Dermal Filler Care Instructions

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • 3 DAYS BEFORE treatment: AVOID topical products such as tretinoin (Retin-A, Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or any “anti-aging” products. AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal creams on the area to be treated
  • 7 DAYS BEFORE treatment: AVOID blood thinning over the counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin Ibuprofen, and Aleve. Also avoid herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Vitamin E, Gingko Bilboa, St. Johns wart, fish oil. DO NOT STOP ANY MEDICATIONS PRESCRIBED BY A DOCTOR
  • Inform your doctor if you have a history of perioral herpes prior to treatment to receive an antiviral medication
  • 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 doctor if you have any questions about this prior to treatment

Day of Treatment

  • Arrive to the office with a cleanly washed face. Do NOT wear make-up.
  • To maximize your comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic may be applied. In some cases, a local numbing medication will be injected into or around the area to be treated. You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or a stinging sensation following injection
  • To ensure a smooth and even correction, your doctor may massage the area(s) treated, which may cause a temporary, minimal amount of redness to your skin.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Bruising at the treatment site may occur.
  • Temporary, minimal to moderate swelling may be expected related to the area/s treated and the product/s used.
  • It may be normal to experience some tenderness at the treatment site that can last for a few hours or, at times, a couple of days.
  • It may be normal to feel ”firmness” in your treated area/s for the first few days after treatment. Over time, the area/s will soften and “settle”.
  • Apply cool compresses to the area/s treated (avoiding pressure).
  • You may begin wearing makeup once you have adequately cooled/iced the area/s, and any pinpoint bleeding from the injection site/s has subsided.
  • DO NOT RUB OR MASSAGE the treated area/s today. When cleansing your face or applying make-up, use gentle, sweeping motions to avoid excessive mobility of the area/s.
  • AVOID strenuous exercise or activity for the remainder of the treatment day. You may resume other normal activities/routines immediately.
  • You may take acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness or
  • discomfort. Avoid aspirin or ibuprofen products, vitamin E and fish oil, as they may increase your potential to bruise.
  • AVOID drinking alcohol for a minimum of 12 hours as this may contribute to bruising.
  • AVOID extended UV exposure until any redness has subsided. Apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen to the treated area/s.
  • Wait a minimum of 6 weeks before receiving any laser treatments and 1 week before skincare treatments.