Pre and Post-Treatment Guidelines
guidelines from Dunkirk dentist Dr. Cynthia Sclateris to help her patients have the best results possible
from injectable treatments. Dermal filler injections carry the risk of bruising if you are taking
certain supplements or medications. To reduce this risk, please note the items on this list and
discontinue at least 3 days before your appointment for injections. A patient should be in good
overall health. If you have a special event or vacation coming up, schedule your treatment at least two
weeks in advance.
Discontinue 3 Days Before Treatment
**if you have
been prescribed Aspirin or any prescription Blood Thinner, do not discontinue unless permitted
by your prescribing physician. Cold Sores: If you have a history of cold sores, ask us
about pre-care instructions. It is not
the BOTOX® that causes the
possible outbreak, it is the injection. Also, we have laser technology that can speed
healing if you do get a cold sore…we would provide this at no charge. If you have an active cold
sore, blemish or rash, etc, prior to your appointment, you must
· Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Aleve)
Aspirin (unless prescribed by a physician)
St. John’s Wort
Omega 3 fatty acids (Fish Oil)
Discontinue Retin-A two (2) days before and two (2) days after treatment
Avoid 24 hours before treatment (to reduce the incidence of
ALCOHOL is the number one thing to avoid
Flax seed and cod liver oil
Excessive Sun and Heat: Until any initial swelling and redness has
resolved. This includes aggressive exercise. Three days is recommended. Heavy exercise includes
inversions head stands and shoulder stands in yoga.
Avoid Direct Pressure to the
brow, such as visors, headbands, hats, and massage tables and cleansing make-up brushes for one
week. Anything that causes compression could cause migration of the botox downwards into the eyelids
and lead to droopy eyes or other areas of the face. If this happens to you, you could have temporary
facial weakness or drooping.
Don’t lay down for the next 4
Skin Care: Avoid facials,
waxing or any other treatment that involves the face for a week following your
Avoid squeezing or massaging the treated areas the rest of the day after treatment, as this
may subtly change the result we are trying to achieve.
Sunscreen: Proper and
frequent application of sunscreen is always important. The sunscreen should offer broadband
protection (UVA and UVB) and have a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more. You should apply
sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside, and again, immediately before. After that, reapply your
sunscreen every 2 hours. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers
the treated area.
on your face for the first day following your procedure.
BOTOX® Possible Side
safe, BOTOX® side effects and complications can
- Bruisising and pain
at the injection
- Tamporary facial
Very rarely, the toxin can spread beyond
the treatment area, which can cause botulism-like signs and symptoms such as breathing problems,
trouble swallowing, muscle weakness or slurred speech.
Feel free to email Dr.
Sclater firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.