Post Care Instruction
Contact your Provider:
Elizabeth Loan, APRN (606)923-9226
Tabbetha Carver, APRN (606)922-8346
Kimberly Pope, APRN (606)922-8421
Harlee Carpenter, RN (740)479-0513
Instructions for Dermal Filler
DO NOT: touch, press, rub or manipulate the implanted areas for the rest of the day after treatment. Avoid kissing, puckering and sucking movements for the rest of the day as these motor movements can undesirably displace the implanted dermal filler material You can cause irritation, sores, and/or problems, and possible scarring if you do.
AVOID: Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A., Vitamin E, or other essential fatty acids at least 3 days after treatment.
AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruit), spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours after your treatment.
AVOID: Vigorous exercise and sun and heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.
DISCONTINUE: Retin 2 days after treatment. It is best to wear no makeup or lipstick until the next day. Earlier use can cause pustules.
One side may heal faster than the other side.
You can expect some bruising and swelling around the areas that were injected. Apply ice for the first hour after treatment for ten minutes on and ten minutes off.
You must wait 2 weeks before any enhancements.
***Please report any redness, blisters, or itching immediately if it occurs after treatment.***
IF YOU NOTICE PALENESS OR WORSENING PAIN TO YOUR SKIN, CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY. DAY OR NIGHT. Vascular occlusions is a TIME SENSITIVE emergency condition where filler may block the blood flow to your tissue. DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT EBMEDSPA if you are concerned about this complication.
Instructions for Botox
The guidelines to follow post treatment have been followed for years, and are still employed today to prevent the possible side effect of ptosis (drooping of the eyelids). These measures should minimize the possibility of ptosis.
No straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise for 3-4 hours following treatment. It is now known that it takes the toxin approximately 2 hours to bind itself to the nerve to start its work, and because we do not want to increase circulation to that area to wash away the Botox® from where it was injected.
Avoid manipulation of area for 3-4 hours following treatment. (For the same reasons listed above.) This includes not doing a facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion after treatment with Botox®. A facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion can be done in same appointment only if they are done before the Botox®.
Facial exercises in the injected areas is recommended for 1-hour following treatment. This is to stimulate the binding of the toxin only to the localized area.
It can take 2 -10 days to take full effect. It is recommended that the patient contact the office no later than 2 weeks after treatment if desired effect was not achieved and no sooner to give the toxin time to work.
Makeup may be applied before leaving the office.
Instructions for Soft Filler Threading
It may take 2 weeks or longer for the treatment effect to be noticeable
Bruising and swelling is normal and expected – if bruising is visible you can start taking oral Arnica and apply topical arnica cream.
Asymmetry and irregularity of the tissues treated is common and should resolve.
Pain at the injection site(s) is normal – this may last several days or even one week after treatment. You may occasionally also feel stinging sensation as the solid filler threads settle in, this is normal.
What you need to do:
If you see any irregularity or puckering of the skin of the treated areas, you may gently massage those areas by gently massaging in circular motions. You may repeat this 3 to 5 times a day.
If any of the threads are exposed or start to extrude, you can either gently pull on the thread to try to remove it or you may use fine scissors to trim the suture at the skin. If you are uncomfortable performing either of these maneuvers, please contact your treatment provider to have this performed in the office. Always notify your clinician if this occurs regardless of whether you are able to return to the office or not.
Avoid exercise for 24 hours.
When to call:
If you experience increased redness, swelling, or pain at an injection area.
If one or more of the threads begin to extrude and you are unable or unwilling to remove the thread.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding your treatment.
I certify that I have been counseled in post-treatment instructions and have been given written instructions as well.