Things to know before you go: 

  • Do not use Botox or dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding,
  • Do not use Botox if you are allergic to eggs or any of its ingredients or if you suffer from any neurological disorders.
  • Do not use Botox or fillers if you have an active skin infection
  • It is not recommended to have Botox treatments less than 90 days apart.
  • The most common side effect is bruising and swelling. It is NOT advisable to have injections less than 2 weeks before a big event.

Pre-care instructions (1 week before

  • Avoid the following: Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Omega 3 fatty acids, Ginkgo biloba, Garlic, Ginger, cayenne, licorice, flax seed oil, CoQlO, and alcohol
  • Sunburned skin is difficult to treat so avoid exposure to the sun before your appointment
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, facial scrubs or the use of hair removal cream on the skin
  • Avoid the use of Alpha Hydroxy Acids higher than 10%, Retinol , or Retinol A
  • If you have a tendency to bruise easily, you may start taking Amica Montana, an oral homeopathic medication 3-4 days before treatment to help promote healing, minimize bruising and swelling
  • If you have a history of cold sores (herpes), please inform the doctor so you may be prescribed medication to start the day of treatment
  • Always inform your clinician of all medications especially antibiotics, high blood pressure medications, coumadin, Plavix, or other blood thinners

Post care instructions: 

  • Do not massage, rub or apply pressure to the treated area for 6 hours after treatment
  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and drinking alcohol for a few days following treatment
  • Apply topical Amica Montana cream to any areas with redness, bruising or swelling
  • Avoid exposure to the sun and cold outdoor activities until redness from treatment disappears
  • Do not restart Retinol or Retin-A for 2 days

If you had neurotoxin injections today (i e Xeomin. Botox etc } 

  • Stay upright; do not lie down for at least 4 hours
  • You may experience occasional tingling sensations
  • It can take several days to see the full effect.
  • Makeup can be reapplied after treatment

If you had filler injections today

  • Avoid kissing, puckering, using a straw, and "lip plumpers". This can displace the filler material and cause complications.
  • Immediately apply ice to the area treated with very light pressure to reduce swelling. Ice should be applied for 10-20 minutes and then removed for 10-20 minutes. This cycle can be continued for 24 hours.
  • Mild to moderate bruising is very common with fillers. Apply Topical and/or oral Amica Montana to help with any areas of bruising and/or swelling.
  • Stay well hydrated to improve results. Filler attracts and binds to water to add volume to the skin.
  • Avoid facials, peel, micro-dermabrasion, dental treatment, "face down" massages for two weeks. Also, sleep on your back for the next few nights.
  • If possible, avoid makeup today. Gentle cleansing and moisturizer is fine.
  • The effect of filler is immediate with full effect in 7 days.

*Call the the office immediately to report any pain, redness, blisters, itching, or blanching of the skin at (602) 956-9560


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