Tips for preparing for dermal filler injections include:
- Do not smoke.
- Minimize alcohol consumption.
- Avoid blood thinners, Ibuprofen, and certain supplements.
- Do not use Retinol-based products and other skin care products (as advised by your provider)
- Avoid sun exposure, exfoliants, tweezing, and other skin irritants.
What should you not do before fillers?
Avoid salty foods a few days before and after the treatment as excess sodium causes the body to retain water, which in turn can worsen swelling. Avoid any depilatory treatments (hair removal, such as tweezing, waxing, etc.) for a minimum of 2 days prior to the treatment.
What is the recovery time for facial fillers?
About 3 weeks You can return to work and your usual activities the same day of your appointment. In total, it takes a week or 2 to fully recover from BOTOX and about 3 weeks to recover from fillers. However, this time frame includes residual swelling and bruising that are typically barely noticeable.
What should I try before fillers?
For a week or two before treatment, eat fresh pineapple. It contains bromelain, an enzyme that is known to decrease bruising. Fives days before treatment, take arnica, an herbal product that reduces swelling and promotes healing. For two days before receiving dermal fillers, don't consume alcohol.
What do you look like immediately after fillers?
Your initial appearance after treatment with any dermal filler may include: An "overfilled" appearance to treated areas. Swelling or bruising ranging from mild to severe. Temporary numbness or redness.
How do you prepare for Botox fillers?
It is best to avoid alcohol for a minimum of 3 days prior to injectable treatment. Avoid certain supplements and medications before the procedure. It is best to avoid any blood thinning agents for at least 1 week prior to injectable treatment to minimize the occurrence of bruising.