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Aftercare instructions for facial fillers

  • Do not touch the treated area for 3 to 4 hours after treatment.
  • You can very gently apply an ice pack to the treated area for 10 minutes every hour, for the first three hours after treatment.
  • Apply arnica montana cream every two hours, for 48 hours following treatment. You may also take arnica tablets.
  • Avoid high intensity exercise for 48 hours.
  • While washing your face the day of treatment, use only soap and water, and be very gentle.
  • Until the swelling and redness have subsided, avoid intense heat or cold temperatures.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Drink enough water to stay properly hydrated.
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Avoid medications and supplements that thin the blood. These include:

  • Aspirin
  • Fish oils
  • Coumadin
  • Warfarin
  • Xarelto
  • Eliquis
  • Vitamin E
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Ginkgo biloba
  • Flaxseed oil
  • Turmeric
  • Chia seeds
  • St. John’s Wort
  • Oils high in omega-3 fatty acids
  • NSAIDs (Advil®, Motrin®, naproxen, ibuprofen)

Aftercare instructions for Botox 

  • Exercise the treated muscles for the first hour after treatment (raising your eyebrows, scowling, squinting, etc). This helps the Botox to be more effective.
  • Avoid lying down for three hours after treatment.
  • If you received Botox in your forehead, avoid washing your hair or using a blow dryer for 24 hours.
  • You may apply cold compresses for 5 to 10 minutes every 2 hours if swelling to the affected areas for Botox.

Aftercare instructions for lip fillers

  • Do not use any makeup on your lips for 24 hours after treatment.
  • You may use an ice pack or an ice cube covered in clean cloth to help with any discomfort.
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications (see the list above).
  • Avoid high intensity exercise for 48 hours.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Drink enough water to stay properly hydrated.
  • Heat causes swelling to increase, so avoid high temperatures such as baths, hot tubs, or saunas for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Do not sleep on your face, and try to sleep with your head elevated.
  • Wait a week before flying anywhere. 

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