To minimize the chance of bleeding or bruising at the injection site, please avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements for one week prior to your treatment. This includes aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aleve and wells as high doses of vitamin-E and Omega-3 fish oil. If you take aspirin or other blood thinners on your doctor's advice or orders, do not stop taking your medication.
Please notify us in advance if you are taking Coumadin, Plavix, or any other blood thinner for a medical condition.
To minimize bruising alcohol consumption should be avoided for 48 hours prior to treatment.
Inform your provider if you have a history of Perioral Herpes (cold sores) to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to lip filler treatment.
To minimize bruising, refrain from taking blood-thinning medications and supplements (see above) for several days after treatment.
Alastin Post-Injection serum is recommended to minimize possible bruising and swelling.
To maximize your results after your treatment:
Contact the Office Immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur:
• Drainage – looks like pus
• Increased warmth at or around the treated area
• Fever of 101.5 or greater
• Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers