Pre and Post Botox® and Dermal Filler Injection Instructions


  1. DO NOT WAER MAKE-UP ON THE DAY OF THE INJECTIONS. On the day of the injections, clean your face with a mild cleanser
  1. Juvederm / Voluma / Restylane appointments: Arrive 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment so that topical numbing cream can be applied.
  1. Eat a high protein meal prior to injections
  1. No ALCOHOL, ASPIRIN, IBUPROFEN, OR FISH OIL for 3-4 days prior to injections.
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  1. To help minimize BRUISING as well as speed up healing, we recommend Arnica Montana (sold at Sprouts). Place 3 or 4 pellets under your tongue the night before injections. Continue taking the pellets 4 times daily for 5 days if extensive bruising occurs.
  1. May also consider eating fresh pineapple the night before and morning of scheduled injection to help minimize bruising.


  1. Tylenol or Ibuprofen for discomfort. Apply ice on and off for bruising or swelling for the first 24 hours.
  1. Avoid rigorous exercise, going to the gym (bacteria), visiting a hospital or nursing home or hot tubs for 24 hours.
  1. Do not massage.
  1. If extensive bruising, take oral arnica as above. Can also apply topical arnica like DerMend.
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