Avoid sun exposure/burns twenty-four (24) hours prior to treatment. Discontinue use of retinoids twelve (12) hours prior to treatment. You should not have an active breakout, active cold sores, or open lesions. If this occurs, your medical microneedling treatment should be rescheduled.
Use ice packs as needed for comfort. NEVER keep ice on for more than 5 minutes. Cover ice packs with a cold, damp cloth or a cold, wet paper towel. Do NOT put ice packs directly on the skin. Most people do not need ice applied to treatment area after they leave our office. If you feel pain you can take Advil 400mg every 4-6 hours.
About 50% of people injected Dermal fillers and 10% injected with BOTOX®, Dysport® or Xeomin® will bruise. It is hard to predict who will bruise, how large or dark the bruise will be and how long it will take for the bruising to go away. Bruising may be immediate or take up to 3 days to show up. ALL BRUISING GOES AWAY! Certain areas of the face will swell more than others when treated with fillers. Lips always swell when augmented, lip swelling resolves with ice. Swelling usually resolves in 7-14 days.