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Botox Pre-Injection Instructions

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR TO YOUR BOTOX TREATMENT FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)


  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections. This also includes prescription blood thinners such as Plavix, Warfarin (Coumadin), Eliquis, Xarelto, etc (please consult with your prescribing physician in regards to stopping these medications prior to procedure, as some cannot or should not be stopped).


  • Schedule your Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. Also, bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. 

  • Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.

  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on on any possibly being treated. 

  • If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may put you on an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.

  • Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.

  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Be aware that you may be more sensitive to injections during menstruation.

  • Please arrive to your appointment with a clean face with no make-up.

 
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Botox Post-Injection Instructions

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AFTER YOUR BOTOX TREATMENT FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Do NOT manipulate the treated area for 4 hours following treatment.

  • Do NOT receive facial, laser treatments, or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 10 days. Ask your provider if you are not sure about the time frame of certain services.


  • Some providers believe that smiling and frowning right after Botox treatments helps the Botox find its way to the muscle into which it was injected after treated.


  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.

  • Do NOT lie down for 3 hours after your Botox treatment. This will prevent the Botox from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid.

  • It can take approximately 5 to 7 days for results to be seen. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks of your treatment you may need additional Botox. You are charged for the amount of product used. Therefore, you will be charged for a product used during any touch-up or subsequent appointments.


  • Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 6 hours after treatment. This will keep the Botox in the injected area and not elsewhere.

  • It is preferred that you wash your face lightly with soap & water only until the following day. 

 
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Fillers Pre-Injection Instructions

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS PRIOR YOUR FILLER TREATMENT FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)


  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections. This also includes prescription blood thinners such as Plavix, Warfarin (Coumadin), Eliquis, Xarelto, etc (please consult with your prescribing physician in regards to stopping these medications prior to procedure, as some cannot or should not be stopped).

  • Schedule your Filler appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. 


  • Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.


  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.


  • If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may put you on an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.


  • Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.


  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.


  • Be aware that you may be more sensitive to injections during menstruation.

  • Expect swelling day 1-3 after injection. 

  • Sleep elevated on pillows when sleeping the first 1-3 nights to keep down swelling.

  • Please arrive to your appointment with a clean face with no make-up.

 
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Fillers Post-Injection Instructions

PLEASE FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS AFTER YOUR FILLER TREATMENT FOR BEST RESULTS:

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area for 1 week after injection. Unless instructed by the provider.


  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.


  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.


  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.


  • If you have swelling you may gently apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.


  • Use Tylenol for discomfort if needed.


  • Avoid drinking through a straw for 6 hours post injection if injection performed in the lips. 


  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.


  • Take Arnica (OTC-at all pharmacies & Amazon) to help the bruising and swelling if needed.

  • Expect swelling day 1-3 after injection. 

  • Sleep elevated on pillows when sleeping the first 1-3 nights to keep down swelling.

  • It is preferred that you wash your face lightly with soap & water only until the following day. 

  • It is recommended to not use makeup for 12 hours or skin care products for 24 hours post-injection.