Post-Procedure Instructions

Botox

Pre-Procedure:

  • Avoid consuming alcohol 24 hours before and after your scheduled appointment to reduce the potential for bruising.
  • Avoid NSAIDs (i.e. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil) and Aleve (Naprosyn) for 24-48 hours before your scheduled appointment.
  • One week prior to your scheduled appointment, do your best to avoid Omega-3 (fish oil) capsules, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, aspirin (or any medication containing acetylsalicylic acid), and dietary supplements including ginkgo biloba, evening primrose oil, garlic, feverfew, and ginseng. These medications have the potential to increase bleeding with injections, though it’s typically quite minor. If you take aspirin for a cardiovascular condition, please consult with your physician before pausing your medication.
  • Prior to your appointment, please disclose to your injector if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. This is a contraindication to Botox injections, and the health & safety of our patients (and their babies) is of the utmost importance!
  • If possible — and if you are comfortable doing so — please arrive with a clean, make-up free face.
  • Botox is the perfect treatment to couple with many other aesthetic procedures. If you are looking to maximize your appointment time, be sure to ask our team during scheduling if you can combine your Botox treatment with another treatment.

Post-Procedure:

  • Remain upright for 4 hours. Try to avoid bending over or lying down, especially in a prone/face-down position (i.e. on a massage table). These position changes may cause the medication to migrate to areas other than the targeted muscle.
  • Avoid any activity that causes excessive sweating or flushing, including hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, or outdoor activities in the sun for the remainder of the treatment day. Keep any exercise light immediately post-treatment (you may resume normal activities the next day).
  • Avoid massaging the treated area for 4 hours post-procedure.
    Some patients experience a mild headache after treatment. If needed, you can take Tylenol to relieve symptoms.
  • You may shower and wash your face as you normally would in the evening after your treatment.
  • If mild bruising or swelling occurs, you may use oral and/or topical Arnica Montana, which can be found at most drug stores and grocery store pharmacy/natural food sections.
  • You may apply makeup after your treatment, but wait about 4 hours and keep it relatively light.
  • Schedule microneedling treatments at least 2 weeks after any Botox appointment to allow the medication ample time to settle.

Dermal Filler

Pre-Procedure

  • Avoid consuming alcohol 24 hours before and after your scheduled appointment to reduce the potential for bruising.
    Avoid NSAIDs (i.e. Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil) and Aleve (Naprosyn) for 24-48 hours before your scheduled appointment.
  • One week prior to your scheduled appointment, do your best to avoid Omega-3 (fish oil) capsules, Vitamin E, St. John’s Wort, aspirin (or any medication containing acetylsalicylic acid), and dietary supplements including ginkgo biloba, evening primrose oil, garlic, feverfew, and ginseng. These medications have the potential to increase bleeding with injections, though it’s typically quite minor. If you take aspirin for a cardiovascular condition, please consult with your physician before pausing your medication.
  • Any procedure involving needles has the potential for bruising. Please plan accordingly and don’t schedule any big events for 2 weeks after your appointment.
  • Prior to your appointment, please disclose to your injector if you are currently pregnant or breastfeeding. This is a contraindication to dermal filler, and the health & safety of our patients (and their babies) is of the utmost importance!
  • If possible — and if you are comfortable doing so — please arrive with a clean, make-up free face.

Post-Procedure 

  • If mild bruising or swelling occurs, you may use oral and/or topical Arnica Montana, which can be found at most drug stores and grocery store pharmacy/natural food sections.
  • Keep your face clean and make-up free for at least 12 hours.
  • After treatment, the use of ice (or cold compress provided to you at your appointment) is recommended in an intermittent fashion to help with swelling and/or bruising. 20 min increments are recommended with icing. 
  • Avoid any activity that causes excessive sweating or flushing, including hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, or outdoor activities in the sun for the remainder of the treatment day. Keep exercise light immediately post-treatment (you may resume normal activities the next day).
  • If you experience any tenderness or discomfort, you may take Tylenol and/or Advil to relieve symptoms.
  • Wait a minimum of 2 weeks after your treatment before receiving any additional skincare, laser, and/or dental procedures.

Microneedling

Post-Procedure

  • Do your best to stay out of the sun. If you must go outside, wear a broad-spectrum SPF, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses to protect your skin.
  • Avoid any activity that causes excessive sweating or flushing, including hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, or outdoor activities in the sun for the remainder of the treatment day. Keep exercise light immediately post-treatment (you may resume normal activities the next day).
  • Keep your face clean and make-up free until the following day.
    Your skin may feel dry and/or tight post-treatment. Feel free to liberally apply the Rescue Calm ointment provided by your clinician (or your own hyaluronic acid) throughout the day.
  • If your treatment was in the late afternoon/early evening, go to sleep with the serums applied during your session on your face for maximum absorption. If your treatment was earlier in the day/morning, you may wash your face with a gentle cleanser before bed.
  • Avoid active products (i.e. Retinols, Vitamin C products, Benzoyl Peroxides) for approximately 3-5 days post-treatment. Most patients’ skin returns to baseline after 5-7 days, at which time, you may return to your normal skincare routine.
  • For best results, most patients require 3-5 treatments spaced 4-6 weeks apart.

Peel

Post-Procedure

  • For best results, we encourage patients to sleep in their peel/products.
  • Do your best to stay out of the sun. If you must go outside, wear a broad-spectrum SPF, wide-brimmed hat, and sunglasses to protect your skin.
  • For 2 days post-treatment, keep your skin cool, and avoid harsh chemicals or weather conditions. Specifically, avoid direct sunlight; activities that cause excessive sweating; tanning; hot water or blow dryers directly on the face; swimming; and application of ice to the treated area.
  • For 3-5 days following your treatment, use only the products included in the post-procedure kit provided by your clinician.
  • After about 5 days, when your skin is back to baseline, you may return to your normal regimen.
  • We would recommend to avoid smoking as exposure to smoke of any kind can delay your healing process. 

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