What not to do before anti-wrinkle injections

By Dr. Aaron Stanes

Treatment guide

Discover the vital information you MUST know about anti-wrinkle injections with our detailed guide written by expert cosmetic doctors.


    Are you booked in for anti-wrinkle injections are need to know how to prepare? Here’s a complete guide to preparing for anti-wrinkle injections.

    Why do you need to prepare for anti-wrinkle injections?

    Properly preparing for your anti-wrinkle treatment has a number of advantages. It improves your experience at the clinic, ensures your treatment runs as smoothly as possible, and reduces the chance of side effects. If you’re going to invest in anti-wrinkle injections, then you owe it to yourself to make the most out of every treatment. This is regardless of whether it’s your first treatment, or your hundredth.

    What to do 24 hours before anti-wrinkle injections?

    Within the 24 hours of your appointment for anti-wrinkle injections, you should avoid alcohol, supplements (unless your taking them for medical reasons), and intense exercise. Why? All three of these things can increase the chance of bruising and swelling. This means you’re much less likely to need explain yourself to people wondering why you have a small bruise on your forehead.

    What to do immediately before anti-wrinkle injections?

    This is the most critical time prior to getting anti-wrinkle injections, and fortunately it’s all very simple.

    Firstly, make sure you arrive to your appointment without makeup. Leaving it to your injector to remove your makeup wastes your appointment time. This is time that could be spent numbing for a more comfortable procedure, marking up your treatment plan, or injecting the product carefully. Following on from this, always be on time (or even better, 15 minutes early). Again, the more time you have to dedicate to the treatment, the higher the chance of getting a great result, and the lower the chance of side effects.

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