photos of their previous work, desirable looks you’ve come across, or even a photo of yourself where you love your appearance! This allows your injector to have a reference point.

Do stay hydrated and maintain a healthy diet prior to your appointment. Maintaining your health and hydration can not only keep wrinkles at bay while maintaining moisturization, but it can even increase the longevity of your dermal fillers! This is because fillers are composed of ingredients that thrive off of water in our tissues such as collagen and hyaluronic acid. Furthermore, moisturized skin better maintains its elasticity, preserving bright and youthful results.

Do cross check your vitamins and supplements. Medicines or supplements that can thin your blood can lead to an increase in bruising and swelling. These can include common supplements such as vitamin E, fish oil, and ginseng until after your appointment. If you aren’t sure, our advanced injectors and medical staff can always advise you on what is or is not recommended prior to your treatment!

Do snap a selfie prior to your treatment. Having a photo to compare your results to can be helpful to evaluate your results, as well as allow you to remember what you looked like before your injectable treatment! This will allow you to see what improvements have been made afterward and can help tailor a plan of action for future treatments.

Don’t take NSAID pain relief products such as ibuprofen or aspiring. This can include products such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, etc. It is advisable that you avoid these products for about a week prior to your appointment because, as previously mentioned, blood thinners can increase your chance of visible bruising.

Don’t exercise after your appointment. Exercise causes your heart rate to inevitably increase. Getting your blood pumping after an injectable treatment can lead to a higher risk of bruising or swelling. This is because too much activity places pressure on blood vessels, consequently causing bruising. Furthermore, exercising right afterward your treatment may lead to bruising, migration of the dermal filler or neurotoxin, and can even affect the longevity of your results.

Don’t drink alcohol. Alcohol is a blood thinner and, as previously mentioned, blood thinners increase your chances of developing bruises. The effect of alcohol on your aesthetic results can happen for quite a few days after you’ve consumed alcohol, therefore it is advisable to wait for three days before drinking.

Don’t plan any important social events after your treatment. As with any cosmetic procedure, noninvasive procedures can result in temporary light bruising and swelling after treatment. It is advised that patients allow between 10 to 14 days for any side effects to fade and your final results to settle. If you have an important or big event to attend, it is best to schedule your treatment ahead of time with ample time for recovery.

Do be open to your injector’s suggestions. At Synergy Plastic Surgery, you will be working with a skilled, experienced, and thoroughly trained nurse injector who will go over your needs carefully at the time of your complimentary consultation. Our nurse injectors can recommend the best plan of action to achieve your aesthetic goals! At Synergy, our medical staff aims to help you achieve brighter, youthful, and natural results.

At Synergy Plastic Surgery, your skin is the canvas on which your beauty begins. Whether you are already one of our plastic surgery patients or you would like to look younger and more vibrant without surgery, Synergy MedSpa in Austin offers advanced med spa and skin care treatments to help you accomplish your goals. Men and women visit us for a variety of convenient, affordable, minimally invasive facial rejuvenation options. Call (512) 244-1444 or book your treatment online today, and unlock your personalized Synergy Experience!

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