receiving treatment, we advise you should stop taking Aspirin, Advil,
Vitamin E supplements, Fish Oil supplements, Green Tea, Omega 3 Fatty
Acids, and Flax Seed Oil as these can increase bruising or bleeding at
the injection site and may also lengthen your healing time. Please
advise me of any other medications you are taking which could interfere
with your treatment, and these medications should be avoided. If you
have any health concerns, make sure you share this with your prescribing
doctor before stopping the medication and proceeding with treatments.
Before procedure topical numbing cream may be used , or a dental block
as requested by a patient. Fillers are injected directly into the skin
in tiny amounts by an ultrafine needle, resulting in minimal discomfort.
The procedure is simple, convenient and the results are practically
instantaneous. Treatment time is approximately 20-30 minutes.
The results are seen immediately , there may be some redness for a few days. Restylane® lasts 6 to 9 months.
When used with BOTOX® long-term results are enhanced.
aftercare is simple and does not generally interfere with the daily
routines of patients. Patients should avoid over exposure to heat and
sunlight, as they might increase swelling and bruising at the injection
site. We suggest chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin
tightening, and other laser enhancements should be avoided that day as
there is a chance that they may cause inflammation. Post-treatment pain
should be minimal. It can be common following Restylane® treatment to
have swelling and redness in the area, though this should subside in the
first few days after the injection. Healing time varies from person to
person, some may experience redness and swelling slightly
longer than others.
Note: If you are considering dermal fillers before a social event such
as an important dinner, wedding, or social engagement we would advise
against doing the procedure on the same day to make allowances for mild
redness or swelling or possible bruising.
Here are some all-natural over-the-counter remedies for discomfort. These tips help deal with minor bruises and swelling.
Place a cooled tea bag on a bruise and leave it there for an extended
period to help is heal faster (the best type would be comfrey, if you
Soak a cloth with white vinegar and place it on your bruise for up to
60 minutes (cut it with distilled water if you don't like the smell).
Vitamin K: E at
leafy green vegetables days before fillers and you'll be more resistant
to bruising. Aim for 60-80 mcg a day without taking supplements (for
example, 1/4 cup broccoli has about 105 mcg, 1 tablespoon of mayonnaise
has 11 mcg)
Witchhazel: Place a cloth soaked with distilled witch hazel to the area of the body that is swollen.
Ice packs: Always the old standby. Using them will reduce any redness and swelling