Pre-Treatment & Aftercare Instructions

Injection Aftercare

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 4 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment.  Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, gingko biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Worst, Omega 3/Fish Oil Supplements Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDSA have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and selling after injections.
  • Schedule your Dermal Filler and Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation.  Results from Dermal Filler and botox injections will take approximately 7 days to appear.  Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that period.
  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.
  • If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, we may be able to place you on an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
  • Be sure to have a good meal, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
  • You are not a candidate if you are nursing or pregnant.  

Post Treatment Botox

  • Do NOT manipulate the treated area for 3 hours following your treatment.  Do NOT receive facial/laser treatments or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 10 days.  Ask your provider if you are not sure about the time frame of certain services.
  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after your Botox treatment.  This will prevent the Botox from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid.
  • It can take approximately 7 days for results to be seen.  If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks of your treatment you may need additional Botox.  You are charged for product used.  Therefore, you will be charged for a product used during any touch-up or subsequent appointments.
  • Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 6 hours after treatment.  This will keep the Botox in the injected area and not elsewhere.

Post Treatment Instructions Dermal Filler

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area.  Unless instructed by the provider.  
  • Avoid strenuous exercises for 24 hours
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours
  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling
  • If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour
  • Use Tylenol for discomfort
  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling
Other Procedures

Please contact our office at 503-692-7222 to receive aftercare instructions for additional procedures.

More information coming soon!