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  • Please consult our aesthetic practitioner in advance if you are taking any blood-thinning medications (this includes aspirin and ibuprofen).

  • Also avoid herbal supplements such as garlic, vitamin E, ginko biloba, St. John’s Wort and omega-3 capsules.

  • Avoid using topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid etc. for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid facial laser and Derma Pen treatments for 2 weeks before and after treatment.

  • Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before (and after) the procedure.

  • Please attend your appointment without makeup on the area to be treated.

  • Arnica tablets can be taken to reduce the risk of bruising (start taking 2-3 days before appointment).

  • Eating pineapple for a few days before treatment may potentially reduce your risk of bruising as it contains an anti-inflammatory enzyme called bromelain.

  • Ensure you have had something substantial to eat before your appointment to decrease the chances of light-headedness during your treatment.

  • Side effects are uncommon, but slight bruising, tenderness, redness, and itching can occasionally occur. There is usually a little swelling immediately after the treatment but in most cases it is very mild. Bruising can sometimes be more significant.

  • Avoid applying makeup to the treated area for 24 hours (this is especially important for the lips). If bruising occurs, apply ice to the treated area to help reduce this. If you have had cold sores in the past there is a risk that the needle punctures can cause another eruption (tablets or cream are available to help resolve this).

  • The swelling may remain for up to a week, the other symptoms usually settle more quickly.

  • After dermal fillers the swelling can persist for a week or more. During this time the lips can look uneven and so it is important to understand that the result immediately after injection will not always be the final result. Hyaluronic filler treatments last depending on the area treated, age, skin-type, lifestyle and muscle activity.

  • Fillers are broken down through the body’s natural processes and there are no permanent effects.


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