Instructions before receiving aesthetic injections
Medication: If possible, avoid taking aspirin or ibuprofen containing medication for one week before your appointment to minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Alcohol: Avoid alcohol for 24 hours before your appointment to minimize the risk of bleeding and bruising.
Dental procedures: Avoid dental procedures, including cleaning, for two weeks before and after dermal filler injections.
Sickness: Notify your provider before your appointment if you are experiencing a fever or infection of any kind. Your provider may decide to delay your treatment to reduce the risk of an infection at your injection site.
Instructions After Botox Injections
Dressing: No dressings are required following Botox treatment. Do not apply an ice pack, touch, or massage the injection sites. Any remaining dry blood spots should be gently wiped off with ice water on a cotton swab in sweeping motions AWAY from your eye.
Position: Do not lie flat for four hours following Botox injections
Activity: You may return to routine daily activity or your job immediately following Botox treatment. However, you must avoid exercising for four hours.
Final Appearance: You will notice improvement in facial muscles as early as 36 hours following Botox treatment. Maximum effects will be observed at 12 days following Botox injection.
Postoperative Follow-up: In general, you do not need to follow up with your injector following Botox treatment unless there is severe asymmetry. With asymmetry return for a follow up visit after 2 weeks. You should expect to return for repeat treatments every 3 to 6 months.
Instructions Following Dermal Fillers
WHAT TO EXPECT during and immediately after your treatment:
Local numbing medication in the form of a topical cream or through small injections may be used to maximize your comfort during the procedure. This may temporarily prevent you closing your lips tight together while eating or drinking causing you to drool. Its best to use a sucking straw until the numbness goes to prevent drooling.
You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or stinging sensation following injection.
To ensure a smooth and even correction, your practitioner may massage the area treated, which may cause a temporary, minimal amount of redness to your skin.
Bruising at the treatment site may occur. To minimize bruising, inform your practitioner if you use blood thinners such as aspirin, naproxen sodium (Alleve), ibuprofen (i.e., Motrin, Advil) or herbal preparations (fish/ flax seed oil/omega 3’s, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, garlic, vitamin E) prior to your procedure.
Temporary, minimal to moderate swelling may be expected related to the area/s treated and the product(s) used.
It may be normal to experience some tenderness at the treatment site that can last for a few hours or, at times, up to a week.
It may be normal to feel a “firmness” in your treated area/s for the first few days after treatment. This depends upon the area(s) treated and product(s) used. Over time, the areas should soften and “settle”, leaving you with a soft, natural looking result. You may experience this firmness again in extremely cold temperatures.
POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS after Dermal Fillers:
Apply cool compresses to the area/s treated as this helps reduce swelling and the potential for bruising (avoid pressure and direct ice/frozen packs directly on the skin).
Avoid makeup and lip gloss on the treatment day, as this may introduce bacteria to the injection sites. Additionally, avoid touching your face with your cell phone or dirty hands to minimize the risk of infection at our injection sites.
DO NOT MOVE, RUB OR MASSAGE the treated area/s today to avoid moving the fillers from their ideal locations. AVOID excessive movement of the treated area/s for the first few hours and up to 2-3 days.
You may resume other normal activities/routines immediately. AVOID strenuous exercise or activity for the remainder of the treatment day.
You may take acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort. Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen products before or after treatment as they may increase your potential to bruise.
AVOID drinking alcohol for a minimum of 12 hours before or after treatment to reduce bruising and/or swelling.
AVOID extended UV exposure until any redness/swelling has subsided. Apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen to the treated area/s. Your practitioner will discuss any other skin care product/s to avoid.
Wait a minimum of 2 weeks before receiving any skincare or laser treatments.
Wait a minimum of 2 weeks before receiving any kind of dental care, unless it is an emergency.
Wait a minimum of 2 weeks before any invasive procedures, unless it is an emergency.
Call your provider promptly if you experience ANY of the following: Increasing pain, swelling, significant bruising or darkening at or around the treatment area, notable change in temperature to the skin surrounding the treatment area, drainage or fever over 100.5 F or ANY other concerns you may have.
Enjoy your new look and remember that your satisfaction is our goal. Please feel free to your provider with any questions or concerns!
Dermal filler treatment areas
Instructions Following IV Infusions
Dressing: You may remove the bandage over your injection site one hour after placement. Bruising at IV insertion site is common and will resolve within two weeks.
Activity: You may return to routine daily activity or your job immediately following IV infusion.
Complications: Complications following IV hydration therapy are extremely rare. If you show signs and symptoms of a mild allergic reaction such as a rash or itching, please contact and follow up with your IV infusion provider. If you have any life threatening signs and symptoms from an allergic reaction or from fluid overload, such as shortness or breath or chest pain, call 911 and seek emergency medical treatment immediately.
Postoperative Follow-up: In general, you do not need to follow up with your provider following an IV infusion. Frequency of subsequent treatments depends and individual goals and should be discussed with your provider.