Post-procedure healing & recovery
Feb 2021
Happy New Year!

If looking more youthful is your post Covid shutdown resolution, then anti-wrinkle injections such as BOTOX® and filler may be on your mind.

Perhaps you're also worried about getting a bruise, especially if it's your first time. If that's the case, this newsletter is for you!

Read our BLOG to learn how you can prevent and treat a post-injection bruise. Can Arnica help? Read below to find out.

Learn about SkinMedica Retinol - our most popular anti-aging serum for smooth, firm skin.

Get answers on BOTOX injections do's and don't to ensure you have a beautiful result.

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Need a consultation? Text us at
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Post-injection bruising. Can you prevent it? What to do if you get a bruise.
Post-injection bruising is a fact of life. It can happen when the needle nicks one of the thousands of tiny blood vessels in our body, resulting in minor bleeding under the skin. Even if you visit the most talented and experienced injector in the world, you can still get a bruise because these microscopic capillaries are invisible to the human eye.

Now, there are definitely steps you can take ahead of time to minimize your chances of developing an unsightly bruise. Even if you do end up with one, we have some useful post-care tips to ensure it won't become too severe.

Read on to learn all about post-injection bruising and how to prevent or deal with it once it happens.

SkinMedica Retinol Complex
Retinol is the most studied and clinically-proven anti-aging ingredient to help the skin 'act' and look younger by accelerating cellular renewal.

SkinMedica's retinols come in three concentrations of pure retinol - .25, .05 and 1.0 so that your skin can get used to it gradually.

What is Arnica? And How Does it Help with Bruising?
Arnica has been used for thousands of years as a topical treatment for a wide range of bruises. It's a flowering plant with powerful anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.

At the first sign of a bruise, apply arnica cream to reduce its severity and healing time. Use the cream directly on the bruise, and reapply it to the affected area 2-3 times throughout the day. You can also consider Arnica tablets for a systemic effect. It is best to start taking the tablets 1-2 days before your procedure.
Arnica’s anti-inflammatory action works to reduce swelling and promote blood circulation, supporting and enhancing the body’s natural healing process. BONUS: it also helps to make the bruised area less sore.
Dear Dr. Steyn,

I'm coming in for BOTOX injections next week and it's my first time. What should I do and not do? Thanks, Mary.

Dear Mary,

Congratulations on making the decision to get the most popular and effective anti-wrinkle injections to look more youthful and refreshed.

We will review with you all the necessary after-care instructions during your appointment. In preparation for your visit, however, here are some things to know ahead of time:

The best way to learn what procedures are right for you is to book a consultation with Dr. Steyn. You will receive a customized treatment plan outlining all your options and a timeline for implementing it.
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