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Cheyanne Mallas PA - What NOT to do before you get injectables

Updated: Jun 2, 2023

When planning for an injectables appointment, there are a range of things to consider, for the sake of your personal well-being, your safety, and obviously the best aesthetic results. Prior to scheduling an appointment—consider these specific and helpful tips. Be sure to keep these important points of advice in mind, so you can feel your best, look your best, and carry on with your life. From your social life to exercise and everything in between, here’s what to do—and what not to do—before receiving any injectable. 1) Vet your vitamins and inspect your supplements: Take a look at your vitamins. If your multivitamin contains vitamin E, you should hold off on taking it until after a procedure. Many people aren’t aware of the supplements, such as fish oil, ginseng, ginkgo biloba, and a few others, that thin your blood.


Learn more about Cheyanne Mallas PA 2. Booze = bruise Avoid planning your best friend’s birthday rager for the night before your injection appointment. Get a good night’s rest. Drinking alcohol before your appointment increases the likelihood of bruising. Alcohol dilates blood vessels, causing them to expand and flow closer to the surface of the skin and be more susceptible to injury. 3) Cancel your exercise classes: Don’t schedule yoga, Pilates, a long run, or a personal training session for the day before or after your filler or neuromodulator—Botox, Dysport, Xeomin to prevent bruising, migration, or shorter or decreased results.


When planning for an injectables appointment, there are a range of things to consider, for the sake of your personal well-being, your safety, and (obviously) the best aesthetic results. Prior to scheduling an appointment—consider these specific and helpful tips. Be sure to keep these important points of advice in mind, so you can feel your best, look your best, and carry on with your life. From your social life to exercise and everything in between, here’s what to do—and what not to do—before receiving any injectable. 4) Pose for a picture or make a video: Take a ‘before’ selfie of yourself at baseline—scowling, raising your brows and smiling—beforehand so you can really appreciate your results when the Botox kicks in. Sometimes we forget the degree of wrinkling or even asymmetry we had before, and it’s great to have a comparison point. I have all my patients take pics on their phones before the procedure so they remember what they looked like before the injections. Videos are even better. 5) Keep it natural, kind of: Go into your appointment with the mind-set that less is more, when it comes to Botox injections. It is better to have a few lines but still maintain some normal facial expressions than to be completely smooth but have a frozen, artificial-looking face. In my opinion, when Botox is overdone, it actually makes the patient look not only odd but much older as well. 6) Ice, ice, baby: Immediately before your procedure, you should ice for a few minutes—and again afterward, as this will reduce bruising, by helping the blood vessels constrict. To learn more about the procedures I offer and to see me as a patient, please contact Cheyanne Mallas PA today


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