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Fillers Pre Procedure Instructions:

  • Avoid taking Aspirin, Excedrin, Non-steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDS) such as Motrin for 5 days prior to procedure.

  • Avoid any alcohol consumption for 5-7 days before your procedure.

  • Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ginko Biloba, St Johns Wart, Ginseng, Glucosamine, Green Tea, and Garlic 7-10 days prior to the procedure. These drugs and herbs may cause excessive bleeding or bruising.

  • Eat at least 1 cup of fresh pineapple or pineapple juice for 3 days prior to appointment. (the enzyme it contains can help prevent bruising and swelling).

  • Arnica Montana (found at any health food store) as directed (usually 5 tablets under the tongue 3 times a day) will also help prevent bruising and swelling and is highly recommended.

  • Plan your social schedule accordingly. Plan to have bruising and swelling after your treatment.

  • Must wait 2 weeks after any vaccine to have filler.

  • No dental procedures 2 weeks before or 2 weeks after fillers (including routine cleaning).

  • Filler is not recommended if you have a chronic dental abscess or known chronic untreated sinusitis.

  • You need to be fever free and off any antibiotics for minor illnesses (bladder infections, acute sinusitis etc) for 2 weeks prior to treatment


Fillers Post Procedure Instructions:

  • Avoid excessive heat such as saunas, hot showers, the hot sun or cooking over a hot stove on the day of your treatment and for several days following. This may cause the blood vessels to dilate and cause more bleeding and bruising.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise after the procedure. This may raise your blood pressure and pulse causing more bruising and swelling.

  • Avoid direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time. Wear sun block to protect your skin. Sunlight may cause permanent discoloration after bruising.

  • Avoid drinking alcohol for 24 hours after treatment. Alcohol may cause the blood vessels to dilate and cause more bruising.

  • If lips are treated avoid straw drinking immediately after your treatment and do not chew or bite on your lips as this can displace filler.

  • No massages of the area treated or with your face in a massage cradle for 2 weeks after treatment.

  • Avoid taking Advil, Vitamin E, Ginger, Ginko, Bilboa, Ginseng, and Garlic for several days after the procedure since this may increase the risk of bruising.

  • You may shower and do most other regular daily activities. You can take Tylenol afterward for any discomfort you are experiencing.

  • Developing guidelines recommend avoiding make up application for 12 hours post treatment to reduce the possible risk of bacterial contamination and potential infection/irritation. If you choose to please use clean brushes & sponges. If you had lips done and must use a lipstick or gloss buy new product to use. Getting makeup in injection points may cause infection or nodules.

  • You may apply cold compresses to the treatment sites to help reduce swelling and bruising.

  • We recommend Arnica Montana pills or gel to prevent bruising post treatment that may help bruising resolve quicker.

  • Note that any bumps or marks from the extremely small needle sticks will go away within a few hours. If you do develop a bruise it will resolve like any other bruise. There is occasionally some mild pain, swelling, itching, or redness at the site of injection similar to most other injections. Redness may last for 1-2 days, rarely longer.

  • Call the office immediately for any severe or worsening pain, atypical swelling, atypical skin discoloration, rash, blister or sore that occurs in the region of treatment.

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