If you're considering dermal fillers, there are a few essential things to remember before proceeding. Here's what you need to know:
When To Schedule Your Treatment
- Schedule your dermal filler treatment strategically, ensuring any possible swelling or bruising won't disrupt your social events.
Preventing Bleeding and Bruising
- Before your treatment, you'll need to stop using blood thinning products for 10 days. This includes aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, and other similar products.
- For optimal results, it's best to steer clear of alcohol for a full day before and after the injectable treatment.
- You may want to consider incorporating Arnica Montana, a natural supplement, into your routine. Taking 5 tablets three times per day, starting one week before treatment, can help minimize bruising.
Medical History and Current Health Status
- Please inform your healthcare provider if you have a history of cold sores. They may consider prescribing an antiviral medication prior to your injections.
- If you have any open sores in the treatment area, you'll need to reschedule.
- Additionally, kindly notify your provider of any existing medical conditions or prescribed medications.
Pre-Treatment Skin Care
- To ensure the best results, resist the temptation to wax, bleach, tweeze, or use hair removal cream on the treatment area for 48 hours before your session.
- Don't use any topical products that contain retinoid or alpha hydroxy acid serums, as these can increase your risk of bruising.
When To Reschedule Or Delay Injections
Since injectables can increase the risk of infection, it's important to reschedule or delay your session if:
- You have an active cold sore, infection, rash, or any other skin condition in the treatment area.
- You're pregnant or nursing.
- You've recently had a facial procedure of any kind done (Botox, lasers, etc.).
- You're experiencing flu-like symptoms, such as fever or chills.
- You recently had dental work done.
- Are currently on injectable or immunosuppressive medications such as Taltz or Enbrel.
Remember, you can always contact our Chicago med spa office with any questions or concerns. At the end of the day, your safety is our priority!