Aftercare Guide: Collagen Stimulating Injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone collagen stimulating injections, you’ll want to ensure that your result looks great for as long as possible.

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, we believe that patient education is one of the most important parts of your treatment journey. While the procedure may be minor and non-surgical, it is vital that you know how to make the most of your treatment by carefully adhering to the aftercare instructions for your collagen stimulating injections.

    Following the collagen stimulating injections aftercare is an effective way to achieve and maintain a great and long-lasting result.


    What should I avoid after collagen stimulating injections?

    Until the day after your collagen stimulating injection injections, you should avoid:

    • Applying makeup
    • Lying down with pressure on your face (try to sleep on your back)

    For the first 24 hours after collagen stimulating injections, you should avoid:

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking

    For the first 7 days after your treatment, you should avoid:

    • Applying firm pressure to your face
    • Massaging the treated area (unless advised by to do so)


    How to reduce swelling after collagen stimulating injections

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your collagen stimulating injections:

    • Avoid hot environments until the swelling has resolved. This includes hot showers, saunas and sitting out in the sun.
    • You can take an antihistamine on the day of your treatment, as long as you are medically suitable.
    • Avoid touching, scratching or picking at the skin of the treated areas.
    • Gently apply a wrapped ice pack intermittently (10 minutes on, 10 minutes off) for the first 4 hours after your collagen stimulating injections.


    How to reduce bruising after collagen stimulating injections

    If you are worried about bruising from your collagen stimulating injections, consider following these steps:

    • Avoid excessive alcohol for 24 hours
    • Avoid intense exercise for the first day
    • Gently apply a wrapped cold pack intermittently for the first few hours after your c collagen stimulating injections (be careful not to apply any pressure).

    If you have bruising after your collagen stimulating injections, you can cover it with makeup the day after your injections.


    What to expect in the first few months after collagen stimulating injections

    You can look forward to enjoying an immediate improvement in your appearance after your  collagen stimulating injections.

    In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling and tenderness. The final result will be visible after 12 weeks after the treatment stimulates the development of new collagen fibres.

    If it is your first treatment, there is a small chance that you will notice a slight drop in the visible result over the first few months. In such cases, a second treatment can be performed to achieve an even better and more stable result. A conservative approach to collagen stimulating injections is critical, as while temporary, they are not reversible.

    You can expect your result to look great for 12-24 months, and occasionally even longer. Your body will gradually break down the injected product over this time, however the new collagen fibres can last for many years.

    Most patients revisit collagen stimulating injections every 12-24 months to maintain their result.


    Are there any side effects with collagen stimulating injections?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

    When performed with skill, caution and care, collagen stimulating injections are categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper collagen stimulating injection aftercare.

    While it is unlikely, some collagen stimulating injection side effects that you may experience include:

    • Skin redness that will gradually improve in the first few days.
    • Bruising which has about a 5-10% risk and can be covered with makeup.
    • Mild swelling that may make your face appear slightly over-corrected for the first 1-3 days.

    If you ever notice any rashes or skin discolouration after a collagen stimulating injection, it is important that you get in touch with us for an assessment. You can send a photo of your concerns using our contact form.


    Why is Collagen stimulating injection aftercare important?

    No matter if it’s your first collagen stimulating injection treatment or your tenth, following the collagen stimulating injection aftercare is very important.

    Following these aftercare instructions for collagen stimulating injections is the best way to care for your new look, reduce the chance of side effects and prolong your result.

    While these aftercare steps may seem minor and trivial, not following them may compromise your result.

    We want you to achieve the best result possible and love your new look, so please, take care.


    Collagen stimulating injections at Cosmetic Connection

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, collagen stimulating injection is one of our most popular treatments, and a favourite among our clinical team.

    It is a great option to achieve a natural-looking, long-lasting improvement in your appearance and to signs of ageing attributable to volume and collagen loss. Collagen stimulating injections can be used in most areas of the face, including the forehead, temples, cheeks, chin and jawline.

    Check out our comprehensive collagen stimulating injection page for more information on this treatment.

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