Post-Care Instructions

If you experience any healing concerns, such as bruises traveling from one area to another, changes in skin texture, excessive pain, excessive peeling or dryness of the lips, numbness, or a blue or white discoloration of the skin, please contact us immediately at (610) 393-1253. If it is after hours, please make sure to leave a message.

If you believe you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.

Please do not apply ice packs directly to the skin.

General Post Care

  • Avoid all medications/supplements/foods/alcohol (unless medically necessary) that were listed in the pre-care instructions until swelling and bruising has healed. If you experience a need for pain relief, please use Tylenol (unless it is contraindicated to a condition you have or medication you are taking).
  • If you are experiencing bruising or swelling, please take Arnica (following the instructions on the label) until bruising/swelling subsides, unless it is contraindicated with any of your medications/medical conditions.
  • Please allow 2 weeks before evaluating results. If there are any questions or concerns about your results, please contact us at (610) 393-1253 or via email.

Neurotoxins (Botox, Dysport)

  • Do not lie down or bend over with your head down within 3 hours following your treatment. Please squat rather than bending over at the waist.
  • If there is bruising at the injection site, ice the area(s) for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid exercising until bruising has healed (at least 24 hours) to avoid increasing circulation and prolonging the healing process.
  • Avoid facials, massages, exfoliating and/or applying Clarisonic devices to the area(s) injected for at least 2 weeks post-procedure.
  • Avoid tanning or prolonged exposure to sunlight until swelling/bruising has subsided as this can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Please wait until the day after treatment before wearing hats or headbands.
  • If this is your first neurotoxin treatment, please take “after” photos 2 weeks post-treatment to bring to your provider at your next appointment. This will help us evaluate proper dosage for your next treatment.

Dermal Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane)

  • If you feel that an area needs help blending in, you may press the area firmly (as firmly as you can) a few times a day for the first 2 weeks. You may use your finger or a cotton swab (Q-tip) to help knead the area. Please wait for bruising to heal before doing this.
  • Beginning immediately post-injection, ice the area(s) for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid exercise until swelling/bruising has healed to avoid increasing circulation and prolonging the healing process.
  • Avoid make-up until the day after procedure. Oxygenetix is safe to use post-procedure and is sold in our office. For the following days of healing, dark, matte lipstick covers bruising best!
  • Avoid facials, massages, exfoliating and/or applying Clarisonic devices to the injected area(s) for 2 weeks post-procedure.
  • Avoid tanning or prolonged exposure to sunlight until swelling/bruising has subsided as this can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • For lip filler – avoid pursing of the lips for 2 weeks, which includes using straws or water bottles (only use cups – wide-brimmed, plastic cups are best), kissing/intimate oral actions, and/or smoking/vaping/hookah.
  • For lip filler – the maximum amount we recommend per treatment session is 1 ml of filler for lips. This helps prevent overfilling the area or losing the natural shape of the lips by adding too much at one time. Most clients require additional treatments to reach their goals. Once goals are reached, they are typically maintained with smaller touch-ups every 6-8 months.
  • For lip filler – please avoid dental appointments and teeth whitening for at least 2 weeks post procedure.
  • For undereye, cheek, nose, or jawline filler – avoid wearing any tight-fitting masks for 2 weeks after the procedure. Please use an equally safe alternative if use of a mask is required.
  • For temple filler – after bruising has subsided, apply firm pressure to blend the area in for the first two weeks.
  •  If you desire additional filler for the area treated, please allow 4 weeks between appointment times to allow for full tissue recovery.

Kybella

  • Beginning immediately post-injection, ice the area(s) for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid exercising until bruising has healed to avoid increasing circulation and prolonging the healing process.
  • Avoid make-up in the area until the day after procedure.
  • Avoid facials, massages, exfoliating, and/or applying Clarisonic devices to the injected area(s) for 2 weeks post-procedure.
  • Avoid tanning or prolonged exposure to sunlight until swelling/bruising has subsided as this can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Expect moderate swelling to last for up to 3 weeks. Full results are not seen until 12 weeks post-procedure, and most clients require multiple treatments for desired results. If, after 12 weeks there are any questions or concerns about results, please contact us at (610) 393-1253.

Dissolver (Hylenex)

  • After bruising has subsided, please firmly massage the area a few times a day for one week.
  • Beginning immediately post-injections, ice the area(s) for 10 minutes on, 10 minutes off, as much as possible for the first 24 hours.
  • Avoid exercising until swelling/bruising has healed to avoid increasing circulation and prolonging the healing process.
  • Avoid makeup until the day after the procedure. For the following days of healing, dark, matte lipstick covers bruising of the lips best!
  • Avoid tanning or prolonged exposure to sunlight until swelling/bruising has subsided as this can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • When correcting filler irregularities from other offices, multiple treatments may be required for desired results.

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