Dysport is readily used to treat different issues, but more commonly used as an anti-aging tool. Though they provide quick results, a side effect is bruising for some people. Especially if you have sensitive skin or know you are prone to bruising, consider the steps below that we at Skin and Body Refinery provided below to help avoid post treatment bruising.
What Should You Not Do Before Dysport?
Blood Thinners should be Avoided. Medications like Aspirin or NSAIDs such as Motrin, Advil, Naproxen, or Ibuprofen and supplements including St. John’s Wort, turmeric, vitamin E, garlic, or oils high in omega-3 fatty acids are all blood thinners. If possible, these blood thinners should be stopped at least one to two weeks before treatment, preferably.
Slowing platelets or weakening the blood clotting effects of the vitamin K in your blood is how blood thinners work. Because of this, the overall chance of bleeding and bruising even from minor scrapes or wounds increases. Before stopping any regular medication or supplements, consult with your doctor. Rest assured that any potential bruising is only temporary if you are on medication such as Warfarin for cardiovascular issues or are unable to stop taking your medication per your doctor’s instructions.
Stay Away from Alcohol. You increase the risk of bruising due to the rise in blood flow if you drink alcohol, which is a vasodilator that causes your blood vessels to relax and open. To help stave off any chances of bruising, you should be avoiding alcohol for 24 hours before and after your treatment.
What to Expect After Dysport Injections?
Arnica. Arnica, derived from the Arnica Montana herb is a natural remedy for pain and bruising for centuries and is available as both oral tablets and topical ointments. Most pharmacies, natural supplement stores, and homeopathic shops carry it. Try to take it 4-5 days before and after your procedure and follow the label’s directions.
Indulge in Pineapple. The juice and stem of pineapple contain an enzyme called Bromelain that can help greatly reduce the severity and duration of a bruise. Treat yourself to a slice or some pure pineapple juice after your treatment. Try a Bromelain supplement if not pineapple isn’t your favorite.
Ice the Injection Site. It’s always a good idea to grab an ice pack and apply it to the area. Slowing the flow of blood to the site of injection, the cold will constrict blood vessels. Slowing the blood flow will reduce the risk of bruising since a bruise is simply bleeding under the skin. Before the procedure is done, it may also be a good idea to apply an ice pack to the area. You can alleviate any discomfort resulting from the needles by numbing the area.
Put Off Extreme Exercise. You can almost instantly return to your daily activities with Dysport. You’ll need to skip your trip to the gym or nightly run for a few days, however. Being great for your health is the increase in blood flow you experience, it can contribute to bruiser. Your capillaries and blood vessels rest and recuperate when you pause on your exercise routine. You don’t have to stop altogether, instead of the intense job, consider a nice walk or even a leisurely bike ride.