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Botox & Perioral Enhancement Dermal Fillers Albuquerque

A few simple guidelines before your treatment can make a difference between a good result and a fantastic one.

Pre-Treatment Instructions – Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

In an ideal situation it is prudent to follow some simple guidelines before treatment that can make all the difference between a fair result and a great result by reducing some possible side effects associated with the injections. We realize this is not always possible; however, minimizing these risks is always desirable.

  • Patient must be in good health with no active skin infections in the area to be treated.
  • Patient should not be needle phobic.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Alcohol may thin the blood, which will increase the risk of bruising.
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory / blood thinning medications ideally, for a period of two (2) weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
  • Schedule Botox appointment at least two (2) weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring, i.e., wedding, vacation, etc. It is not desirable to have a very special event occurring and be bruised from an injection, which could have been avoided.

Following these instructions very closely will greatly help your comfort, and promote uneventful healing of the area. If any of the instructions are not followed, you might have significantly more discomfort, and the success of the procedure may be affected.

Post-op Instructions – Botulinum Toxin (Botox)

The guidelines to follow post treatments 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. These activities may cause increased circulation at injection site causing material to move into areas not desired.
  • Avoid manipulation of area for 3-4 hours following treatment. This includes not doing a facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion after treatment with Botox.
  • It can take 2-10 days to take full effect.
  • Makeup should not be applied until 3-4 hours after treatment. Application of makeup should be applied with a clean brush and/or pad. Application of makeup may irritate the injection site if applied too soon after treatment.
  • A follow up appointment will be scheduled two weeks after injection appointment. At this appointment post procedure photos may be taken for office records. If you have any concerns with procedure outcomes, you can address them during this visit.

***Please report any redness, blisters, or itching immediately if it occurs after treatment***

Following these instructions very closely will greatly help your comfort, and promote uneventful healing of the area. If any of the instructions are not followed, you might have significantly more discomfort, and the success of the procedure may be affected. If you should have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, redness, blisters, or itching, call our office immediately at 505-293-2211 or 505-715-2772 (after hours).

Pre-Treatment Instructions – Dermal Filler Treatment

  • Patient should be in good overall health. A full medical and dental history must be performed on all patients for optimal results.
  • Patient should arrive to appointment with the face clean and free of makeup.
  • If you develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. prior to your appointment you must reschedule.
  • If you have a special event or vacation coming up, schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • Let us know if you are prone to cold sores – a pre-operative medication may help prevent cold sores after treatment.
  • Avoid: Alcohol, Caffeine, Motrin, Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic, Flax oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, fatty acids, Niacin supplements, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, or cigarettes 24 hours before your treatment. This is to reduce the incidence of bruising after these procedures.
  • Discontinue Retin-A two (2) days before and two (2) days after treatment.

Following these instructions very closely will greatly help your comfort, and promote uneventful healing of the area. If any of the instructions are not followed, you might have significantly more discomfort, and the success of the procedure may be affected.

Post-op Instructions – Dermal Fillers

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. Irritation, sores, and post-operative complications including scarring are possible if you manipulate the dermal filler implants.

Avoid vigorous exercise and sun and heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.

Discontinue Retin-A two (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 two (2) weeks before any enhancements.
  • A follow up appointment will be scheduled two weeks after injection appointment. At this appointment post procedure photos may be taken for office records. If you have any concerns with procedure outcomes, you can address them during this visit.

***Please report any redness, blisters, or itching immediately if it occurs after treatment***

Following these instructions very closely will greatly help your comfort, and promote uneventful healing of the area. If any of the instructions are not followed, you might have significantly more discomfort, and the success of the procedure may be affected. If you should have heavy bleeding, severe pain, continued swelling for 2-3 days, redness, blisters, or itching, call our office immediately at 505-293-2211 or 505-715-2772 (after hours).

We offer free Botox and Dermal Filler consultations. Please call us today to schedule your appointment!