Preparing for Treatment
What should I do to prepare for my cosmetic filler or injectable treatment?
Before your treatment, avoid alcohol and blood-thinning medications for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid strenuous exercise or other activities that could increase your blood pressure. If you are prone to cold sores, you may be given an antiviral medication to prevent an outbreak.
How should I prepare my skin for the treatment?
You should avoid applying any makeup or skincare products to the treatment area before the procedure. If necessary, your practitioner will cleanse the area before treatment.
Should I stop taking any medications before my treatment?
You should inform your practitioner of any medications or supplements you are taking before your treatment. In some cases, it may be necessary to stop taking certain medications prior to your treatment.
How long before an event should I schedule my treatment?
It is recommended to schedule your treatment at least two weeks before any important event to allow for any potential side effects to subside.
What should I avoid after my cosmetic filler or injectable treatment?
After your treatment, you should avoid touching or rubbing the treated area for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid strenuous exercise or other activities that could increase your blood pressure for at least 24 hours. Additionally, avoid exposing the treated area to extreme temperatures (such as saunas or hot tubs) for at least 48 hours.
How should I care for the treated area?
It is important to keep the treated area clean and moisturized after your treatment. You should avoid applying any makeup or skincare products to the treated area for at least 24 hours.
Can I take pain medication after my treatment?
If you experience any discomfort after your treatment, you may take over-the-counter pain medication such as Tylenol. However, you should avoid aspirin and ibuprofen for at least 24 hours after your treatment as they can increase the risk of bruising.
Are there any side effects of cosmetic filler or injectable treatments?
Common side effects of cosmetic filler and injectable treatments include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. These side effects typically resolve within a few days. More serious side effects, such as infection or allergic reactions, are rare but can occur. If you experience any unusual or severe side effects, contact your practitioner immediately.
When should I schedule my next treatment?
The timing of your next treatment will depend on the type of filler or injectable used and your individual response to the treatment. Your practitioner will advise you on when to schedule your next treatment to maintain your desired results.