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Pre and Post Treatment Instructions for Dermal Fillers (Restylane®)


Instructions prior and after to your appointment.

Pre/post-treatment Dermal Filler Instructions


It is best to plan your injections at least 2 weeks before any big event.


  • Avoid dental appointments (including teeth cleaning), 2 weeks before and after your appointment.

  • If you become ill and require antibiotics, notify the clinic to reschedule your appointment.

  • Stop taking blood thinners like Aspirin, Aleve, Ibuprofen, Motrin, etc. starting 2 weeks before your appointment unless prescribed.

  • Stop taking Vitamin E or fish oil, ginseng and green tea, 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or any “anti-aging” products 2 weeks prior to your appointment.

  • Avoid facials, waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.

  • Avoid alcohol for 3 days prior to appointment.


Day of Dermal Filler Treatment

  • Arrive with your face clean and freshly washed, bare face.

  • Topical numbing cream will be applied to reduce the discomfort of the injections.

  • After injection of the dermal filler, it is very important that you do not touch the treated areas to avoid infection.

  • Swelling and bruising and tenderness are considered normal after treatment.

  • You may gently apply ice or gel pack to the treated area, being careful not to press too hard on the treated area.

  • Keep the skin clean where injected. Do not apply make-up for the remainder of the day.

  • Avoid excessive heat and vigorous exercise for the first 24hrs after the procedure.

  • When you wash your face, try to avoid pressing firmly over the area(s) treated for the next few days until the filler has settled.

  • Sleep with your head slightly elevated above your heart to help reduce swelling.


Over the Next Week, Following Dermal Filler Treatment

  • Redness and swelling will continue to decrease, bruising will fade in 5-14 days.

  • Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns (905) 462-8462.

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