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Pre & Post Op

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Dermal Filler

A few simple guidelines both pre and post-treatment can make a difference between a good result and a fantastic one.


Pre-Care Instructions

  • Avoid the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS, Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids for up to 1 week pre and post injection as they may increase your risk of bruising.

  • You may take Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to your injection to reduce the risk of bruising

  • Please avoid products that are potentially irritating for 2-3 days before and after treatment such as tretinoin/retin-a, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone

  • Inform your provider if you have a history of cold sores to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment

  • All cosmetic injectables must be avoided during pregnancy or breastfeeding


Day-Of Treatment

Depending on the location and type of filler to be used, we may apply topical anesthetic medication in the office before your scheduled appointment.

Please arrive with a clean face. Do not wear makeup.

Redness and swelling are normal. Some bruising may also be visible


Post-treatment Care

  • Minor redness, swelling and bruising following your treatment may occur. Immediately contact our office should you experience excessive redness, swelling, bruising, discoloration, heat and/or pain in the area of injections. Also, please contact our office if swelling lasts longer than 72 hours after your treatment.

  • Some mild tenderness in the area of the treatment is normal and often lasts 2-3 days after the placement of the filler.

  • To reduce swelling and bruising, please avoid all alcohol consumption, extended sun exposure, vigorous exercise or becoming overheated for 24 hours following your treatment and until all side effects have completely resolved.

  • You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol as needed if you experience any mild tenderness/discomfort

  • Do not massage treated areas after treatment.  Please avoid placing your face in a massage cradle for 2 weeks following treatment.

  • Always apply SPF prior to sun exposure

  • You may take non-sedating antihistamines (Claritin or Zyrtec) as per package directions for 7 to 10 days to control swelling.

  • Avoid laser, IPL, microneedling or any other skin tightening treatments of the area for at least 2-3 weeks

  • You may continue your topical products as mentioned above 1 week after injection


We're Here

Because we want you to have the VERY best results with your cosmetic filler treatment, we encourage you to return in two weeks for us to evaluate the area(s) treated and make any necessary refinements to provide you with the best possible results and the longest lasting effect.

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