Attempt to schedule your filler treatment two weeks before any special event to allow for possible bruising, swelling, and/or redness to subside.
One Week Before
*Do not take any Aspirin, Ibuprofen or similar products (such as Advil, Motrin, or Aleve) for one week prior to Dermal Filler Treatment.
*If you are on blood thinners, be sure to discuss your scheduling with Kristin.
*Stop taking fish oils, vitamin E, flax seed oil, or gingko biloba.
*Avoid topical products such as retinol, Retin A, glycolic acid, or similar anti-aging products.
- Tell us if you have ever had a facial cold sore (herpes simplex virus). We may prescribe an anti-viral medication like Valtrex to avoid a flare of a cold sore.
The Day of your Procedure
*Before coming to the office, completely remove all of your makeup including foundation, eye shadow, and mascara. Wash with a good facial cleanser followed by a makeup remover with a cotton ball.
*Bring a hair tie and headband so your hair is completely away from your face during the procedure.
*Remove all necklaces and earrings
- After your Dermal Filler Treatment, the treated areas may feel numb for up to one hour after your treatment from the anesthetic in the filler. You may experience swelling, redness, and tenderness; these effects typically last less than one week. You may develop bruising, which can persist for up to two weeks.
- Call the office if you experience side effects beyond two weeks or if you have severe pain, blisters, or scabs in the areas injected. You should also contact us if you experience bruising, pain, and/or scabs beyond the injection area at any time.
- Apply cold compress/ice packs 10-20 minutes per hour while awake for two days to reduce the amount of swelling and bruising you may develop.
- You may apply your normal creams and makeup one hour after the treatment.
- Wait two weeks to have any facial treatments. If injections were near your eyes or upper cheeks, wait two weeks to wear swim goggles.
- Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated the night of your treatment.
- In the first 24 hours following treatment, extensive sun or heat exposure may cause a temporary increase in redness, bruising or swelling at the injection sites. Consumption of alcoholic beverages may have the same effect.