The recommended guidelines from
Dunkirk dentist Dr. Cynthia Sclater are to help you achieve the best results from your dermal filler
and other injectable treatments. Dermal filler injections (Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, Juvederm
Voluma, Volbella) carry the risk of bruising, particularily 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 Juvederm 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 reschedule.
(Motrin, Advil, Aleve)
(unless prescribed by a physician)
3 fatty acids (Fish Oil)
Retin-A two (2) days before and two (2) days after treatment
Things to Avoid 24
hours before treatment (to reduce the incidence of bruising)
is the number one thing to avoid
seed and cod liver oil
Avoid Excessive Sun and
Heat: Until any initial swelling and redness has resolved. This includes aggressive exercise.
Three days is recommended
Care: Avoid facials, waxing or any other treatment that involves the face for a week
following your treatment.
Avoid squeezing or
massaging the treated areas the rest of the day after treatment, as this may subtly change
the shape we are trying to achieve. Also, avoid using make-up or make-up brushes that may contain
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. Use this regimen
during the healing period and always.
repeated movements should be minimized during the first 3 days after a treatment to
minimize product migration/displacement. Avoid kissing, puckering and sucking movements for the rest of
the day as these motor movements can undesirably displace the implanted dermal filler material.
Irritation, sores and post-operative complications including scarring are possible if you manipulate the
dermal filler implants.
Closing: You should not have any dental work or exercise strenuously for 3 days after your
treatment, and should not fly for 48 hours afterward. You also should not drink alcohol, or
take aspirin or NSAIDs for three days afterward. It is helpful to apply cold compresses to minimize
the possibility of bruising.
Avoid sleeping on your face for the
first three days following your procedure. Sleep elevated and use several pillows for elevation if
JUVÉDERM® Possible Side
The intensity and duration of
your side effects depends on the type of treatment received and
your individual healing
characteristics, but usually can last up to a week after treatment.
Swelling: You will
notice most of the swelling the first morning after treatment, particularly
under the eyes.
Swelling usually lasts two to three days. To minimize swelling: Apply cold compresses to the
treatment area for 10 minutes every hour. Take Arnica Montana and/or Bromelain supplements, or
topical Arnica, which can be found at your local pharmacy or herbal supplement
Lips: The initial
swelling after treatment to the lips may last longer. Some patients experience swelling for up to a week
and the lips can look somewhat ‘uneven’ during this time. After the swelling has subsided, you will be
able to see your true results. It takes time for hyaluronic gels to balance with your skin’s own water
Tenderness/Pain: You may take
Tylenol if necessary.