Pre and After Care

Instructions for Dermal Fillers

Pre-Treatment Instructions for Dermal Fillers

  • If you have a special event or vacation coming up, please keep in mind that you may want to schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Clients should not schedule any invasive procedures for 2 weeks before or after treatment with Dermal Fillers. These include but are not limited to:
    • Dental cleaning or dental work
    • Lesion excision or biopsy or surgery of any kind
    • Internal device placement
    • Tattoo or permanent makeup
  • History of surgical face lift of any kind will lead to denial of treatment of dermal fillers to the midface or cheek region.
  • If you are taking drugs such as Aspirin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or some other essential fatty acids you may need to notify us as these medications or herbal may increase the risk of bruising.
  • For herbal or supplement or vitamins you may stop them 3-7 days prior to your treatment
  • For any prescribed medication you must contact our office before you stop any of these drugs.
  • If you have a history of cold sores with outbreaks occurring more than 4 times a year, it is recommended that you are pretreated with medication prior to the injection treatments around or near the oral area. The medication will need to be initiated 3 days prior to your treatment visit. Please contact our office to arrange an script for the medication.
  • If you develop a cold/flu, cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves.
  • It is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks to have dermal filler treatments performed if you have previously had cosmetic treatments with laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion.

Post-Treatment Instructions for Dermal Fillers

  • Do NOT, touch, press, rub, or manipulate the implanted areas for 6 hours after treatment. This can cause irritation, sores or possible scarring.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.
  • Avoid dental cleaning, dental work, lesion excision or biopsy, surgery of any kind, internal device placement, tattoo or permanent makeup for 2 weeks following procedure.
  • Avoid cosmetic treatments such as laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Please report to your Medical Professional immediately if you have increased pain, swelling, redness, blisters or itching following your treatment.
  • Filler may be malleable for the first 2 weeks; to keep the Filler where our Medical Professionals have placed it, sleep on your back and avoid rubbing the treated area for 2 weeks.
  • It is recommended that a follow-up appointment be made for 2 weeks after the initial treatment.