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Pre Filler And Post-Care Instructions



Pre Filler Instructions

Come to your appointment with a clean, makeup-free face

  • Avoid taking medications for two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before.
    • Alcohol and drugs including Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, and Advil thin the blood and increase the likelihood of bruising.
    • For discomfort, take Tylenol at least one hour before treatment.
  • Supplements to Avoid 5-7 Days Prior:
    • Fish Oil / Omega 3
    • Ginkgo Biloba 
    • St. John’s Wort
    • Vitamin E
    • Garlic
    • Ginsing
    • Primrose Oil 
    • Advil, Motrin, Aleve

How to Prepare for your Fillers

It’s crucial to follow all instructions and avoid any adverse side effects if you want the treatment and recovery to go smoothly.

1 Week Before:

  • Avoid the sun as much as possible because sunburned skin is difficult to treat and does not heal as quickly.
  • One week before your appointment, be sure to let the doctor know if you have ever experienced Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face. This will give us enough time to prescribe a prescription to help avoid an outbreak. 
  • Any medical procedures in the past 30 days with calls for a reschedule. This includes:
    • Dental Work
    • Immunizations
    • Procedures
    • Tattoo/ Permanent Makeup 
  • Medical Conditions in the past two weeks that call for a reschedule:
    • Cold or Flu-like symptoms
    • Herpes/ Cold Sore outbreak 
    • Inflammatory – Pimples, cysts, rashes, hives

2-3 Days Before:

  • Typical Products to stop 2 days before & after treatment:
    • Tretinoin (Retin-A) 
    • Retinols 
    • Glycolic Acid 
    • Alpha Hydroxy 
    • Any “Anti-Aging” Products
    • Hair Removal Creams
    • Tweezing, Waxing, Bleaching  


Post Filler Instructions 

  • No  sweating & strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment
  • Avoid extra alcohol and salt for 24 hours – (The more you consume the more you swell).
  • Apply ice or cold compress every hour for 20 minutes on the first day of the procedure.
  • Do not apply anything directly to the skin like lotions, moisturizers, cleansers, makeup, etc. 
  • Avoid touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated area for at least 6 hours after treatment.
  • Sleep on your back! Sleeping on your side or stomach increases the chance of the product dispersing.
  • Wait to get any dental cleanings or work done for about 30 days.
  • For swelling use a non-aspirin pain reliever (acetaminophen-based products, Tylenol) 
  • Temporary redness and swelling are common immediately after treatment.
  • Until the initial redness and swelling subside, avoid exposure to the sun.
  • It’s important not to lay down or lean forward for 2-4 hours
  • Always wear your SPF 30+
  • Gentle cleansers only such as Cetaphil, Cerave, Dove, or unscented.
  • Please check back in with us and let us know what you think. We value your satisfaction, so we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that you receive your desired results!

Filler FAQ


Can Lip Filler Cause a Cold Sore?

People who experience flare-ups of the herpes simplex virus vary. Stress, the environment, chemicals, and wounds and scratches on the lips can all trigger an outbreak, depending on the individual. Flare-ups are frequently brought on by filler needle punctures.

Even if cold sores are absent, antiviral medication should be taken a few days before the treatment. This will prevent a breakout and facilitate the healing process.


Can I go back to work after having lip fillers done?


Yes! – please be aware that you will be uncomfortable and swollen. It is recommended that you give yourself a rest day if you have to do a lot of talking. Any additional physical exertion will result in more bruises.


How long should you Ice after fillers?


It is recommended to apply cold compress 3-4 times a day to the affected region for 15-20 minutes each. Continue the use of cold compress therapy for 1-2 days following treatment. This depends on your requirements and preferences. If swelling does not go down within 2-3 days please reach out.

What’s my chance of bruising after fillers?

When pre and post-care instructions are not followed, the risk of bruising is increased. Everything discussed in this blog aims to reduce the risk of bruising. Avoid the mentioned drugs and supplements, alcohol, apply a cold compress, elevate your head, avoid vigorous activity, and take arnica. If you are a smoker, try to avoid or lessen the amount you smoke, as this will absolutely cause bruising.


How Much Arnica Do You Take Before Fillers?


Arnica is a homeopathic herb that reduces inflammation and swelling, thus making it an ideal treatment for bruising. For a few days before treatment, take arnica capsules or tablets three to five times daily. Your body will be better prepared for less bleeding and quicker healing thanks to arnica.


Do Lip Injections Hurt During or After?


During your appointment, we will use a numbing cream to take the sting away so you will not feel any pain. After the cream wears off, you could have additional pain.

The process goes quickly. The “pain” is comparative to a pinch. It is not at all terrible and only causes moderate discomfort. The pain increases the more ml of filler that you want inserted. It is recommended that you start off first with your aesthetic nurse’s suggestions. They can always add more later on to achieve your desired look.


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At Glamor Medical, it is our goal to offer the best medical aesthetic and cosmetic surgical procedures while upholding a culture of professionalism and superior patient care. The latest cutting-edge technology is used to ensure quality treatment. Each patient’s treatment plan is unique. Speak with the experts at Glamor Medical to learn more about our fillers and treatment plans that best suit your desires. 

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