What To Expect At Your Visit
You and I will develop a plan of treatment based on the service requested. It will always be mutually agreeable. A health history and various consents will be signed.
Preparing for Your Aesthetic Service
These are guidelines and further discussion is always welcome!
Do NOT consume alcohol at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Alcohol may thin the blood and increase risk of bruising and bleeding.
Avoid anti-inflammatory /blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks prior to treatment. Please discuss further with NP if you are on prescription blood thinners. Examples of these medications and supplements, may be: aspirin, vitamin E, gingko biloba, ginseng, St Johns Wort, Omega 3/fish oil, ibuprofen, motrin, advil, aleve and naproxen. These may also have a blood thinning effect and increase risk of bruising and bleeding.
Schedule your toxin, filler or excessive sweating appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you will be attending. Examples are wedding or vacation. Effects will take approximately 4-7 days to appear and up to 2 weeks for full effect. Bruising and swelling may also be apparent in the week following treatment.
Discontinue Retin A two days before and after treatment.
Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore, skin breakouts to area of service or any active infections (filler).
If you have a history of cold sores and are planning on a service involving the lip area, we may put on prophylactic oral treatment with an antiviral to prevent an injection/trauma outbreak.
Be sure to have a good breakfast and hydrate prior to procedure. This will decrease your chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
You are not a candidate for treatments if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.
Post Care for Dysport/Neuromodulator Procedure
Do NOT manipulate the treated are for a minimum of 3 hours following. Do NOT receive facial/laser treatments, microdermabrasion, microneedling for at least two weeks. Ask NP about time interval between various treatment services.
Be expressive, this focuses the medications to work in the muscles they were placed!
Do NOT lie down for at least 4 hours post after your procedure. This will prevent the product from changing position due to gravity.
Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 6 hours after treatment. This will again keep the product in the intended area.
Results from dysport can start showing in about 4-7 days post treatment. At 2 weeks the full effects of the treatment will be seen. At this time we will follow up, generally virtually. If a tweakment is needed, you will be charged based on product used.
Post Care for Filler Procedure
Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours. In fact, ALWAYS wear sunscreen!
Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salt in the days following treatment, to limit bruising and swelling.
If you are experiencing swelling, you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.
Try to sleep "face up" and slightly elevated if you are experiencing swelling.
Use tylenol to manage discomfort.
If you have ANY concerns about appearance of skin or pain, please notify provider right away.
Preparing for Microneedling
This is in addition to "Preparing for your Aesthetic Service"
Prior to a microneedling procedure a topical anesthetic will be applied to the skin. There still may be some minor discomfort during the procedure. Please inform NP of any allergies to anesthetics. Examples are lidocaine, benzocaine, tetracaine.
Post Care After Microneedling
No sunscreen 24 hours following the treatment. Please protect with hat and scarf for when you drive home.
Do NOT wear makeup for 24 hours . You may wear a light mineral makeup if needed while healing.
Wash your six hours after treatment or before bedtime. Use a gentle cleanser. Gently apply warm warm. Pat dry.
Do NOT clean the face with a brush or hot water or use anything abrasive on skin.
You may use a serum with hyaluronic acid three times a day for the next 3 days.
After 3 days you may resume your normal skincare routine!
ALWAYS wear sunscreen, 30 SPF or higher to protect the new layer of skin from hyperpigmentation.
Avoid alcohol based toners.
It is advisable to avoid anti-inflammatory medications and supplements in the days after the procedure. Use alternatives, such as acetaminophen otherwise known as tylenol for discomfort.
Activities: avoid working out and swimming for 72 hours as sweating cAn lead to adverse reactions. It is is extremely important to stay out of the sun, tanning bed, suntanning for at least 10 days to avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation.
While adverse reactions are extremely rare, there is the possibility of temporary side effects including but not limited to: infection, scarring, skin and tissue necrosis, herpes simplex outbreak, hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) and hypopigmentation (lightening of the skin). Darkening or lightening of the skin usually fades within 6 months, but in rare cases could be permanent. This reaction is more common in patients who are tan or who have darker skin tones. It can result or worsen when treated areas are exposed to the sun too soon following treatment. This risk can be minimized by avoiding sun exposure for 4 weeks before and after treatment and by adhering to pre and post treatment instructions.