The only thing that we recommend after anti-wrinkle injections is not to rub the area too much for a couple of hours after injection. We don’t want to spread the product inadvertently to areas where we don’t want it to go. Your anti-wrinkle injections are placed with precision in carefully selected areas so don’t rub it. We wouldn’t recommend having a facial on the day of having injections for the same reason.
Common anti-wrinkle myths
There are a lot of myths surrounding anti-wrinkle injections without much good evidence to support in. In 6 years of injecting experience these are the most common questions I get asked about anti-wrinkle injection aftercare:
Can I do exercise after anti-wrinkle injections?
Yes. To be honest, in 5 years of performing cosmetic injections I have never seen any problems with people exercising after injections
Can I drink alcohol after anti-wrinkle injections?
Yes, you can drink alcohol on the evening of injections
Can I lie down after anti-wrinkle injections?
Yes you can. There is no evidence to say that you can’t lie down or sleep after treatment so go ahead!
What does it look like on the day of anti-wrinkle treatment?
In the video below, Dr Brown discusses what the skin looks like on the day of treatment, in 24 hours, and when the anti-wrinkle treatment is working fully. On the day of treatment, after anti-wrinkle treatment, there is slight redness around the injection points but this settles after about 30 mins. When we treat the crows feet area you may notice tiny raised bumps for about 30 mins. This is where we have injected superficially under the skin in the crows feet area to reduce bruising. These little bumps are due to the small amount of fluids that we have injected and this will settle down within 30 minutes.