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Botox and Dermal Fillers

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Botox and Dermal Fillers in Burlington

What is Botox?

Botox is the most popular non-surgical cosmetic anti-wrinkle treatment. It’s an injection used to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. Botox last approximately 3-4 months. It is made from a neurotoxin called botulinum.

Before treatment

  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 7-10 days prior to procedure, as these may cause increase risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to procedure as this can increase the risk for bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal creams in the area(s) to be treated.
  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, make sure you inform the nurse that you have made your appointment with, one week prior to your appointment; this will allow us adequate time to prescribe a medication to prevent an outbreak.
  • Sunburn skin is difficult to treat so avoid exposure to the sun.

You would not be considered a candidate for Botox® if you have any of the following:

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin
  • Neuromuscular disorder
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Allergy to human albumin

After Treatment

  • You may apply makeup immediately following your treatment. Avoid facials and saunas the day of treatment.
  • Try to use the injected muscles for the first 1-2 hours after treatment: practice frowning, raising your eyebrows and squinting. This helps work Botox® into your muscles.
  • The results of your treatment can take up to 14 days to take full effect. Please wait until 14 days have passed before assessing if you are pleased with the results.
    Do not touch or rub injected site for 2-4 hours following treatment. Avoid exercise and sweating for the remainder of the day and no lying down or leaning forward for 2-4 hours after treatment.
  • There can be a slight chance of bruising at the treated site, this is temporary. Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours of treatment.
  • Avoid any type of facial, microderm abrasion, or massage for 14 days after treatment.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal filler is a hyaluronic acid injected into the soft tissue of the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance and add volume. Dermal fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body. Most dermal filler will last approximately 6-12 months. Dermal fillers are used for lips, cheeks, chins, under eyes, temples laugh lines, marionette lines and jaw contouring.

Dermal Fillers Pre/Post Treatment Instructions

Before Treatment

  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba , St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for at least 7-10 days before your appointment.
  • If you are taking prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, you should check with the prescribing doctor.
  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, make sure you inform the nurse that you have made your appointment with, one week prior to your appointment; this will allow us adequate time to prescribe a medication to prevent an outbreak.
  • Come to your appointment with a clean face. **This means NO MAKEUP or MOISTURIZER.
  • Bruising and swelling will be worse for the first 24-48 hours after you receive your dermal filler injections. Refrain from exercising for the remainder of the day following your injection.

After Treatment

  • The majority of reactions to dermal fillers are redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness after the injections. These usually subside a few days after the treatment, but can last up to a week. If any of these symptoms persist longer than a week, or if you develop other symptoms, please contact our office.
  • Cold compresses may be used after the treatment to reduce swelling and decrease soreness.
  • In the first 24 hours following treatment, limit exposure to sunlight or UV lamps. Extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages may cause a temporary increase in redness, bruising or swelling at the injection site.
  • Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours to prevent moving the filler or increasing blood flow to the face.
  • Avoid taking aspirin (unless medically necessary) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba , St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 5 days after the treatment, as these may cause an increased risk of bleeding or bruising at the injection sites.

Avoid excessive touching or massaging the treated areas for about 6 hours after the treatment.

Remember your sunscreen daily.

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Vogue Spa Botox Dermal Fillers Downtown Burlington