Aftercare Guide: Muscle-Slimming Injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone muscle-slimming injections, you’ll want to ensure that it 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 muscle-slimming injections.

    Following the muscle-slimming injection aftercare is an effective way to achieve and maintain a great and long-lasting result.


    What should I avoid after muscle-slimming injections?

    Until the day after your muscle-slimmingg injections, you should avoid:

    • Applying pressure to the injection sites

    For the first 24 hours after muscle-slimming injections, you should avoid:

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking


    How to reduce swelling after muscle-slimming injections

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your muscle-slimming injections:

    • Avoid hot environments for 48 hours. This includes hot showers, saunas and sitting out in the sun.
    • 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 treatment.


    How to reduce bruising after muscle-slimming injections

    If you are worried about bruising from your muscle-slimming 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 muscle-slimming injections (be careful not to apply any pressure).


    What to expect in the first few months after muscle-slimming injections

    In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling and tenderness. The final result should be visible 6 weeks after your procedure when the swelling fully subsides and the muscles slim down.

    If it is your first treatment, or if the result from your previous treatment has worn off before you come back for another session, there is a small chance that you will need a second session 6 weeks later to achieve the best result.

    You can expect your muscle-slimming injections to look great for 6-12 months on average. Your muscles will gradually return to their pre-treatment size over time.

    Most patients revisit their muscle-slimming injections every 6-12 months on average to maintain their result.


    Are there any side effects with muscle-slimming injections?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

    When performed with skill, caution and care, muscle-slimming injection treatment is categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper muscle-slimming injection aftercare.

    While it is unlikely, some muscle-slimming injection treatment side effects that you may experience include:

    • Skin redness that will gradually improve in the first few days.
    • Bruising which has about a <5% risk and is usually mild.
    • Mild swelling around the injection sites.


    Why is muscle-slimming injection aftercare important?

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

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

    While these muscle-slimming injection 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.


    Muscle-slimming injections for muscular features

    Here at Cosmetic Connection, muscle-slimming injections are a great treatment option to improve the appearance of over-developed, muscular features.

    It is a great option to achieve a slimmer contour.

    Check out our comprehensive muscle-slimming injections page for more information on this procedure.

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