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what to know?

dermal filler


Prior to procedure

  • 3 DAYS PRIOR: Avoid all blood thinners including alcohol, Advil, Aspirin, Aleve, Omega 3, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Ginkgo, St. John’s Wort or garlic to avoid bruising

  • 1 DAY PRIOR: Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages to prevent additional bruising.

  • Inform your provider if you have a history of cold sores or if you are receiving antiviral therapy prior to treatment

Day of Treatment


  • Ice the area for ten minute increments to decrease swelling and potential bruising

  • To further decrease chances of bruising and increase healing, drink plenty of water and use topical or oral Arnica

  • Medications such as Benadryl, Claritin or Reactine can aide in preventing excessive swelling

  • Tylenol can help decrease pain without causing additional bleeding or bruising


  • Avoid touching or manipulating or direct pressure to injection site

  • Avoid makeup, exercise, extreme temperatures

  • Avoid all blood thinners mentioned above including medication or alcohol for at least 24 hours

  • Avoid travel by plane for at least 24 hours after dermal filler, as this can increase swelling and alter results

Day Two

  • Continue to ice area

  • Tylenol and oral antihistamines can help with pain and swelling

  • You may now resume normal activity and wear makeup

Day Three

  • Start to gently massage lips to avoid any granulomas

  • Apply warm compress to help speed up healing, especially bruising

  • You can now begin more manual massage to lips if any bumps or nodules are felt