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Pre Treatment

  • Please try to refrain from wearing any makeup to your appointment 

  • Avoid, if possible, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) such as Ibuprofen and Aspirin, fish oil, Vitamin E and alcohol for 1 week prior to treatment to minimize potential bruising and bleeding

  • Prescription anticoagulants/antiplatelet medications will increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Only if cleared by your primary care provider, avoid 1 week prior to treatment

  • Bruising is ALWAYS a risk factor with treatments so please plan a minimum of 2 weeks prior to an event

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to the treatment 

  • Pineapple juice and Arnica Tablets are recommended to reduce bruising 5 days prior to treatment

  • Purchasing Arnica Gel/Cream for post-procedure use is recommended

  • This treatment is contraindicated if you are trying to get pregnant, pregnant, or nursing

Post Treatment

  • To reduce bruising you may

  1.    take Arnica Tablets

  2.    use Arnica Gel/Cream (found at CVS) 

  3.    drink pineapple juice 

  • Remain upright for 4 hours after injection

  • Do not put your head below your heart for 4 hours

  • Exaggerate facial expressions in the injected area for 1 hour after injection 

  • Do not exercise for 24 hours after injection 

  • Do not wear anything (e.g. hats, headbands) on your head for 24 hours 

  • Do not massage or manipulate injection sites for 48 hours after injection  

Side Effects: 

  • Pinpoint bleeding

  • Redness and swelling (appears as a “bee-sting”) will appear at injection site and will subside within 1 hour post-procedure. 

  • Discomfort at injection site including pain/tenderness 

  • Headache 

  • Tightness/heavy feeling 

You should notice maximal benefit within 10 days of treatment and should return for a follow up appointment and any necessary refinement 14 days after treatment (especially if this is your first treatment). You may incur additional fees during the follow up visit. 

Results last 3-4 months 

Please call if you have any questions or concerns: 815-249-1025

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