Pre-Care Instructions

  • Avoid the use of Aspirin; NSAIDS, Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids for up to 1-week pre and post injection as they will increase your risk of bruising.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before (or after) your treatment to avoid extra bruising.
  • You may take Amica tablets 2-3 days prior to your injection to reduce the risk-of bruising.
  • Do not apply products that are potentially irritating (examples: Tretinoin/Retin-A, Glycolic acid, Benzoyl peroxide, Hydroquinone) for 2 -3 days before and after treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores, please inform your provider.
  • Please inform your provider if you are pregnant or breastfeeding or are allergic to any of the ingredients.

Day of Treatment

  • You may use topical anesthetic medication in office before your scheduled appointment (please arrive 30 minutes prior to-procedure) .
  • Arrive with a clean face. Please do not wear makeup.
  • You may experience a mild amount of tenderness and/or stinging during and following injections.
  • Redness and swelling are normal.
  • Bruising is normal and may occur up to 48 hours after procedure.

Post Care Instructions

  • Ice compresses can be used for 15 minutes 3 times the day of treatment. Avoid firm pressure.
  • You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness/discomfort
  • Massage the areas 5 times a day, for 5 minutes each time, for 5 days starting the day of treatment.
  • After your treatment there will be moderate swelling and redness with the possibility of bruising. These symptoms will resolve in about 7-10 days.
  • You may apply Arnica topically as well as take oral Arnica tablets to

help decrease the amount of bruising

  • Avoid-extended UV exposure until redness/swelling has subsided. Apply SPF.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your procedure.
  • Avoid laser, IPL, or skin tightening treatments of the area for at least 2-3 weeks
  • You may continue your topical products as mentioned above 1 week after injection

* If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the office at (561) 498-4407*

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