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Filler Care

Injectable Filler Pre/Post Instructions

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


  • 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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