Prior to your treatment please note:

  • Allergy to lidocaine is a problem if you want a dermal filler treatment. Those with lidocaine allergies are not cleared for dermal fillers.
  • To avoid bruising: For optimal results and to decrease the chance of bruising at the injection site, please avoid all blood-thinning medications and herbal supplements for one week prior to your Dermal Filler appointment (Get consent from PCP).
  • Do not use NSAIDs or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Advil, Mortin, Ibuprofen, or Aleve. High doses of vitamins and supplements can also thin your blood and increase the risk of bruising.
  • Notify your provider if you are taking a blood thinner like Plavix, Coumadin, or additional medically prescribed blood thinners.
  • A history of cold sores or fever blisters: There is a risk that Dermal Filler injections near or into the lips can stimulate a recurrence. We may recommend prophylactic antiviral therapy in the form of Valtrex® or Acyclovir. Always pay attention to the directions for your medication.
  • You may not be pregnant or nursing.
  • While you are undergoing treatments, let our staff know of any differences in your health status, medical history, or personal activities that may cause problems with your treatment.
  • You may undergo facials, laser treatment, chemical peels, light based treatments immediately before your Dermal Filler treatment. Botox® Cosmetic may be injected immediately before or after a Dermal Filler. If you have any questions regarding this, please ask your provider.

After your service is complete please note:

  • After the procedure, the most common reported side effects are redness, bruising, tenderness, swelling, numbness, tingling, lumpiness, or a feeling of fullness at the injection sites or in the treated area(s). To reduce swelling, you can use cold gel packs or ice.
  • No alcohol consumption for a minimum of 6 hours, and do not take blood thinners such as NSAIDs or aspirin for a few days. If you need something for discomfort, you can take Tylenol.
  • Avoid touching or scrubbing at the injection sites for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Dermal Fillers may be malleable for the first two weeks; to keep the Dermal Filler where your providers have placed it, sleep on your back (if possible, not necessarily required) and avoid rubbing the treated area for two weeks.
  • Do not use a blow dryer, go sun tanning, use a sauna, steam room, or take a very hot shower for 24 hours.
  • Avoid hot yoga and strenuous activity immediately after treatment if desired. Be sure to clean your brushes/sponges first and continue to avoid excessive rubbing in the area.
  • After treatment to lips: The lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven or lumpy post-injection. This can persist for 1 to 14 days. If symptoms persist beyond that, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office for a follow-up appointment.
  • No facials, facial massages, laser treatments, or dental appointments for two weeks after a Dermal Filler treatment.
  • You will need a follow-up appointment 14 days after your initial injection. If the desired effect has not been achieved, you may need an additional Dermal Filler. Call our office for an appointment if you need more filler. Please note: Additional treatment will be charged at the current Dermal Filler price unless there is a special.
  • Combination Therapy: Dermal Filler fills areas of lost volume; however, it does not prevent muscle movement or resurface the skin. Most patients see best results when combining their Dermal Filler treatments with other antiaging and corrective procedures such as Botox®, Cosmetic, Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy, Microneedling, Medical Grade Facials, etc.
  • If you have any questions regarding which additional treatments may benefit you, please ask your provider.
  • Dermal Filler lasts 6 to 24 months on average. However, it is not necessary to wait six to 24 months to return for treatment. You may return for your next and/or additional Dermal Filler treatment as soon as you would like more volume correction in any areas of concern.

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