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Pre-Treatment Recommendations for all Injectables

  • If receiving filler at your upcoming appointment, please notify us if you’ve had any recent dental work or if you are currently on any antibiotics for active infections.
  • Avoid blood thinners 24 hours prior to your Wrinkle Relaxer and Dermal Filler appointment such as Aspirin, Advil® or Aleve®, fish oil, vitamin E, and herbal supplements.
  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol, salts, and spicy foods to avoid excess swelling.
  • If you are pain-adverse and prone to bruising and swelling we recommend taking Arnica Montana an hour prior to your injectable appointment.

Post-Treatment Instructions for Botox® or Dysport®

Here are some important things to keep in mind to optimize your Botox® or Dysport® experience and ensure the best results.

  • Do NOT massage or apply pressure on the treated area for 6-8 hours after treatment since Botox® may migrate to areas of undesirable effectiveness.
  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid yoga or other rigorous exercise activities, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages for the 1st 24 hours after treatment. This may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the sites of the injection.
  • Avoid facials or any spa treatments for 2 weeks post your injectable treatment.
  • Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect although many people will recognize the benefits in 3-5 days after treatment.
  • Makeup: it is recommended that you wait 12 hours after the treatment before applying make-up.
  • Cold compresses may be used 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off to reduce swelling 2-3x per day during the 1st 1-2 days if needed.
  • We also recommend taking Arnica Montana to help with any swelling.

Post-Treatment Instructions for Dermal Fillers

Following these simple aftercare tips will help you achieve optimal results and ensure a smooth recovery after your dermal filler treatment.

  • Apply a cold gel pack to the area(s) treated (avoiding pressure) for 15 minutes (placing & removing every 10 seconds) each hour to help reduce swelling.
  • Avoid exercise or strenuous activities for the 24 hours after treatment; you may resume other normal activities/routines immediately.
  • You may take Acetaminophen like Tylenol® if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort.
  • Wait a minimum of two weeks (or as directed by your provider) before receiving any skincare, laser treatments, or dental work.
  • Untreated bruising will generally fade in 5 to 14 days.
  • Take Arnica Montana to help the bruising and swelling.
  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol, salts, or spicy foods to avoid excess swelling.
  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.

We understand you may have questions after reading these pre and post-treatment instructions. Our experienced teams at both medical spa locations in Alpharetta and Midtown Atlanta are here to guide you every step of the way. Your comfort and satisfaction are our top priorities. Don’t hesitate to call us at (678) 566-7200 if you have any questions or concerns. We look forward to helping you achieve your desired results.