Dermal Fillers

Proper “pre” and “post” care is essential to achieving optimal results from your treatment. If there are any outstanding questions after reading the information provided below, please do not hesitate to call us. We want to ensure all of your questions are thoroughly answered.

dermal fillers

Pre-Treatment Instruction:

  • To minimize bruising avoid the following ~7 days prior to treatment: baby aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, multivitamins, vitamin E and D, fish oils, alcoholic beverages. These are blood thinners and will cause you to bruise more easily. Note: DO NOT discontinue baby aspirin or any blood thinners prescribed by a physician before checking with THAT PHYSICIAN.
  • Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders. Please inform your clinician if you have any questions about this prior to the procedure.
  • Sunburnt skin can sometimes be painful when treated. We always recommend using sunscreen to protect your skin.
  • It’s important not to have a bacterial or fungal infection, or an abrasion in the desired treatment area as it can spread after injection.
  • If you are having an injection done to your lips, and are prone to cold sores, contact your clinician for advice on an anti-viral therapy.
  • Always inform your clinician of all medications you may be taking, as well as any changes in your medical history.

Post-Treatment Instruction:

DO: 

  • Do ice for up to 24 hours (half hour on/half hour off) please be aware that using ice on newly injected skin, or thin and fragile skin, can cause injury. Frostbite can occur from ice left on the skin too long.
  • Do use Arnica if bruising is visible. The bruising will dissipate over the next 7-14 days depending on your individual healing process.
  • Do use bromelain if you have swelling that has not dissipated in 24 hours. You can purchase bromelain at Facial Aesthetics.
  • Do return to your skin care program after 24 hours. Regarding makeup, waiting 24 hours is best, but if necessary, makeup can be applied after treatment. We recommend getting your makeup done by our makeup artists (complimentary); who will apply products intended for post-treatment use.
  • Do take your full prescription of your anti-viral medication if you’re prone to cold sores
  • Do make a follow-up appointment with your nurse injector – communication is so important.
  • Do contact your nurse injector following the dermal filler treatment if redness, swelling, tenderness, lumps or bumps appear in the treated area, or if cold sores appear.

DON’T:

  • Do not massage or manipulate your face in the treated area for 4 hours unless instructed by your injector.
  • Do not apply ice after 24 hours
  • Do not take hot showers, hot tubs, or saunas for one week
  • Do not consume alcoholic beverages (this includes wine) for 24-48 hours
  •  Do not apply products/makeup for 24 hours post treatment unless absolutely necessary
  • Do not exercise for up to 24 hours after treatment. Follow your injectors advice about exercise.
  • Do not receive face down massage or facials for 1 week