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Filler Instructions

Pre Treatment

● Inform your provider if you have a history of oral herpes to receive advice on antiviral therapy  prior to treatment
● Avoid dental work (including standard teeth cleaning) at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and 2 weeks following treatment. Avoid oral surgery at least 4 weeks prior to treatment and 4 weeks following treatment
● Avoid vaccination at least 2 weeks prior to treatment and 4 weeks following treatment
● 7 DAYS BEFORE treatment (to prevent bruising): Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter  medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve. Also avoid herbal supplements, such  as Garlic, VitaminE, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 capsules. Please note: If you  have a cardiovascular history, please check with your doctor prior to stopping use of Aspirin
● 3 DAYS BEFORE treatment: Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids,  Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or any “anti-aging” products. Also avoid waxing, bleaching,  tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated
● Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before (or after) your treatment to avoid extra  bruising
● Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its  ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders. Please inform your provider if you have  any questions about this prior to the treatment

Day of Treatment

● Arrive at the office with a “clean face.” Please do not wear makeup, including eye makeup
● To maximize your comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic may be applied. In some  cases, a local numbing medication will be injected into or around the area(s) to be treated
● You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or a stinging sensation following injection
● To ensure a smooth and even correction, your provider may massage the area(s) treated, which  may cause a temporary, minimal amount of redness to your skin

Post Treatment

● Redness and swelling are normal. Bruising may also be visible
● You may experience some tenderness at the treatment site(s) that can last for a few hours or a few days
● Depending upon the area(s) treated and product(s) used, you may feel “firmness” in the treated  area(s) for 1 to 2 weeks after treatment. Over time, the area(s) will soften and “settle”
● For post treatment care, we recommend applying Alastin INhance post-injection serum and your favorite hyaluronic acid serum

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

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