Filler Care

Injectable Filler Pre/Post Instructions

PRE-FILLER TREATMENT
If you are able to do so, please come into your appointment with a clean face, free of make-up.

Notify your provider if:

  • You have had immunizations, a dental procedure, medical procedure, illness, or infection in the prior two weeks.
  • You are prone to cold sores.
  • You have severe allergies.
  • You had an adverse event with previous injectable filler treatments.
    You have any vacations or special events planned within the two weeks following your treatment.
  • There are medications and supplements that increase your risk of bruising. Do not stop prescribed medications without discussing this with your ordering physician.
  • You should avoid these supplements seven days prior to your treatment:
    • Turmeric
    • Meadowsweet
    • Aspirin
    • Fish oil
    • Cayenne
    • Feverfew
    • Garlic
    • NSAIDs (Advil, Motrin)
    • Ginko
    • Ginseng
    • Kava kava
    • All Herbs
    • Guarana
    • Vitamin E
    • Vervain
    • Wheat germ
    • White willow
    • St John’s wart

POST-FILLER TREATMENT

  • Do not schedule a dental or medical procedure for 2 weeks.
  • Do not schedule a cosmetic procedure that breaks the skin barrier for 6-8 weeks.
  • Avoid touching or massaging the treated areas.
  • Avoid exercise for 24-48 hours.
  • Do not apply make-up for 24 hours.
  • Sleep with your head elevated to minimize swelling.
  • Avoid extreme heat or cold exposure for 48 hours.
  • Treat skin gently, no scrubbing or mechanical exfoliation for 48 hours.
  • It is common to have bruising, tenderness and swelling after a treatment.
  • Call the office immediately if you have unusual pain, swelling or discoloration at 1-800-429-1151.

  If you have any questions or concerns, call The Skin Center at 1-800-429-1151

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