Dermal Filler Pre-& Post Care Instructions

How to Prepare for Your Dermal Filler Appointment:

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  • Dermal Fillers cannot be administered if you have had any vaccines, immunizations, illnesses, dental work or procedures in the past two weeks and for an additional two weeks after fillers
  • Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of the ingredients, suffer from any neurological or autoimmune disorders, are experiencing any cold or flu-like symptoms or have any active inflammatory processes (cysts, pimples, rash, hives)
  • For best results and to minimize the chance of bleeding and bruising at the injection site, please avoid all blood-thinning medications and supplements for one week prior to your appointment
  • This includes over-the-counter medication such as aspirin and ibuprofen
    • Also avoid herbal supplements such as garlic, vitamin E, Ginko biloba, St. John’s Wort and omega-3 capsules
    • If you have a cardiovascular history, please check with your doctor prior to stopping us of Aspirin
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before or after your treatment to avoid extra bruising
  • Inform your provider if you have a history of Perioral Herpes to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment
    • Valtrex can be taken before treatment, start 2 days prior to filler appointment
  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A) retinols, retinoids, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxyl acid, or any “anti-aging” products for two days before and after treatment.

Treatment Is Done! Here’s What to Do Now:

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  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area unless instructed by provider
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or anything that increases your heart rate for 24 hours
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours
    • No saunas
    • No hot tubs
  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excessive swelling
  • You may apply a cool compress or ice pack for 15 minutes each hour while awake to reduce swelling
  • Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for any discomfort
    • No NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspiring) for 24 hours as they can increase bleeding
  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling
  • We have provided you with Arnica tablets – consider taking these to help with bruising and swelling
  • Avoid wearing makeup the day of the procedure
  • Sanitize your phone before putting it to your face and try to talk on speaker phone as much as you can day of
    • We don’t want anything compromising the freshly injected filler! Pressing your phone against your face may lead to this
  • Wait a minimum of two weeks before dental work, immunizations or laser treatments
  • On average, dermal fillers last 6 – 12 months with some lasting 24 months
  • After your dermal filler appointment, we highly recommend scheduling your next appointment to maximize your results
  • Typically, this is best done two weeks post-treatment
  • The most typical side effects are bruising, swelling and redness
    • These are temporary and will resolve

Please call the office at (407)678-3116 to notify us immediately if you experience any additional side effects

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