Dermal Fillers Pre & Post Care Instruction - Skin by Lovely
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Dermal Fillers

To achieve the absolute best treatment outcomes, please review our pre & post care recommendations.

Dermal fillers pre-filler health screen

Health and Safety are a priority at Skin by Lovely. For your well-being and to avoid complications please review our pre and post-care policies in detail.

We cannot treat you if you are pregnant, nursing, recent (within 2 weeks) or active infection, or during an autoimmune condition flare-up.

Please notify your provider if you are traveling within 24-48 hours of your appointment.

**Please get clearance from your physician if you have a history of autoimmune, neurological or psychological disorders

If any of the following events are applicable, please call us to reschedule your appointment

  • Dental visit in the past 2 weeks or coming up within 2 weeks.
  • Vaccinations in the past 2 weeks or coming up within 2 weeks.
  • Facial surgeries/trauma within the last 8 weeks.
  • Active cold sore if treating the lip area.
  • Significant event (i.e. wedding, photo shoot) within two weeks after treatment (unless already discussed with your provider) as it takes approximately 2 weeks for any side effects and swelling to subside.
  • Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink at least 64 oz of water & be sure to moisturize the injection area prior to your visit.
  • Take 2000 mg of Vitamin C daily before your treatment. The earlier you start, the better!
  • Pre-treat with Arnica 3 days before you’re your treatment by dissolving 5 pellets under your tongue, 3 times a day.
  • Avoid Omega 3s, Turmeric, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic Supplements & Aspirin for 7 days prior. *If you are prescribed Aspirin or any other anticoagulant, please check with your prescribing physician before stopping any medication*
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 4 days prior. *including red wine*
  • To lessen your chance of irritation & redness, pause the use of Retinol & exfoliating acids 3 days before your treatment & for 3 days after.
  • DON’T worry, the swelling will come down!
  • The treated area may look asymmetrical or uneven (especially in the lips) for up to 10 days following the procedure, this is normal.
  • The treated area may feel firm when touched, this is normal.
  • You will most likely be bruised and/or swollen following this procedure. Ice, antihistamines, Arnica, and Alastin INhance serum can be helpful. The swelling and bruising can last up to 10 days.
  • If you have a bruise and can’t afford downtime, request the Vbeam laser. Your Skin by Lovely office can help you find a local referral.
  • Do not massage the treatment area
  • Keep your head above your heart for 4 hours
  • Do not exercise for 24 hours
  • Avoid makeup for 24 hours as an infection prevention measure
  • Sleep upright on your back the night following the procedure to help reduce swelling
  • If you experience swelling – apply Arnica cream/gel or take oral Arnica to speed up the healing
  • If you experience bruising – apply Alastin INhance serum to the area or take Bromelain 200 mg to speed up the healing
  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Intense pain in the treated area
  • Excessive swelling that is increasing with time
  • Skin color and/or temperature changes other than bruising (where skin is white, mottled, or hot/cold)
  • If you aren’t sure if what you are experiencing is normal – call or email us! We are happy to help!
  • In emergency situations, call 911 and email

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call us at 877-568-3594 or email us at

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