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Botox and Dermal Filler Care

Botox and dermal filler care is vital to achieve the best results. 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. 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. Please follow the these pre and post-treatment instructions to ensure optimal results.

Botox & Dermal Filler Care

Pre Treatment Botox and Dermal Filler Care

  • Timing is everything.  As with all medical aesthetic treatments, you need to expect a little bit of down time to recover.  Schedule your Botox, Dysport and dermal filler treatments at least 2 weeks before a big event.  
  • Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of Vitamin E supplements for two weeks before and one week after your Botox, Dysport and dermal filler injections. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site. You can take Tylenol, however.
  • 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.
  • 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.  
  • If you are prone to bruising you can take an Arnica supplement 2-3 days pre and post treatment to minimize bruising and swelling. You can purchase this supplement at your local health food store.
  • Get your exercise in before your treatment as exercise is not recommended later on in the day of your treatment.
  • Let your Botox injector know about any medications, antibiotics, allergies, prior disease processes, and your prior surgical history.  
  • Are you pregnant or nursing? We can not provide Botox, Dysport, or dermal fillers in this case.
  • Do you have any neuromuscular disorders? Do you have an active infection in treatment area? We can not provide Botox, Dysport, or dermal fillers in these cases.

Post Treatment Botox and Dermal Filler Care

  • Keep your head upright and avoid vigorous exercise for 4 hours after your Botox, Dysport & dermal filler injections.
  • A cold compress, a cloth dipped in cold water, wrung out, and applied to the injected area, or an ice pack may be used immediately following your injection treatment to reduce swelling.
  • Avoid massaging or touching the treated area within six hours following treatment so you do not accidentally injure your skin. After that, the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
  • Avoid excessive heat including sun lamp or sunbathing, or extreme cold for 24 hours.
  • Makeup may be applied at physicians discretion.
  • If you have suffered previously from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another occurrence. Take antiviral medications to minimize a recurrence of facial cold sores.
  • 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.

*This may not be a full and complete list of contraindications or post treatment Botox and dermal filler care. Please call the National Laser Institute Med Spa at 800-851-0969 or click here to schedule a consultation or to ask questions regarding post treatment protocols. Follow up client care is vital to your treatment experience.  


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.