Juvederm Ultra Plus XC, Voluma, Volbella

  • This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 or 3 weeks of injection due to potential for bruising and swelling.
  • Avoid the following for up to 1 week pre and post injection: Aspirin, NSAIDS (Ibuprofen), Ginko Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, and essential fatty acids.
  • Tylenol is fine.
  • Do not touch, rub, or manipulate areas for the first 24 hours following treatment.
  • Lumps in the injected area are normal and typically dissipate over the next several months. These lumps may be gently massaged if your clinician has instructed you to do so.
  • Continue to ice or use cool compresses without pressing on the injected areas for the first 48 hours as recommended by your practitioner.
  • Sleep with head elevated for the first 1-2 nights depending on level of swelling and bruising.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and heat for 3 days.
  • It is best to avoid make-up for the first 12-24 hours.
  • Bruising in the area injected is normal and expected, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising usually lasts one week but can last up to several weeks. Eating 2 kiwi fruit and/or taking or using Arnica may help decrease the amount of bruising.
  • Do not apply products that are potentially irritating for 2 days (Retin-A, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, etc).
  • Avoid intense heat (sunbathing) or extreme cold for the first 2 weeks to avoid further inflammation to the area.
  • Touch-ups may be done in 1-2 weeks if needed, but waiting 6 to 8 weeks is recommended.
  • Avoid laser, IPL or skin tightening treatments of the area for at least 2-3 weeks, especially treatments that create heat in the dermis. Radio Frequency skin tightening treatments such as Exilis or eMatrix that treat deeper levels of dermal tissue are not recommended in the injected area post treatment for six months. 

Botox

  • This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 weeks of injection due to potential for bruising.
  • Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginko, green tea and anti-inflammatories of any kind for 2 weeks before and following treatment to limit bruising.
  • For the first 5-6 hours following Botox, remain upright and periodically perform facial movements in the areas of injections in order to work the Botox into the muscle - e.g., smile, squint, etc.
  • Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or straining for 2-3 hours (it takes approximately 2-3 hours for Botox to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation during that time).
  • Do not rub, touch, or manipulate Botox for 6 hours.
  • Avoid irritating products for 24 hours following Botox.
  • Make-up may be applied gently before leaving the office, remember to wipe up and away from your eyes or brows.
  • Bruising in the area injected is normal and often expected, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several weeks. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising.
  • It may take up to 12 days for Botox to take full effect.
  • A follow-up visit at 10 days to 2 weeks is suggested to assess results for subsequent treatments, particularly if you are a first time client. If full correction is not achieved, you will need to purchase additional Botox for injection.
  • Re-treatment is typically needed between 2-6 months.
  • Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting Botox result.
  • If your upper lip was treated you will not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks.
  • Although rare, infection in the injected area is possible. Signs of infection may include redness and tenderness in the infected area and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please contact us should you have any concerns. 

BOTOX DO'S:

•Remain upright for 4 hours after injection

•Call the office immediately if you experience any problems

•You may take Tylenol for any headaches or discomfort as long as you do not have any allergies to Tylenol.

•Call and schedule your next appointment once you see the muscles beginning to gain movement again.

BOTOX DON'TS:

•Don't take Ibuprofen, aspirin or vitamin E for 24 hours after injection.

•Don't massage or manipulate the injection sites for 48 hours after injection.

•Don't exercise heavily for 24 hours

•Don't lay down for the next 4 hours


Laser Hair Removal

 Pre Treatment:

  • Avoid tanning beds for self tanners for 10 days prior to treatment.
  • You must shave or closely clip the hair of the body part to be treated. 
  • No waxing, tweezing, electrolysis in the treatment area. Once the hair has been taken out, there will be no follicle for us to get heat to.
  • Avoid sun exposure for 1 to 2 weeks prior to treatment and use SPF 30 daily to ensure coverage against UVB and UVA rays.
  • Do not use self-tanning products for 1 to 2 weeks prior to and/or post treatment.
  • Discontinue use of Tretinoin type products (Renova, Tretinoin, Retin A, Retin A Micro, Tri-Luma, Solage, etc.) or Hydroquinone at least 2 or 3 days prior to treatment.
  • Many medications that are sun sensitive will also make your more sensitive to the laser. Please disclose any medications that you may be taking such as: Accutane, Antibiotics, Iron Supplements, and etc.
  • Notify the center if you develop a cold sore, acne, open lesions in the area being treated, or experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.
  • REMEMBER - Laser hair reduction is never 100%. Industry standard is 75 to 90% reduction in the hairs. Not all hairs will be destroyed. Hormones can cause hair to grow back. 

Post Treatment

  • Care should be taken to prevent trauma to the treated area for the first 2 days following treatment. Shaving should be avoided post treatment for 24 hours.
  • A minimum sunblock of SPF 30 (UVA/UVB) should be used for any sun exposure during your treatment duration.
  • Tanning has to be avoided 10 days prior and 1 week post a Laser Treatment.
  • Cold packs can be applied to ease any temporary discomfort.
  • Hair can take up to 3 full weeks to fall out, or in some cases as little as a few days. On average you should see hair falling out at the 7-10 day mark.
  • If you experience any adverse reaction, it is important that you contact us right away at 818-290-3938, or email .
  • In some people temporary itchiness can occur, you can apply hydrocortisone cream to the area to relieve the sensation. .
  • You may experience small red bumps around the hair follicle. This is normal and expected. Do not pick, rub or scratch these until they have cleared. Your skin overall may be sensitive for several days following your laser hair removal treatment.
  • If your skin scabs or crusts, or your experience a burn, do not pick, rub or scratch these areas. Doing so can result in infection, permanent pigment changes in your skin or even scarring. Gently cleanse the area and apply hydrocortisone cream several times a day for one week. If the area is open, also apply a layer of antibiotic ointment over the hydrocortisone cream. Please contact us immediately if you experience any burns.
  • Do not sunbathe or use a tanning bed for at least 2 weeks following your treatment. If you need to be out in the sun, wear an SPF 30 minimum.
  • Avoid swimming, hot tubs and saunas for several days following your treatment.
  • It can take several weeks for the hair in the treated area to "fall out" (push up and out of the follicle). This time frame is normal.
  • Do not expect your hair to "not grow back" after a single session. Laser hair removal is a process.
  • Subsequent treatment sessions should be 6 to 8 weeks if done on the face and 8 to 12 weeks if done on the body.
  • Although rare, infection in the treated area is possible. Signs of infection may include redness and tenderness in the infected area and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please contact us should you have any concerns.