482 Brick Blvd, Suite 3,
Brick Township, NJ   08724

Toxin & Filler Patient Education

Toxin pre-treatment instructions

Toxin Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other Fatty acids three days prior to treatment as it may affect bruising and bleeding.
  • Refrain from Alcohol, Caffeine and Niacin supplements 24 to 48 hours prior to your treatment as it can affect bruising and swelling.
  • If you develop a cold sore, blemish or rash in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend rescheduling.
  • Please note that makeup will be removed before the treatment to cleanse the skin.
Toxin post-treatment instructions

Toxin Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • Avoid vigorous exercise, sun, heat exposure and excessive sweating for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Do not wear hats, headbands or anything right around the treated area.
  • Refrain from facials/massages for two weeks post-treatment to avoid inadvertently moving the toxin.
  • Retin-A products should not be used for two to three days post-procedure to avoid increased irritation and redness.
  • Do not wear makeup for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Immediately report any increased pain, swelling, redness, blisters or itching.
  • Keep in mind it can take 2-10 days to see the full effect of the treatment. A two week follow-up appointment is highly recommended to determine if any touch-ups are needed.
Filler pre-treatment instructions

Filler Pre-Treatment Instructions:

  • Please avoid wearing any lip or face makeup on the day of your appointment. It will have to be removed prior to injection.
  • If you have an upcoming event or vacation, keep in mind it may take up to two weeks for complete healing.
  • Refrain from Alcohol, Caffeine and Niacin supplements 24 to 48 hours prior to your treatment as it may affect bruising and swelling.
  • Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other Fatty acids three days prior to treatment as it may affect bruising and bleeding.
  • If you have a history of cold sores occurring more than 4 times per year, it is recommended to get pre-treated with medication prior to injection. Please consult with your primary care provider.
  • If you develop a cold sore or blemish prior to treatment, it is recommended to reschedule until it heals.
Filler post-treatment instructions

Filler Post-Treatment Instructions:

  • Do not touch, rub or press the treated area for six hours.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise, sun and heat for three days.
  • Refrain from laying down for several hours.
  • Do not submerge underwater (pools, hot tub, ocean etc.) for 24 hours.
  • Avoid cosmetic procedures such as laser, peels, facials or microdermabrasion for two weeks after treatment.
  • Lipstick or makeup should not be worn for 24 hours after the procedure.
  • Immediately report any increased pain, swelling, redness, blisters, itching or blanched areas if they occur.
  • Ice the treated area for 24 hours.
  • Keep in mind some swelling is expected and one side may heal faster than another.

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