What to expect with Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) | What to expect with Botox/Dysport

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Guests enjoy:
$10 Botox (per unit)
20% off Juvederm
Complimentary refreshments

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Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane) - click here for a printable version of the below information

What to Expect During Consultation/Treatment
  • You will be asked basic medical history questions.
  • The doctor will perform a facial analysis and discuss your treatment goals.
  • Pre-treatment photographs may be taken.
  • You should avoid applying makeup prior to your treatment.
  • You should avoid blood thinners (aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, Xarelto, Eliquis, etc.) several days prior to your treatment. Please consult with your prescribing physician prior to stopping these medications.
  • The skin overlying the treatment area will be cleaned with alcohol.
  • The pain associated with fillers is slightly greater than the pain with Botox. The new filler products, however, have a local anesthetic. After the first pass of injections, the treated area should begin to go numb.
  • You can expect 5 – 10 injections based on desired treatment area.
  • The area will be gently massaged to smooth out the filler.

Post-Treatment Instructions
General Instructions

  • Avoid exposing scars to the sun for at least 12 months.
  • If sun exposure is unavoidable, use strong sunblock (SPF 30 or greater).
  • You may wear makeup with sunblock protection.
  • Stay out of the sun until redness and bruising subside (48 hours).
  • Patients should avoid aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Motrin, Advil, St. John’s Wart) or high doses of Vitamin E supplements for 7 – 14 days prior to injection because these substances can increase bleeding or bruising
  • Inspect daily for signs of infection.

Diet

  • You may resume your regular diet.

Activity

  • There are no activity restrictions with this treatment.

How Should I Feel?

  • Temporary stinging, throbbing, burning, redness, swelling or bruising may occur.
  • Redness/bruising usually lasts 48 hours.
  • Swelling may last several weeks.

How Long Does it Last?

  • On average, the effects last 12 – 18 months.

Follow-Up

  • A follow-up appointment should be made for 4 weeks after treatment.
  • With regular follow-up treatments, the results can easily be maintained.

Call the Office If:

  • You experience increased swelling or bruising.
  • Swelling and redness persists beyond 72 hours.
  • You experience severe or increased pain.
  • You develop a rash, nausea, headache or start vomiting.
  • You develop a temperature over 100.4 degrees.
  • You experience greenish or yellowish discharge.
  • You notice a foul odor from the treated area.
  • You experience loss of feeling or motion.
  • You notice signs of abscess, open sores, skin peeling or lumpiness.

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Botox/Dysport - click here for a printable version of the below information

What to Expect During Consultation/Treatment

  • You will be asked basic medical history questions.
  • The doctor will perform a facial analysis and discuss your treatment goals.
  • Pre-treatment photographs may be taken.
  • You should avoid applying makeup prior to your treatment.
  • You should avoid blood thinners (aspirin, Plavix, Coumadin, Xarelto, Eliquis, etc.) several days prior to your treatment. Please consult with your prescribing physician prior to stopping these medications.
  • The skin overlying the treatment area will be cleaned with alcohol.
  • The injection will be performed with a very small needle that causes minimal pain.
  • You can expect 5 – 20 injections based on the desired treatment area.
  • You may request an ice pack for the treated areas.

Post-Treatment Instructions
General Instructions

  • Avoid exposing scars to the sun for at least 12 months.
  • If sun exposure is unavoidable, use strong sunblock (SPF 30 or greater).
  • You may wear makeup with sunblock protection.
  • Stay out of the sun until redness and bruising subside (48 hours).
  • Patients should avoid aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (Motrin, Advil, St. John’s Wart) or high doses of Vitamin E supplements for 7 – 14 days prior to injection because these substances can increase bleeding or bruising.

Diet

  • You may resume your regular diet.

Activity

  • Gently exercise the muscles that were treated by using facial expressions (frowning, smiling, raising the eyebrows and squinting) for the first hour.
  • Avoid lying down, strenuous activity or bending over for 3 hours as these could potentially cause the injection to migrate.

How Should I Feel?

  • Temporary stinging, throbbing, burning, redness, swelling or bruising may occur.
  • Headache is common; take Tylenol for relief (do not take aspirin or ibuprofen products).
  • Redness/bruising usually lasts 48 hours.
  • The clinical effect will occur between 5 days and 2 weeks following injection.
  • In rare instances, drooping of the eyelid or asymmetry of facial expression may occur.
  • The effects of the injection are completely reversible; any side effects are temporary, lasting only a few weeks.

How Long Does it Last?

  • On average, the effects last 3 – 6 months

Follow-Up

  • A follow-up appointment should be made for 2 weeks after treatment.
  • There are no activity restrictions (except those noted above for a few hours after injection).
  • You may schedule a return visit every 3 – 6 months to maintain results.

Call the Office If:

  • You experience increased swelling or bruising.
  • Swelling and redness persists beyond 72 hours.
  • You experience severe or increased pain.
  • You develop a rash, nausea, headache or start vomiting.
  • You develop a temperature over 100.4 degrees.
  • You experience drooping of the eyelid.