receiving treatment, 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 as well. If you
have any other health concerns, make sure you share this with your
general doctor before stopping medication and proceeding with
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 instantaneously, although there may be some redness for a few days. Radiesse® lasts up t0 18 months.
When used with BOTOX® long-term results are excellent.
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. Also suggest chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin
tightening, and other laser enhancements should be avoided as there is a
chance that they may cause inflammation. Post-treatment pain should be
minimal. A common complaint among those who have undergone Radiesse™
treatment is swelling, though this should subside in the first few days
after the injection. Healing time varies from person to person, however,
so some may experience redness and swelling slightly longer than
If you are considering dermal fillers before a social event such as an
important dinner, or wedding, we would advise against doing the
procedure on the same day, although same day procedures are perfectly
acceptable. This would be to make allowances for mild redness or
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: Eat
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.