So, now that you’ve undergone sweat reduction injections, you’ll want to ensure that your result is the best 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 sweat reduction injections.
Following the sweat reduction injection aftercare is an effective way to achieve and maintain a great and long-lasting result.
What should I avoid after sweat reduction injections?
Until the day after your sweat reduction injections, you should avoid:
- Applying deodorant to the treated area.
For the first 24 hours after sweat reduction injections, you should avoid:
- Intense exercise
- Excessive alcohol
How to reduce swelling after sweat reduction injections
Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your sweat reduction 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 sweat reduction injections
If you are worried about bruising from your sweat reduction 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 sweat reduction injections (be careful not to apply any pressure).
What to expect in the first few months after sweat reduction injections
In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling and tenderness. The final result should be visible 2 weeks after your procedure when the sweat reduction injections take effect.
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 2 weeks later to achieve the best result.
You can expect your sweat reduction injections to last for 6-12 months on average. As the treatment wears off, your sweating will gradually return, although it is not uncommon for it to not be as bad compared to before your treatment.
Most patients revisit their sweat reduction injections every 6-12 months on average to maintain their result.
Are there any side effects with sweat reduction injections?
All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.
When performed with skill, caution and care, sweat reduction injection treatment is categorised as a low-risk procedure. You can reduce the risk of side effects by following proper sweat reduction injection aftercare.
While it is unlikely, some sweat reduction 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 sweat reduction injection aftercare important?
No matter if it’s your first sweat reduction injection treatment or your tenth, following the sweat reduction injection aftercare is very important.
Following these aftercare instructions for your sweat reduction treatment is the best way to reduce the chance of side effects and prolong your result.
While these sweat reduction injection aftercare steps may seem minor and trivial, not following them may compromise your result.
We want you to achieve the best result possible, so please, take care.
Sweat reduction injections for problem sweating
Here at Cosmetic Connection, sweat reduction injections are a great option to treat problem sweating.
It is a great option for people who feel embarrassed by their sweating, and who feel that they suffer from unpleasant body odour or can’t wear the clothes they want.
Check out our comprehensive sweat reduction injections page for more information on this procedure.