Post-Injection Recommendations For Botox and Dermal Fillers

Post Care Instructions for Belotero, Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Voluma and RADIESSE

What to expect afterwards:

  • Bruising varies between patients. Usually minimum bruising occurs and resolves within 2-3 days. On occasion, bruising may be more significant and last up to 7-10 days.
  • We suggest you take Arnica Montana (following package instructions) to avoid swelling & bruising starting 3 days prior to your injection appointment.
  • It is normal to feel “firmness” in the injection area (s) for the first few days after treatment. Over time, the area will soften, leaving you with a natural looking result.

 

How to care for the injection site?

  • Avoid pressure on the treated area for 6 hours after treatment. After that, the area can be washed gently with soap and water, but do not scrub or exfoliate.
  • Do not apply makeup or any other cosmetic product for at least 2 hours after your treatment.
  • When applying makeup, apply it gently, avoiding strenuous rubbing of the injection site for the first 2-3 days afterwards.
  • If you must touch the area, it is very important to wash your hands prior to doing so.
  • Apply a cold compress or ice pack wrapped in a thin cloth as soon as possible following injection to help minimize swelling & bruising. Apply for 15 minutes to the injected sites, then rest 30 minutes.
  • Repeat icing during the course of the evening on the day of your injection.

 

When can I resume normal activities?

  • Most patients return to their normal routine/activities immediately.
  • Sunbathing, excessive heat, such as sitting in a sauna or a tanning bed, is to be avoided until redness and swelling has subsided.
  • DO NOT EXERCISE strenuously for the next 24 hours after the injection as this can increase swelling and slow the healing process.

 

*PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE:  If you are experiencing any other symptoms such as severe pain, unusual swelling or notice an area that is dark red, dark purple, or has pustules on the skin this could indicate an infection or adverse reaction. This should be reported immediately to our office. It is better to call immediately if any of these symptoms occur, rather than wait. Do not hesitate to call:

         

Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery:  303-839-7980

Aesthetics by Design:  303-866-0180

PATIENT INSTRUCTIONS – NEUROMODULATOR

BOTOX® Cosmetic Botulinum Toxin Type A, DYSPORT abobotulinum, and Xeomin (incobotulinumtoxinA)

  • Do not bend over, lay flat, workout, touch the area or wear a baseball cap for at least 4 hours post injections.
  • Be sure to “scrunch and relax” facial muscles every 10 minutes over the next ½  hour.
  • If this is your first treatment in our clinic, please schedule a follow-up appointment in 2 weeks for post treatment evaluation and photos.
  • The use of Arnica Montana tablets (follow package instructions) or drinking 8oz. of pineapple juice a day for 3-5 days pre/post treatment may help with healing and bruising.
  • Neurotoxins take 24-48 hours to begin working and results are often visible between 3-5 days, and at day 14 optimal results are seen.
  • Be sure to set up an appointment to be retreated in 3-4 months unless otherwise instructed by your provider to maintain results.
  • As your corrections continue to be successful, it is likely that over a period of time the amount of Neurotoxin used will likely decrease and the intervals of treatment will become further apart.

Please feel free to contact our office or your provider with any questions or concerns.

PATIENT INFORMATION & INSTRUCTIONS – SCULPTRA

What to expect afterwards:

  • Swelling and bruising varies depending on each individual’s tendency to bruise and on the extent and amount of injection. Usually there is minimal swelling and bruising, which resolves within 2-3 days. With extensive treatment bruising can be moderate and take 7-10 days to resolve. Bruising can be easily camouflaged with make-up.
  • Some patients can also experience itching.
  • We suggest you take Arnica Montana 3 tablets, 3 times a day as directed to avoid swelling & bruising starting 3 days prior to your injection appointment.
  • Other side effects may include small lumps under the skin that are noticeable upon pressing on the treated area. These should dissipate naturally.
  • You may experience mild to moderate stinging or aching sensations after the injections for a few days.
  • Avoid alcohol for 6 hours after your treatment.
  • Remember that Sculptra replaces lost collagen and works gradually over time. The full effects are not apparent for 6-12 weeks.

How to care for the injection site?

  • Massage the treated area (s) 3 times a day for 3-5 minutes for 3 weeks post treatment.
  • Apply a cold compress wrapped in a thin cloth as soon as possible following injection to help minimize swelling & bruising. Small baggies of frozen peas also work well. Apply for 15 minutes to the injected sites, then off for 30 minutes. Repeat icing during the course of the evening on the day of your injection.
  • Do not apply makeup or any other cosmetic product for at least 4 hours after your treatment today.
  • When applying makeup, apply it gently, avoiding strenuous rubbing of the injection site.
  • It is very important to wash your hands prior to touching the area.

When can I resume normal activities?

  • Avoid the sun or use sunscreen for 2 weeks following injections.
  • NO EXERCISE of any kind, other than light walking should be avoided for the next 24 hours as this can increase swelling and slow the healing process.

*PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE:  If you are experiencing any other symptoms such as severe pain, unusual swelling or notice an area that is dark red, dark purple, or has pustules on the skin this could indicate an infection or adverse reaction. This should be reported immediately to our office. It is better to call immediately if any of these symptoms occur, rather than wait. Do not hesitate to call:

 

Colorado Facial Plastic Surgery: 303-839-7980 Aesthetics by Design: 303-866-0180

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