• Lidocaine allergy can be a problem for Dermal Fillers. Those who have lidocaine allergies are not candidates for dermal filler treatment. 
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 before your Dermal Filler appointment (Get consent from PCP).
  • Do not take Aspirin or NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aleve. Additionally, high dosages of some supplements and vitamins may increase the chance of bruising thin your blood. Would you please advise your provider if you take Plavix, Coumadin, or any other blood thinners for a medical disorder?
  • 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. If you are prescribed a different medication, adhere to the directions for this medication.
  • You may not be pregnant or nursing. 
If you have changes to your health or personal activities, please notify our staff before dermal filler treatment.
  • You may experience tenderness, tingling, lumpiness, bruising pressure fullness at the injection immediately after treatment.
  • Use ice or cold gel packs to comfort the affected areas and prevent swelling.
    Avoid drinking alcohol for up to six hours and do not use blood thinners like aspirin and NSAIDS for several days to prevent bruising. You can use Tylenol if needed for pain.
  • Please –
    a) Avoid touching or scrubbing at the injection sites for 24 hours after treatment.
    b) Dermal Filler may be malleable for the first two weeks.
    c) To keep the Dermal Filler where our providers have placed it, sleep on your back (if possible, not necessary) and avoid rubbing the treated area for two weeks.
    d) Do not use direct heat such as a sauna, steam room blow dryer, hot shower, hot yoga, or strenuous exercise 24 hours after treatment.
    e) Makeup may be applied immediately after treatment if desired; to avoid excessive rubbing in the area.
  • After treatment to lips: The lips may become swollen and look somewhat uneven or lumpy postinjection. This can persist for 114 days. If symptoms persist beyond seven days, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our office for a follow-up appointment.
  • No facial massages, laser treatments, and dental appointments for two weeks after a Dermal Filler treatment.
  • It is okay to undergo most facials, laser, light-based treatments, and chemical peels before a dermal treatment.
  • Botox® Cosmetic may be injected immediately before or after dermal Filler;. If you have any questions regarding this, please ask your provider.
  • If you do not see the required correction level by day 14, you may need more dermal Filler. Call our office to arrange 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 treatment may benefit you, please ask your provider.
  • Dermal Filler lasts 6-24 months on average. However, it is unnecessary to wait for 6-24 months to return for treatment; you may return for your next and additional Dermal Filler treatment as soon as you would like more volume correction in any areas of concern.

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