Pre/Post Treatment Instructions Botox/Dysport and
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers

Pre-Treatment Instructions Botox/Dysport (NT) and Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Fillers):

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment as alcohol may thin the blood and increase your risk of bleeding.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications if possible and if approved by your physician for a period of 7 days before treatment. Medication and supplements such as Coumadin, aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDs have a blood-thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.
  • Schedule your Dermal Fillers and Botox/Dysport appointment at least 4 weeks prior to a special event, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from Botox/Dysport injections can take 3 to 7 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent during that time period as well.
  • Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.
  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish on the area to be treated. You will be charged a fee if canceled within less than 24 hours.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, please let your provider know and they may put you on an anti-viral medication prior to and after your treatment.
  • Be sure to have a good meal and hydrate before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
  • You are NOT a candidate for either treatment if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or allergic to lidocaine.
  • If you are prone to bruising, you can take Arnica by mouth which may help decrease bruising and swelling. Start at least 2 days prior to injections.

Post-Treatment Botox/Dysport (NT):

  • Do NOT manipulate the treatment area for 3 hours following the treatment. Do NOT receive facial/laser treatments or microdermabrasion after injections for at least 10 days.
  • Do NOT lie down flat or lean forward for an extended period of time for at least 4 hours after your treatment. This will prevent the NT from tracking into the orbit of the eye and causing eyelid drooping.
  • It can take approximately 3 to 7 days for results to be seen. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks (14 days) of your treatment, you may need additional units added. This does NOT mean that the product is not working. It may mean that the dose was not enough. Results are dose-dependent and each person requires individualized treatment amounts. You are charged for the amount of product used and needed. Therefore, you will be charged for the amount used during any touch-up or subsequent appointments.
  • Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for at least 6 hours after treatment. This will keep the NT in the injected area and not elsewhere.
  • Avoid hot tubs, whirlpools, saunas, and excessively hot showers the day of treatment to keep the NT in the injected area and not elsewhere.
  • Take Arnica by mouth and/or use Arnica cream which may help decrease bruising and swelling.
  • Avoid flying for 72 hours after injection as changes in the air pressure can affect the results of the treatment and can cause product movement to other muscles in the face causing undesirable effects.

Post-Treatment Instructions Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Dermal Fillers:

  • Note: Immediately after, you may have mild/moderate redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, lumps/bumps, itching, tingling, numbness, and/or feeling of fullness/pressure. This may last 2 weeks (most fillers) to 4 weeks (Voluma). Lips may appear uneven and/or lumpy for up to 14 days. If any symptoms last longer, please call for a follow-up appointment.
  • Avoid make-up for 12 hours after treatment if possible.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
  • Avoid extensive sun/heat or cold for 48 to 72 hours.
  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salt to avoid excess swelling for 24 hours.
  • If you have swelling, you may apply cool compresses for 15 minutes intervals each hour to minimize swelling.
  • Use Tylenol for any discomfort/soreness.
  • Resist touching or massaging the treated area unless otherwise instructed.
  • Attempt to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.
  • Take Arnica by mouth and/or use Arnica cream which may help decrease bruising and swelling.
  • Postpone dental procedures for at least 2 weeks after treatment unless emergent.
  • Avoid laser treatments, chemical peels, or other procedures for at least 2 weeks post injections.

For more information on Botox/Dysort or Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers or to find out if this treatment is right for you, call The Aesthetic Boutique at 337.852.8995 or Request a Consultation!