WHAT TO EXPECT:
Three to five days prior to your treatment, do not take Vitamin E or any blood thinners: Tylenol®, Advil®, Motrin®, and Aspirin*. It is best to avoid alcohol two days prior to treatment. If you have a history of cold sores, it is optimal to pre-medicate with valacyclovir that can be prescribed in advance. *Should you have any heart condition, please continue aspirin per your doctor’s recommendations
Pain is non to minimal and resolves following the 10-12 minute treatment. A topical numbing cream can be applied prior to treatment that minimizes or eliminates any pain.
You can return to work immediately following BOTOX® treatment. This is where the “LunchMake-over” media push was fair. After treatment, some have 1 or 2 pin point red dots that last a few minutes. You should not exercise nor lay in a face cradle for a massage, for example for 48 hours. Avoid tanning for 4 days following Filler treatment. These instructions will be communicated to you as a gentle reminder of best care before your treatment.
- A few thoughts about BOTOX®: Some patients see minor immediate results following treatment, but these changes are subtle compared to wrinkle reduction in 14 days. Botox® does NOT only soften or eliminate wrinkles; it opens the eyes and raises the brows and this effect gives a refreshed facial appearance and a 5-8 year Restoration of facial contour. Results last from 2-6 months. A patient can opt to merely remove crows feet or merely lift the brows.
- A few thoughts about FILLER: Filler acts very differently than Botox® . Filler comes in different forms: Juvederm XC Plus®, Juvederm XC Ultra Plus®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, Radiesse®, Silk® and Voluma®. Different Fillers has very different uses for facial restoration and it is important to know what filler to use for the end-point desired and to know that filler can do what BOTOX® cannot (and vice versa). Depending on both the filler used and area treated, results last from 3-24 months.
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