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Before Your Appointment


Pre-Treatment Information

  • Inform your practitioner if you have a history of cold sores. We cannot inject your lips if you have any active or recently active lesion present.

  • 3 days before treatment: please avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory medication (ex. Advil or Motrin), and blood thinners. Also avoid garlic, vitamin E, Ginkgo biloba, St. Johns Wart, Omega 3, and Tumeric capsules.

  • Please do not discontinue any blood thinners or aspirin, prior to consulting with your family physician. Please inform us prior to your appointment if you are on blood thinners prescribed by your family physician.

  • Do not consume alcohol the day before the procedure.

  • We advise against any dental work (including dental cleaning) within 2 weeks of your filler appointment.

  • Please let us know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. If you suspect/unsure that you may be pregnant, please complete a pregnancy test beforehand. Dermal fillers and Botox are regarded as unsafe for use in pregnancy and breastfeeding.

  • You may take Tylenol 1 hour prior to your appointment for comfort.

The Day of Treatment

  • Do not use make-up before a treatment. It will need to be removed before your appointment.

  • A topical local anesthetic will be applied prior to lip filler treatment (this process takes 30 minutes). In some cases, an injectable local anesthetic can be performed by our medical director (please inquire about this option prior to your appointment).

  • We also have a distraction tool that we use during injections to help with anxiety and discomfort.

Post-Treatment Information

  • You will receive a post-treatment information card. This card contains posts-care information that you can refer to at home.

  • Please expect bruising, redness and swelling. Any tenderness at the injection site is expected. You can take Tylenol for any discomfort.

  • Gently apply ice to any treated area, to reduce bruising and swelling.

  • Refrain from unnecessary massage or manipulation of the treated area. Please notify your injector if you have any facial treatments or massages scheduled within the next 2 weeks, as these appointments may need to be postponed.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise or prolonged sun exposure for 24 hours following your treatment.

  • You may apply makeup 30 minutes after your Botox injections. You cannot apply make-up for 48 hours after your filler treatment.

  • You will need to sleep on your back for the next 3 nights following filler treatments.

  • Do not schedule any dental procedures for 2 weeks following your filler treatment.

  • Follow-up appointments will be booked 2 weeks after your initial Botox treatment, and 1 week after Filler treatment.

 (Laser, Micro-needling, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion)

  • Please arrive with a clean face.

  • If you are on Accutane, many treatments are contraindicated while taking this medication, and for 4-6 months after your last dose. Please inform us if you are on or have been on Accutane.

  • Other facial treatments may be contraindicated. Please advise us on any upcoming brow, waxing or other facial treatments you have planned in the next 2 weeks.

  • Stop all Retinoids, AHA, BHA, or other at home exfoliants 2 days prior to your treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sore or are over the age of 50 years, a prescription may be provided to you for prophylactic antiviral medication. This will be discussed during your consultation.

  • Do not wax the treated area for 1 week prior to your appointment. (Please note: This does not apply to Laser Hair Removal).

  • Please note: Many skin resurfacing treatments are contraindicated during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please contact our clinic so we can advise on which treatments are safe for you.

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