Dermal Fillers Pre & Post Instructions

Before Dermal Filler Treatment

Avoid using aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St John’s Wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements as these may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

Talk with your healthcare professional if you have previously suffered from facial cold sores. He or she may prescribe a medication to minimize recurrence.

If you are a person that bruises easily, you can take a dose of Homeopathic Arnica (found at supplement stores) the night before, immediately prior to procedure, and another immediately after procedure, and every 6 hours as needed. Topical arnica can also be used on bruises to speed up the healing process.

After Treatment

Use cold compresses to reduce swelling.

Avoid exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing).

Reduce the risk of facial cold sore recurrence that could be caused by needle punctures. Talk with your healthcare professional about medications that may minimize an outbreak.

Avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as ibuprofen), St John’s wort, or high doses of vitamin E supplements for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

After treatment, you might have some swelling, redness, pain, bruising, or tenderness. These are typically mild in severity and normally last less than 14 days in lips.

Contact your healthcare professional if you experience side effects beyond 14 days-and ask about follow-up appointments.