BOTOX & FILLER PRE‐TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
 7 Days Before

 

  • To avoid bruising it is best not to take any anti-inflammatory medication or pain relievers that are blood thinners such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen 

  • Avoid the following vitamins & supplements: Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Omega 3 fatty acids, Ginkgo biloba, Garlic, flax seed oil and COQ10 

  • Avoid drinking alcohol a few days before treatment since it, too, is a blood thinner 

  • Sunburned skin is difficult to treat so avoid exposure to the sun before your appointment 

  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, facial scrubs or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated 

  • Avoid the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids higher than 10%, Retinol and Retinol A 

  • If you have a tendency to bruise easily, start taking Arnica, an oral homeopathic medication 3-4 days before treatment to help promote healing, minimize bruising and swelling. It is available at health food stores, some supermarkets and pharmacies. It comes in an oral tablet and a topical cream. The cream may be helpful after treatment. 

  • Always inform your nurse of any changes in medications including antibiotics, high blood pressure medication, Warfarin, Plavix, or other blood thinners as well as your medical history. Other Other

 

Additional important information: 

  • Patients should be in good overall health. 

  • Do not use Botox or dermal fillers if you are pregnant/breastfeeding, 

  • Do not use Botox if you are allergic to eggs or any of its ingredients or if you suffer from any neurological disorders. 

  • Active skin infections are a contraindication to treatment 

  • It is not recommended to have Botox treatments less than 90 days apart. 

  • Stay well hydrated before and after filler treatment. Dermal filler attracts and binds to water to add volume to the skin. 

  • The most common side effect is bruising and swelling. It is NOT advisable to have injections less than 2 weeks before a big event. 

BOTOX & FILLER POST‐TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Do not massage, rub or apply pressure to the treated area for 6 hours after treatment

  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and drinking alcohol for a few days following treatment

  • Do not exercise for 24 hrs.

  • Apply topical Arnica Montana cream to any areas with redness, bruising or swelling · Avoid exposure to the sun and cold outdoor activities until redness from treatment disappears

  • Do not restart Retinol or Retin-A for 2 days

 

IF YOU HAD BOTOX TODAY: 

  • Stay erect; do not lie down for at least 4 hours

  • You may experience occasional tingling sensations

  • An immediate headache is common especially, if it is your first botox treatment

  • It can take 2-14 days to take full effect. Botox can last 3-4 months.

  • Makeup can be reapplied after treatment

 

IF YOU HAD FILLER TODAY:

  • Lips: Avoid kissing, puckering, using a straw, and “lip plumpers”. This can displace the filler material and cause complications.

  • Immediately apply ice to the area treated with very light pressure to reduce swelling. Ice should be applied for 10-20 minutes and then removed for 10-20 minutes. This cycle can be continued throughout today.

  • Mild to moderate bruising is very common with fillers. Apply Topical and/or oral Arnica Montana to help with any areas of bruising and/or swelling.

  • Stay well hydrated can improve results. Filler attracts and binds to water to add volume to the skin.

  • Avoid facials, peel, micro-dermabrasion, dental treatment, “face down” massages for two weeks. Also, sleep on your back for the next few nights.

  • If possible, avoid makeup today. Gentle cleansing and moisturizer is fine.

  • The effect of filler is immediate with full effect in 7 days.