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Do’s & Don’ts of Aftercare for Botox & Filler

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Do’s & Don’ts of Aftercare for Botox & Filler

Post-treatment care for injectable procedures is vital for the best experience and the best results– this includes Botox, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Voluma, or the many other options we carry. We know you care about your skin and having an optimal experience, so here is a checklist for your reference. Patients are advised to follow post-treatment recovery instructions carefully.


 

Post-Treatment Care for BOTOX

FOR THE FIRST 4 HOURS…

  • Avoid lying down flat or bending far forward.

FOR THE FIRST 8 HOURS…

  • Avoid rubbing or touching the treated area.

FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS…

  • Avoid drinking any alcohol.
  • Avoid heavy exercise or any activity that increases your heartbeat.
  • Avoid being in a hot tub or jacuzzi.

There may be redness in the injected area– you can expect this to go down 2-3 hours after treatment.

Avoid exposing the treated area to sunlight.

If you choose to apply make-up to the treated area, be very gentle with the skin.

You may apply an icepack to prevent bruising. If bruising happens, you may cover it with make-up. Arnica cream or pill is helpful for reduction.

Full results are achieved 2 weeks after injection. To schedule a touch-up after 2 weeks, call or email us. Just a reminder: for 72 hours before your next Botox or filler procedure, it is recommended to avoid taking blood-thinning medication such as Ibuprofen, Advil, or Aspirin.


Post-Treatment Care for FILLERS

FOR THE FIRST 8 HOURS…

  • Avoid rubbing or touching the treated area.
  • After this period, gently massage the injection area to ensure a smooth surface– up to 3 days after treatment (before the filler becomes firm).

FOR THE FIRST 24 HOURS…

  • Avoid drinking any alcohol.

FOR THE FIRST 72 HOURS…

  • Sleep on your back rather on your side or on your stomach.

FOR THE FIRST 72 HOURS TO 7 DAYS…

  • Avoid heavy exercise or any activity that increases your heartbeat.
  • Avoid being in a hot tub or jacuzzi.

There may be swelling the first few days after injection and you may feel some pain upon touching the area. Use an icepack for relief as needed.

Avoid exposing the treated area to sunlight.

If you choose to apply make-up to the treated area, be very gentle with the skin.

You may apply an icepack to prevent bruising. If bruising happens, you may cover it with make-up. Arnica cream or pill is helpful for reduction.

Full results are achieved 2-3 weeks after injection. If you have any concerns (especially within the first 3 days), call or email us. Just a reminder: for 72 hours before your next Botox or filler procedure, it is recommended to avoid taking blood-thinning medication such as Ibuprofen, Advil, or Aspirin.


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