PRE & POST OP INSTRUCTIONS

PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 1 week before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.

  • Schedule your Dermal Filler Toxin, or PRP/PRF appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the Dermal Filler and Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.

  • Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment

  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area

  • If you have a history of cold sores please let us know. If you are going to be getting Dermal Filler, there is a prescription for viral medication offered prior to treatment.

  • Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.

  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Do NOT manipulate the treated area for 3 hours following treatment. Do NOT receive microneedling or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 14 days. Ask us if you are not sure about the time frame of certain services

  • Do NOT go in a hot tub, sauna, or become overly heated post treatment for 24 hours

  • Do NOT go to the gym to work or do hot yoga for 24 hours post treatment

  • Do NOT drink wine, or take any blood thinning medication post treatment for 24 hours

  • Do NOT massage the area that you were injected for 24 hours post treatment

  • Do NOT lie down or lean forward for 4 hours after your Botox treatment. This will prevent the Botox from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid.

  • It can take approximately 4 to 7 days for results to be seen. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks of your treatment you may need additional Botox. You will be charged for the amount of product used to touch up.

  • Do NOT perform activities involving straining or heavy lifting for 6 hours after treatment. This will keep the Botox in the injected area and not elsewhere.

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POST-TREATMENT BOTOX

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area. Unless instructed by the provider.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.

  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.

  • If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.

  • Use Tylenol for discomfort.

  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.

  • Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, start at least 2 days prior to injections

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POST-TREATMENT

DERMAL FILLER

  • Do NOT wear make-up for 24 hours post procedure

  • If you received HA, skin booster, or PRP/PRF, do not wash face for at least 4 hours post procedure. It would be better to leave on for entire day if possible.

  • Do NOT do any strenuous activity for remainder of day.

  • Stay out of the sun to avoid damaging new growth

  • Drink plenty of water, especially if you have received HA or skin booster. This will increase the effectiveness of the treatment received.

  • Remember that micro-needling treatments are most effective when done 1 month apart, with a minimum of three treatments.

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POST-TREATMENT

MICRONEEDLING