Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • Plan 1-2 weeks of no major events in case you bruise or swell.
  • Taking blood thinners such as Aspirin, Advil, Aleve, Motrin, Fish Oil, Vitamins A, B, C or E or consuming alcoholic beverages may increase the risk of bruising. Consult your physician prior to stopping any prescribed medication.
  • You may use topical anesthetic in the office prior to your scheduled appointment (please arrive 30 minutes prior to procedure).
  • If you have a history of cold sores, we recommend a course of antiviral medication pre and post treatment in order to prevent an outbreak of cold sores if you are prone to them. 

Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • Avoid touching the injected area for 24 hours. 
  • Avoid wearing make-up, lotions or sunscreen for a minimum of 8 hours. 
  • Avoid heat and strenuous activity for 24 hours post injection.
  • Avoid laying on your face for long periods of time (i.e., side-sleeping, or massage) for 1 week.
  • Please notify the office right away if there is pain, discoloration or blistering after the injection appointment.
  • Allow 2 full weeks for full healing and final results.