When you get filler treatments, you want the process to go as smoothly as possible, don’t you? In order to ensure your filler treatments last as long as possible and to minimize the chance of unwanted side effects, you should make sure to follow proper pre and post-filler care.
Before Getting Fillers
Book Your Appointment Early
If you’re planning on attending a wedding or school reunion, book your filler appointment at least two weeks before the event. This allows enough time for your injections to settle, results to appear, and any swelling or bruising to subside.
Avoid Taking Certain Medications
Certain medications, such as blood thinners and anti-inflammatory drugs, can increase your chances of bruising and/or swelling at the injection site. For two weeks before your treatment, avoid taking certain medications such as aspirin, Motrin, and Advil, and supplements such as ginkgo biloba, ginseng, and fish oil.
Note: If you take medication for a heart condition, consult your doctor before you stop using it.
Let Us Know About Cold Sores
It’s not safe to receive filler treatments if you have a rash or cold sore, so you should reschedule your appointment if you see one appear on your skin. If you have a history of cold sores, let your provider know so he or she can see if you should be prescribed an antiviral medication beforehand.
After Getting Fillers
Stay Out of the Sun
Your skin can be a bit sensitive, so avoid spending too much time in the sun or heat for 72 hours after your treatment.
Don’t Drink Alcohol
Hold off on Happy Hour after receiving your treatment. Alcohol and other salty foods increase your chance of swelling.
Avoid Heavy Exercise
For at least a day after getting your fillers, don’t push yourself too hard at the gym. To avoid any problems with your fillers, stick to lighter exercises, like yoga.
Trust Laser Gentle with Your Fillers
At Laser Gentle Medical Spa, our professionals in Burlington and Natick are highly trained to provide you with beautiful results that achieve the youthful look you desire and advise you on the best way to help your fillers last longer.
If you would like to begin feeling more confident in your skin, be sure to give us a call today at 781.334.8893 to set up your initial consultation!
*Results from non-surgical procedures will vary from patient to patient and are not guaranteed.
* Procedure results may vary. Laser Gentle Medical Spa does not guarantee lasting results for any of our procedures, including fat loss or fat reduction.
*The information on this website is for general information purposes only.