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DERMAL FILLER CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Pre Dermal Filler

· 3-5 days prior to treatment discontinue the use of blood thinning products such as: alcohol, aspirin, NSAIDs (advil, ibuprofen, motrin, aleve), fish oil, vitamin E, green tea, St. John's Wart - these will increase risk of bleeding, swelling, & bruising

· You may use acetaminophen (Tylenol) as an alternative to Advil

· Do not discontinue the use of prescription blood thinners unless permitted by your doctor

· Consult your doctor for pre-care instructions if you have a history of cold sores (lip injections may cause the virus to become activated


Post Dermal Filler

· You may experience swelling and bruising for one week

· Do not manipulate or over use the treated area while healing

· Avoid strenuous activity for 2-3 days - rest and elevate the area treated

· Avoid extreme heat (sun exposure, sauna, tanning beds) for 2-3 days

· Avoid makeup application for at least 24 hours

· Discontinue use of retinol products for 2-3 days

· You may ice the area for 10 minutes every hour for comfort

· You may apply arnica cream 3 times daily to decrease swelling

· You may use acetaminophen (Tylenol) for any discomfort

· Book a 2 week follow up appointment with your provider - we want to ensure you are pleased with your results!



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