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Frequently Asked Questions


Botox & Filler Pre-Treatment Instructions

7 Days Before -

  • To avoid bruising it is best not to take any anti-inflammatory medication or pain relievers that are blood thinners such as Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil or Motrin

  • Avoid the following vitamins & supplements: Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic, Ginger, Cayenne, Licorice  Flax Seed Oil and COQ10

  • Avoid drinking alcohol a few days before treatment since it, too, is a blood thinner

  • Sunburned skin is difficult to treat so avoid exposure to the sun before your appointment

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

  • If you have a tendency to bruise easily, start taking Arnica Montana, an oral  homeopathic medication 3-4 days before treatment to help promote healing, minimise bruising and swelling. It is available at health food stores, Whole Foods and the Giant Eagle Pharmacy department. It comes in an oral tablet and topical cream may be helpful after treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores (Perioral Herpes) the doctor will prescribe a medication for you to start the day before or the day of treatment.

  • Always inform your clinician of all medications including antibiotics, high blood pressure medication, Coumadin, Plavix, or other blood thinners as well as your medical history.

Other Important Information - 

  • Patients should be in good overall health

  • Do not use Botox or Dermal Fillers if you are pregnant/breastfeeding

  • Do not use Botox if you are allergic to eggs or any of it's ingredients or if you suffer from any neurological disorders

  • Active skin infections are a contraindication to treatment

  • It is not recommended to have Botox treatments less than 90 days apart

  • Stay well hydrated before and after filler treatment. Dermal filler attracts and binds to water to add volume to the skin

  • The most common side effect is bruising and swelling. It is NOT advisable to have injections less than 2 weeks before a big event


Dermal filler & anti wrinkle Toxin post treatment. 


For Full healing please allow up to 14 days and up to 4 days for any swelling and bruising to calm down. These are very normal side effects.

Botox & Filler Post-Treatment Instructions - 

  • Do not massage, rub or apply pressure to the treated area for 6 hours after treatment

  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, and drinking alcohol for a few days following treatment

  • Do not exercise for 24 hours

  • Apply topical Arnica Monana cream to any areas with redness, bruising or swelling

  • Avoid expore to the sun and cold outdoor activities until redness from treatment disapeers

  • Do not restart Retinol or Retin-A for 2 days

If you had Botox today - 

  • Stay erect, do not lie down for at least 4 hours

  • You may experience occasional tingling sensations

  • An immediate headache is common especially, if it is your first botox treatment

  • It can take 2-14 days to take full effect. Botox can last 3-4 months

  • Makeup can be reapplied after treatment

If you had Filler today - 

  • Avoid kissing, puckering, using a straw, and 'lip plumper'. This can displace the filler material and cause complications.

  • Immediately apply ice to the area treated with very light pressure to reduce swelling.

  • Ice should be applied for 10-20 minutes and then removed for 10-20 minutes. This cycle can be continued throughout today.

  • Mild to moderate bruising is very common with fillers. Apply topical and/or oral Arnica Montana to help with any areas of bruising and/or swelling.

  • Stay well hydrated can improve results. Filler attracts and binds to water to add volume to the skin

  • Avoid facials, peel, microdermabrasion, dental treatment, "face down" massages for two weeks. Also, sleep on your back for the next few nights.

  • If possible, avoid makeup today. Gentle cleansing and moisturiser is fine.

  • The effect of filler is immediate with full effect in 7 days.

** Call your doctor or the salon immediately to report any pain, redness, blisters, itching, or skin blanching.


  • Do keep eye area dry 3-5 days

  • Do apply vaseline for around 2 weeks

  • Don't touch/scratch eyebrows during healing

  • Don't sauna/sunbathe/swim for around 2 weeks

  • Do come back for top up to get final results after healing

  • Avoid energy drinks, alcohol, aspirin/ibroprofen before treatment

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