Arrive with clean skin so that we can properly assess your skin and determine where to make injections
With permission from your prescribing physician stop taking blood thinners/daily aspirin
Avoid NSAIDS, such as ibuprofen and/or Aleve for 1 week prior
Avoid taking St. John’s Wort and Vitamin E for 1 week prior
Avoid Retin-A, Tretinoin and Retinoids for 3 days prior
Do not drink any alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior
Start Arnica tablets the day before treatment
No dental appointments 2 weeks prior or 2 weeks following the injectable appointment
Dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a common anesthetic, which helps patients tolerate the minor pinching feeling associated with injections. You will be given an ice pack after treatment to help reduce the swelling.
One of the things that makes dermal fillers so great is there is little downtime. Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness and/or itching at or near the injection site. These symptoms are normal and should resolve within a few days. We do not recommend scheduling your appointment right before a big event.
Results can be seen immediately after treatment and will get better over the course of 2-3 weeks as the filler integrates with your own tissue. Filler can last anywhere from 6-24 months depending on the filler used and the injection area.
We carry a wide range of dermal fillers, including Juvederm, Restalyne, and RHA. Our providers will discuss the best options with you to meet your goals.
No makeup right after treatment
Avoid touching your face for 24 hours post treatment except to apply aquaphor and arnica gel
No exercise/working out for 24 hours
Avoid extreme heat or cold for 24 hours
No facials for 2 weeks
For lip injections only: no straws, smoking, or heavy kissing for 2 weeks post treatment