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8 Dermal Filler & Botox Tips For Pre & Post Care

Botox and dermal fillers offer a highly effective and non-invasive means to the fountain of youth.  At the National Laser Institute Med Spa, we strive to ensure the best possible treatment experience for Botox and dermal fillers clients.  Please practice the following 8 dermal filler & Botox tips for pre & post care to ensure optimal results.

8 Pre-Treatment Tips for Botox and Dermal Filler

8 Dermal Filler & Botox Tips For Pre & Post Care

  1. Timing is everything.  As with all medical aesthetic treatments, when it comes to Botox and dermal fillers, you need to plan for downtime.  Schedule your Botox and dermal filler treatments at least 2 weeks before a big event to recover.
  2. Swelling is a common side effect from Botox and dermal filler treatments.  Until the initial swelling has diminished, do not expose the treated area to extreme heat or cold.
  3. If you require multiple syringes of filler, swelling may be present for up to one week and you may feel nodules under your skin.  This is normal and the nodules will soften and disappear after one week of your treatment.  Swelling in the lip area is especially common. Be sure to plan for downtime.
  4. Avoid aspirin, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oil, garlic, Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng and green tea for 10 days prior to your treatment to diminish bruising. You can take Tylenol.
  5. Avoid salt 2 days before and 2 days after your treatment.  Eat before you come in, especially if your lips are being treated.  Minimizing chewing and facial expressions is important for up to 4 hours after your treatment.
  6. If you are prone to cold sores, let our staff know in advance.  Prescription antiviral medication is advised before any procedure around the mouth if you are concerned about cold sores.  
  7. Get your exercise in before your treatment as exercise is not recommended later on in the day of your treatment.
  8. Ice packs and Motrin may be used after your treatment to ease discomfort.  If your eyes have been treated, sleeping with a cold gel mask is comforting.

Our doctors have improved and refined their injection techniques to minimize discomfort, swelling, and bruising, so you can achieve your dream results with Botox and dermal fillers.  As a client, once you walk out the door of the treatment room, you will play the biggest role in your recovery and results.  Follow our 8 dermal filler & Botox tips for pre & post care to ensure the best outcome.  

After 11 years as industry leaders, the National Laser Institute Med Spa has become known for its high quality and safety standards.  Aestheticians, nurses, and doctors travel from around the world to train and practice in our nationally acclaimed training and treatment facility. This unique feature enables National Laser Institute Medical Spa to offer the most cost-effective pricing in the industry.

Visit our anti-aging academy for deeply discounted rates on treatments or receive your treatment in our med spa by the experts that teach doctors, nurses and laser technicians privately. Become a beauty insider and reserve your appointment now!

To learn more about the National Laser Institute Med Spa, and receive your complimentary consultation, call 800.574.8377 or click here.


Louis J. Silberman is the CEO and Co-Founder of National Laser Institute, the pioneer of the medical aesthetics training industry and one of the largest educators in the country.