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Dermal Filler

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Inform your provider if you have a history of Perioral Herpes/Cold Sores to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment.

  • Avoid dental work (including standard teeth cleaning) at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and one month following treatment. Avoid oral surgery at least 4 weeks prior to treatment and one month following treatment.

  • 7 DAYS BEFORE treatment (to prevent bruising): Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve. Also avoid herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 capsules. Please note: If you have a cardiovascular history, please check with your doctor prior to stopping use of Aspirin.

  • 3 DAYS BEFORE treatment: Avoid topical products such as Retinols, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or any “anti-aging” products. Also avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages 24 hours before (or after) your treatment to minimize bruising.

  • Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or suffer from any neurological diseases

  • Do not schedule to have dermal fillers within 2 weeks of major events, such as weddings or photoshoots, to avoid swelling or bruising during these times.


Day of Treatment

  • Arrive to the office with a “clean face.” Please do not wear makeup.

  • To maximize your comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic may be applied. In some cases, a local numbing medication will be injected into or around the area(s) to be treated.

  • You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or a stinging sensation following injection.

  • To ensure a smooth and even correction, your provider may massage the area(s) treated, which may cause a temporary, minimal amount of redness to your skin.

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