Can you take a diuretic prior to getting facial fillers? Does it help reduce the chance of getting water bags under your eyes?
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Diuretic will not reduce swelling from Restylane
Diuretic before facial fillers.
Due to the attraction of water to most fillers creating the volumizing effect you desire will also develop the water bags under the eyes you describe.
A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or other well experienced expert injectors who match the appropriate filler and understands the anatomy of the facial region with skillful techniques will provide the best enhancements you seek.
I have found that:
- ice compresses before and after the procedure until you go to sleep,
- non-sedating anti-histamines such as loratidine or certidine, and
- fresh pineapple eaten the day before, of the procedure and the day after
I hope this is helpful. All the best!
Water pill prior to fillers
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A diuretic is highly unlikely to make any significant change in the swelling or bruising you will have due to an injection.
All the Best.
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