Aftercare Guide: Trapezius Neck Slimming Injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

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    So, now that you’ve undergone trapezius neck slimming 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 trapezius neck slimming injections.

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


    What should I avoid after trapezius neck slimming injections?

    Until the day after your trapezius neck slimming injections, you should avoid:

    • Wearing tight clothing that places pressure on the injection sites

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

    • Intense exercise
    • Excessive alcohol
    • Smoking


    How to reduce swelling after trapezius neck slimming injections

    Here are some great ways you can minimise any swelling from your trapezius neck slimming 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 your neck.


    How to reduce bruising after trapezius neck slimming injections

    If you are worried about bruising from your trapezius neck 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 neck slimming (be careful not to apply any pressure).

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


    What to expect in the first few months after neck slimming injections

    After trapezius neck slimming injections, the result will be seen 6 weeks after your treatment.

    In the first few days, there may be some mild swelling and tenderness. This will quickly resolve on its own.

    You can expect your result to look great for 6-9 months on average. A small number of people need more than one session to achieve a noticeable improvement in the appearance of their neck.


    Are there any side effects with trapezius neck slimming injections?

    All cosmetic medical procedures have potential side effects.

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

    While it is unlikely, some trapezius neck slimming side effects that you may experience include:

    • Skin redness that will gradually improve in the first few days.
    • Bruising which has a less than 5% risk and can be covered with makeup.

    There is also a rare risk of temporary neck muscle and shoulder weakness.


    Why is trapezius neck slimming injection aftercare important?

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

    Following these aftercare instructions for trapezius neck slimming 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 neck, so please, take care.


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