We all want to look and feel our best, and for many people cosmetic treatments are the answer. However, when it comes to cosmetic treatments, you may have a lot of questions prior to your treatment. If you take prescription medication, you might be wondering if your medication will stop you from getting your chosen treatment, or if a treatment could have a negative interaction with your type of medication. This month, we answer six of the most common questions we get about medication and cosmetic treatments, and show you where to go when you need dermal fillers in Melbourne.  Remember, the best course of action is to book an initial consult with one of our experienced practitioners, and make sure to tell them about any and all medications you are on, so that they can assess your suitability.

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1: Can I Have Anti-Wrinkle injections or Dermal Filler if I Take Medication for High Blood Pressure?

Yes, it is perfectly safe for someone with high blood pressure to have anti-wrinkle injections or dermal filler. People with high blood pressure may also have double chin treatments.

2: Can I Have Dermal Fillers if I Take Heart Medication?

Yes. If you are taking medication for a heart arrythmia, this will not affect your suitability to have dermal fillers.

However, if you are taking medications such as aspirin, warfarin, or clopidogrel, these can make you more prone to bruising following your treatment.

3: Can I Have Anti-Wrinkle Injections when Taking Antibiotics?

Many common antibiotics are safe to use when receiving anti-wrinkle injections.

However, aminoglycoside antibiotics are not recommended for use when receiving anti-wrinkle treatments. This type of antibiotics can potentially increase the strength of the effects of anti-wrinkle injections by impacting the messaging that your muscles receive from your brain. This can mean a stronger paralysis of the affected muscles than intended, and then desirable.

That’s why it is so important to have that initial consultation with one of our treatment professionals, and to bring along any antibiotics that you are taking to the consult. In addition, if you are at all unsure about what antibiotics you are taking, check with our experienced medical practitioners, or contact us.

4: I Take Blood Thinners, Can I Have Anti-Wrinkle Injections?

It is very important that if you are taking blood thinners, (anticoagulants), you do not have anti-wrinkle injections. If you have finished your course of blood thinners, you should allow a minimum of two weeks buffer time before seeking anti-wrinkle injections. Some common pain relief medications that contain ibuprofen and green tea also have a blood thinning effect, so be sure to bring this up at your consultation.

If you are taking blood thinners, it’s essential that you do not start, stop, or change the dosage of your medication without the express advice of your prescribing doctor.

Taking blood thinners may need more consideration with treatment methods and post treatment cares.

Again, remember to tell your practitioner about your blood thinning medication at your initial consultation, even if you have finished your course, as an added precautionary measure. Taking blood thinners may need more consideration with treatment methods and post treatments care.

5: What About Common Vitamins or Supplements?

Good question, but this depends on the type of vitamins or supplements you are taking. That’s why it’s so essential to have an initial consult with one of our medical practitioners. For example, supplements that contain fish oil thin the blood, so your practitioner would need to assess your particular situation to determine your suitability for cosmetic treatments such as anti-wrinkle injections.

6: How Can I Be Sure it’s Safe for Me to Have Anti-Wrinkle Injections or Dermal Filler?

That’s simple: Double check with your trained and skilled practitioner. It’s critical that you book an initial consultation before any cosmetic treatment, because our professional team will work with you to assess your suitability for the treatment you are interested in.

You will be able to talk with your practitioner, let them know about all the medications you are taking, and discuss any concerns that you may have prior to your treatment. This gives you more peace of mind, sets you up for amazing results from your cosmetic treatment, and allows the practitioner to advise you on the right treatment for you, based on all of the information you give them.

Remember: if in doubt, contact our team, or bring it up with your practitioner at your consultation, and rest assured that we will take care of you!

Do You Want Dermal Fillers in Melbourne?

Then it’s time to get in touch with our experienced and team at Cityskin. We are experts in a wide range of cosmetic treatments, including anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler. Our expert team of cosmetic doctors and nurses area fully qualified and trained to conduct your treatments, and to help with your initial consultation, where they will answer all of your specific questions.

If you want to book an initial consult or anti-wrinkle injections today, you can book an appointment with us online at a clinic of your choice. Alternatively, you can chat with us online, and we will be happy to assist!

*The information in this blog article should not be considered medical advice.

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