It’s that time of year when many of us are getting ready for a big wedding or that sunshine-filled, relaxing summer holiday we’ve been waiting for. And, of course, we want to look our very best for it.
You’ve got your wardrobe and skincare ready, and, for those stubborn lines and wrinkles, maybe you’ve even been considering having an anti-wrinkle treatment. But now you’re wondering, “Is it safe to travel after Botox or fillers?” Well, in a nutshell, the answer is yes, but here are a few top tips if you are planning a trip - whether on holiday or honeymoon - after Botox or fillers.
Can I travel straight after Botox or fillers?
Practitioners recommend waiting 24-48 hours before flying in case of minor side effects. You may have swelling or bruising that you wouldn’t necessarily want in your holidays snaps. Also, practitioners suggest avoiding exercise, excessive heat and alcohol for up to a couple of days after your treatment - and as these things (apart from exercise, obviously) go hand-in-hand with holidays it’s best to wait until you can properly enjoy them. I mean, what’s a holiday without sunshine and a cocktail?
While Botox and fillers (dermal fillers, lip fillers or reshaping your nose through liquid rhinoplasty) are relatively simple and risk-free treatments, people do occasionally experience side effects. For example, after Botox, some people experience headaches, drooping eyelids or drooping eyebrows.
People who suffer with cold sores or fever blisters may also experience an outbreak in these after dermal fillers, so taking antiviral medicine may be necessary prior to your treatment. Be sure to read up fully on the side effects of fillers and Botox, and if you do experience any, contact your practitioner.
Another reason to wait a few days is that, while you should start to see the effects in 2-3 days, you might find that you don’t get the best results until 2 weeks down the line. So, you may end up looking extra amazing in photos from right at the end of your holiday, rather than right from the start.
With all of this in mind, it is worth making sure your anti-wrinkle injection appointment is booked for - ideally - a few weeks ahead of your holiday. This should give swelling, bruising and other side effects chance to subside - and means you can sit back in the sunshine with a cocktail (or three - who’s counting?).
For the best possible treatment, always be sure to only book appointments with medically qualified practitioners.
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