Post-Treatment Instructions

In order to minimize the risk of possible side effects and complications, please consider each point under your specific treatment.

The outcome and duration of treatment results is dependent on many factors including but not limited to: age, sex, tissue conditions, general health and life style conditions, and sun exposure.

Follow all instructions and recommendations made by your provider for your specific treatment.

If you are concerned about any other symptoms you have that may be related to your treatment, please call us immediately. If it is a life-threatening issue, please call 911 and follow up with us when you are able.

COSMETIC INJECTABLES and PDO THREADS

  • Results from the dermal filler and/or neurotoxin injections will take approximately 4 to 14 days to appear. (Bruising and swelling may still be apparent in that time period. Sculptra does take longer to see results so plan accordingly with your provider)
  • Do not use the following products 2 days before and 2 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compounds.
  • It is recommended that clients wait at least a week post-treatment to fly. Changes in cabin pressure can precipitate the worsening of any swelling or bruising.
  • Avoid pressure on treated areas for the first few days post treatment. Sleep on your back and slightly elevated.
  • Avoid dental work (including standard teeth cleaning) at least two weeks prior to treatment and one month following treatment.
  • Do NOT manipulate the treated area following treatment. Don’t touch the injection sites for twelve hours immediately following treatment – this reduces the risk of infection transmitted from hands or movement of the product into unwanted muscles.
  • Avoid significant movement or massaging of the treated area unless otherwise instructed by the provider. If a small lump occurs after filler treatment, that is after the initial 24 hours period, contact your provider.
  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after your neurotoxin treatment — this will prevent the product from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelids.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment (or longer depending on the pre-treatment instructions).
  • Makeup may be worn 24 hours after treatment in treated areas. Check with your provider to clarify your makeup type and the specific treatment.
  • If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes every hour; if you have excessive swelling.
  • Do not plan facial treatments, facials, facial waxing, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for two weeks after treatment.
  • Do not plan Laser/IPL or energy-based facial treatments for 6 weeks after treatment.
  • Studies show that smoking doesn’t immediately undo the benefits of a Botox treatment, but it will have an adverse impact over time, and tends to shorten the positive effects. If there is any bruising from the treatment, it may take longer to heal if the patient continues to smoke.

LASER TREATMENTS

  • After laser treatments, do NOT receive facial treatments or microdermabrasion for at least 6 weeks.
  • In the treatment areas, avoid dermal fillers and/or neurotoxin at least 2 weeks prior and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Avoid neurotoxin at least 2 weeks prior and 1 week after treatment.
  • Do not use the following products 7 days before and 7 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams. Check with your provider for further instructions regarding your specific laser treatment.
  • Avoid tanning, spray-tanning or sun exposure 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Do not wax 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • After laser hair removal, the treated hair may not shed immediately. Please be reassured that the hair will eventually exfoliate. Anywhere from 5-14 days after the treatment, shedding of the treated hair may occur.
  • After laser hair removal, do not use any other hair removal treatment products or similar treatments (waxing, electrolysis or tweezing) that will disturb the hair follicle in the treatment area for 4-6 weeks after the laser treatment is performed. Shaving may be used.
  • Check with your provider if you plan to go for a swim or use a hot tub or sauna after your treatment.
  • Do not pick or scratch the treated area for 14 days post treatment.
  • Makeup may be worn 24 hours after treatment in treated areas. Check with your provider to clarify your makeup type and the specific laser treatment.

SKINCARE TREATMENTS and BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE FACIALS

  • Avoid tanning, spray-tanning or sun exposure 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Do not wax 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment.
  • Do not exercise vigorously 3-4 days after peels; avoid excessive perspiration. (no hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, etc.)
  • Do not use the following products 7 days before and 7 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams.
  • Check with your provider if you plan to go for a swim or use a hot tub or sauna after your treatment.

FAT DISSOLVING OR BODY CONTOURING

  • Do not use the following products 2 days before and 2 days after your treatment: Retin-A, Retinoids, or similar Vitamin A compounds.
  • It is recommended that clients wait at least a week post-treatment to fly. Changes in cabin pressure can precipitate the worsening of any swelling or bruising.
  • No exercise for the first 24 hours after treatment.
  • Follow all directions regarding compression garments as instructed by your provider.
  • Do not wash or take a shower for at least 4 hours after treatment.
  • Swimming, hot tubs, saunas and massages are not recommended for 48 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
  • Drink lots of fluids (water) for the first 24 hours after treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.