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What to Expect After Receiving a Non-Surgical Aesthetic Treatment Procedure

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments are known for their ability to smooth out the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and are also used to control conditions like excessive underarm sweating, overactive bladder, and migraines. Before you choose a non-surgical aesthetic treatment, here’s what you should know about the weeks and months following the procedure.

Potential Side Effects

It’s not uncommon to experience mild side effects from a non-surgical aesthetic treatment. You may have pain, swelling or bruising at the treatment site, which can be minimized by adhering to proper follow-up care. In some cases, you could get a headache or feel like you have the flu.

Improper administration of a non-surgical aesthetic treatment may create a droopy or crooked appearance, which can be corrected with additional treatments. However, working with an experienced, board-certified doctor like Dr. Bared (instead of a nurse practitioner or physician assistant) is one way to avoid unintended results.

Restricted Activities

For optimal results, you should avoid strenuous exercise for the period prescribed by your doctor following the treatment. Avoid lying down for several hours, and don’t touch or rub the treatment site.

If you receive treatment on your face, your doctor may advise against the use of facial care products for a few days. Anti-inflammatory drugs aren’t recommended, as some can thin the blood and promote excessive bruising.

Delayed Results

You won’t see immediate changes following the non-surgical aesthetic treatment, but the effects don’t take long. At first, you may notice a tight or heavy feeling at the application site as the “freezing” action takes effect. After a couple of weeks, there should be visible differences in your appearance. If you’re receiving non-surgical aesthetic treatments for a medical condition, you’ll have to wait for a similar period of time before you begin to experience relief.

Maintenance Injections

Non-surgical aesthetic treatments don’t last forever. Most people see the effects diminish in three or four months; an active lifestyle makes the treatment wear off more quickly. If you’re satisfied with the initial results, you can get another round of treatment.

Whether you continue the treatment for medical reasons depends on your doctor’s assessment of the treatment’s efficacy.

If you have any other questions or concerns about non-surgical aesthetic treatments and recovery, talk with a qualified medical professional, like Dr. Bared. He can tell you whether a non-surgical aesthetic treatment is an appropriate solution, and he can provide specific instructions to ensure you get the most benefit from the procedure.

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