INJECTABLES

 

 

PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS

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 In order to minimize the risk of possible side effects and complications of injections please follow these simple steps:

 

 
 

Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.

  • Schedule your Dermal Filler and Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the Dermal Filler and Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. Sculptra does take longer to see results so plan accordingly with your provider.

  • Discontinue Retin-A 2 days before and 2 days after treatment.

  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.

  • If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may put you on an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.

  • Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of becoming lightheaded during your treatment.

  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Post-Treatment Botox

  • Do NOT manipulate the treated area for 3 hours following treatment. Do NOT receive facial/ laser treatments or microdermabrasionafter Botox injections for at least 10 days. Ask your provider if you are not sure about the time frame of certain services.

  • Some providers believe that smiling and frowning right after Botox treatments helps the Botox find its way to the muscle into which it was injected after treated.

  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after your Botox treatment. This will prevent the Botox from tracking into the orbit of your eye and causing drooping eyelid.

  • It can take approximately 4 to 7 days for results to be seen. If the desired result is not seen after 2 weeks of your treatment you may need additional Botox. You are charged for the amount of product used. Therefore, you will be charged for a product used during any touch-up or subsequent appointments.

  • Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 6 hours after treatment. This will keep the Botox in the injected area and not elsewhere.

Post-Treatment Instructions Dermal Filler

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area. Unless instructed by the provider.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.

  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excess swelling.

  • If you have swelling you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.

  • Use Tylenol for discomfort.

  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.

  • Take Arnica to help the bruising and swelling, start at least 2 days prior to injections.

Learn about our available Dermal Filler injectable treatment options.


Botox Pre/Post Treatment Instructions

Before Treatment

  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 7-10 days prior to procedure, as these may cause increase risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s). Regular multi-vitamin and Tylenol® is permitted (If not contraindicated).

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to procedure as this can increase the risk for bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).

  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal creams in the area(s) to be treated.

  • Take Tylenol® (if not contraindicated) 1 hour prior to your appointment to help with any discomfort you may have, if you have concerns about discomfort.

  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, make sure you inform the doctor that you have made your appointment with, one week prior to your appointment; this will allow us adequate time to prescribe a medication to prevent an outbreak.

  • Sunburn skin is difficult to treat so avoid exposure to the sun.

  • Eat a small meal or a snack before your appointment.

  • Always inform your doctor of all medications, including supplements you may be taking as well as your medical history.

PRECAUTIONS

You would not be considered a candidate for Botox® if you have any of the following:

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin

  • Neuromuscular disorder

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Allergy to human albumin

After Treatment

  • Enjoy our complimentary make-up “touch-up” at Spa 43 after your Botox® treatment. You may apply makeup immediately following your treatment. Avoid facials and saunas the day of treatment.

  • Try to use the injected muscles for the first 1-2 hours after treatment: practice frowning, raising your eyebrows and squinting. This helps work Botox® into your muscles. Although this is thought to help, this will not impact your treatment negatively if you forget.

  • The results of your treatment can take up to 14 days to take full effect. Usually patients notice a change in 4-5 days. It takes time for the muscles to lose strength and the lines to fade following Botox® treatment. Please wait until 14 days have passed before assessing if you are pleased with the results.

  • Do not touch or rub injected site for 2-4 hours following treatment. Avoid exercise and sweating for the remainder of the day and no lying down or leaning forward for 2-4 hours after treatment.

  • There can be a slight chance of bruising at the treated site, this is temporary. Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours of treatment.

  • Avoid any type of facial, microderm abrasion, or massage for 14 days after treatment.

  • Avoid Ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin, Tylenol is acceptable to take if experiencing discomfort (if not contraindicated)

  • Botox® Cosmetic is a temporary procedure and at first, you may find that your treatment results will last approximately 3-4 months. If you maintain your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended by your clinician, the duration of each treatment results may last longer than 4 months.

  • Your satisfaction is important to us! We would like you to return to the office in 2 weeks for a follow-up assessment appointment, especially after your first treatment. This will ensure we are able to see how your facial muscles react to your treatment. If you require additional Botox® to fine-tune/adjust your treatment results there will be additional charges at the regular rate.

  • Remember your sunscreen every day.

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Dermal Fillers Pre/Post Treatment Instructions

Before Treatment

  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba , St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for at least 7-10 days before your appointment, unless medically necessary.

  • You may take Tylenol® (if not contraindicated) one hour before your appointment to prevent any discomfort you may experience. If you have concerns about discomfort.

  • If you are taking prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, you should check with the prescribing doctor to see if you are able to stop these medicines for 7-10 days before your appointment and at least 2 days after the procedure has been done.

  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, make sure you inform the doctor that you have made your appointment with, one week prior to your appointment; this will allow us adequate time to prescribe a medication to prevent an outbreak.

  • Avoid dental procedures (including cleaning) 2 weeks pre filler and 2 weeks post filler

  • Come to your appointment with a clean face. **This means NO MAKEUP or MOISTURIZER**

  • Eat a small meal or a snack before your appointment.

  • Bruising and swelling will be worse for the first 24-48 hours after you receive your dermal filler injections. Refrain from exercising for the remainder of the day following your injection(s). You may want to refrain from going to any special events during this time.

After Treatment

  • The majority of reactions to dermal fillers are redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness after the injections. These usually subside a few days after the treatment, but can last up to a week. If any of these symptoms persist longer than a week, or if you develop other symptoms, please contact our office.

  • Cold compresses may be used after the treatment to reduce swelling and decrease soreness. You may take Tylenol (if not contraindicated) every 4-6 hours after the treatment to help with any discomfort you may have.

  • Make-up may be applied a few hours after the treatment, if no complications are present, such as open wounds, bleeding or infection.

  • In the first 24 hours following treatment, limit exposure to sunlight or UV lamps. Extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages may cause a temporary increase in redness, bruising or swelling at the injection sites. If there is persistent swelling or redness after the injections, you should limit exposure to sunlight or UV lamps until these symptoms subside (for at least 5-7 days). If sun exposure is unavoidable, use a sun block with an SPF of 30 or greater, combined with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

  • Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours to prevent moving the filler or increasing blood flow to the face.

  • Avoid taking aspirin (unless medically necessary) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba , St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 5 days after the treatment, as these may cause an increased risk of bleeding or bruising at the injection sites.

  • Avoid excessive touching or massaging the treated areas for about 6 hours after the injections. The treated areas can be washed with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil® Cerave® or Dove® unscented.

  • Avoid dental procedure (including cleaning) 2 weeks post filler

  • Your satisfaction is important to us! We would like you to return to the office in 2 weeks to see whether a touch-up is necessary. If follow up treatments are necessary, there will be additional charges at the regular rate. Additional costs of medical treatment would be patients’ responsibility would complications develop after dermal filler procedure.

  • Studies have shown that having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Consult your physician about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.

  • Remember your sunscreen daily.

 

 MICROBLADING

 

 

PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS

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It is so important to us that you LOVE your new brows!

To make sure we are able to give you the best brows of your life, please read the pre care instructions below thoroughly and completely prior to your appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the instructions below, please contact us as soon as possible: cvmedispa@gmail.com

 

 
 

 PRE-CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • If possible, avoid any anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications for a period of 2 weeks prior to treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling. If you take a blood thinning prescription, please check with your doctor prior to your microblading appointment to see how long, if at all, you can safely be off of your prescription.

  • Schedule your Dermal Filler and Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to your microblading appointment. Results from the Dermal Filler and Botox injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. We need you to be happy with your injection results before moving forward with your brows. Also, bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. 

  • Be sure to have a good breakfast, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of light-headedness during your treatment.

  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Do not show up with coffee or soda in-hand.

  • Please wear your makeup as usual so we can get an idea of where your comfort zone is with shape and color. During your appointment we will take you through a series of measurements which will be the template for your perfect brows, helping us pinpoint your ideal symmetry and brow shape. 

  • DO NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)


Please note that you will forfeit your deposit and your appointment will need to be reschedule if you:

  • Have not followed our pre-care instructions above

  • Arrive with a sunburn on your face

  • Arrive to the salon sick with a viral or bacterial infection

 
 

 

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

We can’t wait to give you the best brows of your life!

 SKINPEN

 

PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS

 
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  • Avoid sun exposure/burns twenty-four (24) hours prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue use of retinoids twelve (12) hours prior to treatment.

  • You should not have an active breakout, active cold sores, or open lesions. If this occurs, your microneedling treatment should be rescheduled.

  • Allow at least (twelve) 12 hours after autoimmune therapies before having a microneedling treatment.  Wait six (6) months following isotretinoin (Accutane) use.

  • Skin types Fitzpatrick IV-VI, pigment may darken prior to lightening.

  • Wait at least forty-eight (48) hours before or after Botox treatment to have a microneedling treatment.

  • Wait at least one (1) week before or after any fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, etc.

  • Wait at least one (1) month before or after laser treatments such as IPL, VBeam, etc. or chemical peels such as Vitalize, Rejuvenize, etc. or Microdermabrasion treatments.