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Dermal Fillers: The Dos and Don’ts Before and After Dermal Filler Treatments

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Dermal Fillers: the dos and donts before and after treatment

Considering getting dermal fillers?

Whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro, knowing the right steps before and after the procedure can make all the difference.

Regardless of the type of filler or treatment areas such as the lips, chin, jawline, or cheeks, here’s your comprehensive guide to ensure you have a smooth dermal filler treatment experience and maintain optimal results.

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What To Do And Not To Do Before Your Dermal Filler Appointment:

What To Do and Not To Do 1 Week Prior To Your Dermal Filler Appointment:

  • DO: Ensure your provider is certified and experienced in dermal fillers.
  • DON’T: Take blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve.
  • DON’T: Use any waxing, bleach, or hair removal cream on the area to be treated with dermal filler.
  • DON’T: Take supplements like garlic, vitamin E, gingko biloba, St. John’s Wort and omega-3 capsules. as they may cause bruising.

What To Do and Not To Do 2 Days Prior To Your Dermal Filler Appointment:

  • DO: Adhere to any specific instructions provided by your practitioner.
  • DON’T: Use topical products such as tretinoin (Retin-A), retinol, retinoids, glycolic acid, or other any “anti-aging” skincare products.

What To Do and Not To Do 24 Hours Prior To Your Dermal Filler Appointment:

  • DO: Drink plenty of water leading up to your dermal filler appointment.
  • DON’T: Drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior as it may increase your chances of bruising.
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What To Do and Not To Do After Your Dermal Filler Appointment:

6 to 10 hours After Your Dermal Filler Treatment:

  • DO: Apply ice to the area to minimize swelling.
  • DO: Use extra pillows to keep your head elevated while sleeping to reduce swelling.
  • DON’T: Touch, rub, scratch, massage, or pick at or around the injection site as this can cause irritation, sores or possible scarring.
  • DON’T: Apply makeup or lipstick to the treated area to avoid infection.

The Days Following Your Dermal Filler Treatment:

  • DO: Stick to a gentle skincare routine and avoid any aggressive treatments or products for a few days post-procedure.
  • DON’T: Drink alcohol as it may result in additional bruising.
  • DON’T: Partake in strenuous exercise in the first 24 hours and avoid excessive sweating.
  • DON’T: Use makeup for 24 hours after treatment.
  • DON’T: Use a sauna or have excessive heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.
  • DON’T: Use of Retin-A or similar products (ex. Kinerase, Tazarac) 2 days after treatment to avoid increased irritation or redness.
  • DO: Postpone dental procedures for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
  • DON’T: Have the following cosmetic treatments done for at least 2 weeks after treatment:
        • Lasers, including BBL, Clear + Brilliant, or Laser Hair Removal
        • Chemical Peels
        • Hydrafacials
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