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Dermal Fillers

Pre & Post Care

Before treatment 

Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of vitamin E for 7-10 days prior to the procedure, as these may cause an increased risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s). Regular multi-vitamin and Tylenol® are permitted (If not contraindicated).
Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to the procedure as this can increase the risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal creams in the area(s) to be treated.
Take Tylenol® (if not contraindicated) 1 hour prior to your appointment to help with any discomfort you may have, if you have concerns about discomfort.
If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, make sure you inform the doctor that you have made your appointment, one week prior to your appointment; this will allow us adequate time to prescribe a medication to prevent an outbreak.
Sunburn skin is difficult to treat so avoid exposure to the sun.
Eat a small meal or a snack before your appointment.
Always inform your doctor of all medications, including supplements you may be taking as well as your medical history.

Post-Treatment Instructions:

Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area unless instructed by the provider.
Avoid strenuous exercise or anything that increases your heart rate for 24 hours.
Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours (no sauna, or hot tub).
Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excessive swelling.
You may apply a cool compress or ice pack for 15 minutes each hour while awake to reduce swelling.
Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort. No NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin) for 24 hours as they can increase bleeding.
Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.
Avoid wearing makeup on the day of procedure.
Sanitize your phone before putting it to your face and try to talk on speakerphone as much as you can on the day of the procedure.
Wait a minimum of two weeks before dental work, immunizations, or laser treatments.


  1. Fever or chills occurs
  2. Discolored britches in an area not injected
  3. Have blanching of injected areas
  4. Notice the area appears red/or hot to the touch
  5. Have severe or increasing pain
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