Before Dermal Fillers

In an ideal situation, it is prudent to follow some simple guidelines before treatment that can make all the difference between a fair result or great result, by reducing some possible side effects associated with the injections. We realize this is not always possible; however, minimizing these risks is always desirable.

Patients must be in good health with no active skin infections in the areas to be treated. A full medical and dental history must be performed on all patients for optimal results.

If you develop a cold sore, blemish, rash or etc. prior to your appointment, you must reschedule. Please let us know if you are prone to cold sores, a pre-operative medication may help prevent cold sores after treatment.

Patient should not be needle phobic.

Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Alcohol may thin the blood which will increase the risk of bruising.

Avoid anti-inflammatory/ blood thinning medications ideally, for a period of two (2) weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingo Biloba, St. John’s Wart, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/ swelling after injections.

Schedule Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring, i.e. wedding, vacation, etc. It is not desirable to have a very special event occurring and be bruised from an injection which could have been avoided.

Discontinue Retin-A two (2) days before and two (2) days after treatment.

Please avoid alcohol, caffeine, niacin supplements, high-sodium foods, high-sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruit), spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment.