Preparing for your upcoming Volume Enhancement Treatment treatment at our Sydney Cosmos Aesthetics?

Volume Enhancement Treatments may be used in addressing areas of the face affected by aging and volume loss, aiming to enhance appearance. The outcome of the treatment can vary based on factors such as the experience of the injector and the type of injectable used. Proper aftercare is recommended.

Aftercare advise post Volume Enhancement Treatments in Sydney

We share some tips on how you can look after your skin post-Dermal Fillers and maintain your results long term.

Minimise bruising

One of the benefits of a Volume Enhancement Treatment treatment is the minimal downtime and immediate results with little side effects. However, after your injectable treatment, you may notice some minor bruising and swelling around the treated area. The topical and local anaesthetic that’s applied to the numb the treated area may also cause slight tenderness and itchy. This is all a normal reaction to the hyaluronic acid injectables and should dissipate with a few hours after treatment and be completely gone by a couple of days.

To minimise the bruising, patients may wish to apply an ice pack to the area or arnica cream. It’s best to discuss topical treatments, supplements and over-the-counter pain medication options with your injector in your initial consultation or after your cosmetic injectable treatment.

Avoid touching the treated areas

It is recommended you avoid touching the treated area in the hours and initial days post your Volume Enhancement Treatment treatment. This is because the hyaluronic acid injectors are relatively malleable as they settle into the injectable site. Applying slight pressure to your cheekbones, scrunching up your nose or pouting your lips too much can cause movement and leave indentations that will require corrective treatment.

Contact the injector if you experience side effects

While side effects aren’t common, if you do experience the following symptoms after your Volume Enhancement Treatment treatment, it’s important you contact the Sydney Cosmos Aesthetics immediately:

  • Severe pain
  • Fever or chills
  • Hotness or increased redness of the treated area
  • Rash, blotches or discolouration

Use quality skincare products

Skincare can not only help minimise the effects of aging but also enhance the effects of the hyaluronic acid Volume Enhancement Treatments. Cleansing and moisturising regularly will help maintain your skin hydration and minimise the risk of developing fine lines and unsightly crow’s feet. Some skincare products are specifically designed to complement the effects of Volume Enhancement Treatments and Wrinkle Reduction Treatments, so enquire with your injectors about the best products for you.

Apply adequate sun protection

It’s well-known overexposure to UV rays can lead to sunspots, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, fine lines and sagging as it accelerates aging. Applying a quality sunscreen, using a foundation with added SPF can help to maintain the results of your Volume Enhancement Treatment treatment, especially if you’re living in Australia.

Consume a healthy, wholesome diet

Volume Enhancement Treatment aftercare isn’t just about what you put on your skin. The results of your Volume Enhancement Treatments and your skin quality greatly rely on what you put in your body. You can optimise the healing post-treatment through drinking adequate water and eating foods high in skin-loving nutrients such as those rich in vitamin C, zinc, collagen and omega 3 fatty acids. Reducing your intake of inflammatory foods like processed, refined sugar and fried foods can also minimise cell damage and aid adequate healing.

Schedule in maintenance treatments

While it might seem premature to book in your next injectable treatment after you’ve just had one at our Sydney Clinic, regular touch-ups can help maintain your facial rejuvenation results. Hyaluronic acid Volume Enhancement Treatments aren’t permanent and the results will diminish over time. Regular maintenance treatments may contribute to the upkeep of your appearance. Each individual’s response to future treatments can vary. This means, the sagging, frown lines or tear troughs may not be as severe when the Volume Enhancement Treatments eventually dissolve.