Injectable Treatment Instructions

FILLERS  |  BOTOX  |  SCULPTRA

INSTRUCTIONS FOR DERMAL FILLERS

PRE TREATMENT:

  • For 2 weeks prior to treatment, avoid all anti-inflammatory medicines (e.g. oral steroids and/or aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Advil). Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is permitted. 

  • For 2 weeks prior to treatment, you must avoid ALL NATURAL SUPPLEMENTS, particularly fish oil, melatonin, and turmeric. Many natural supplements can contribute to increased bleeding and/or swelling.

  • Please refrain from extensive alcohol for several days prior to your filler treatment. 

  • For bruising prevention and post treatment healing, we offer SinEcch-I, a high dosage oral Arnica formulated specifically for cosmetic injections. 

  • For treatment of the face or any area to be treated that is prone to break out with fever blisters/cold sores/herpes infection, an anti-viral may need to be taken. Take it the day before treatment, the day of and continue 3 days after treatment or as directed. Please let Body Tonic know if you need a prescription.

POST TREATMENT:

  • Gently apply ice or cold compresses to reduce any swelling and/or bruising. Continue to ice periodically until initial swelling and/or bruising has resolved. 

  • Do NOT apply pressure to the area(s) treated for 1 week, or as directed.

  • Do NOT use a Clarisonic on the treatment areas for 1-2 weeks.

  • Do not apply make-up for up to 24 hours, or as directed.

  • Continue to refrain from anti-inflammatory medications and fish oil vitamins for 1-2 weeks. You may take Tylenol if necessary for pain.

  • For irritation or sensitivity, apply Neosporin or Bacitracin and ice as needed.

  • Avoid glycolic acid, Retin-A, skin lighteners and any other irritating products for up to one week after treatment, or until all evidence of the injections sites are cleared and completely healed. 

  • Obtain clearance from your injector before getting any laser treatments in the treated area.  

  • Do not remove hair in the treated area for one week after treatment.

  • Do not expose the treated area to extreme heat (sun) or extreme cold until initial swelling has resolved.

  • Avoid excessive alcohol drinking and smoking for up to 2 weeks.

POSSIBLE ADVERSE EFFECTS    
Anticipated side effects:
After the injection, some common injection-related reactions may occur. These reactions include redness, swelling, pain, itching, discoloration or tenderness at the implant site. Typically, resolution is spontaneous within a few days after injection into the skin, and within a week after injection into the lips. Additionally, temporary palpable lumpiness has been noted after injection in some patients.

Adverse events:
Localized reactions thought to be of a hypersensitivity nature have been reported in about one in every 2000 treatments. These have consisted mainly of swelling at the implant site, sometimes affecting the surrounding tissues. Redness, tenderness and, rarely, acne-like formations may also occur. The reactions have started either shortly after injection or after a delay of 2 to 4 weeks and have generally been described as mild to moderate, and self-limiting with an average duration of two weeks.

If you have any questions or concerns, call BODY TONIC at 512-383-5204.
 

 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR BOTOX, DYSPORT AND XEOMIN

Pre Treatment: 

  • If possible, avoid all anti-inflammatory over the counter and/or prescribed medications (e.g. steroids, aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Advil, etc.), avoid Fish Oil Vitamins, for 2 weeks prior to and for several days after each treatment. These instructions will help reduce the risk of bruising. Tylenol is permitted.

  • Please minimize alcohol consumption the night before and the day of your treatment to help reduce risk of bruising from injections.

  • If you bruise easily and/or you are particularly concerned about bruising, you may take SinEcch-I, a high dosage oral Arnica formulated specifically for cosmetic injections. We cannot guarantee that you will not bruise, although bruising is rare with BOTOX/DYSPORT/XEOMIN. SinEcch-I may be purchased at People’s Pharmacy or Body Tonic.

Post Treatment:

  • DO remain upright for at least 4-6 hours after the BOTOX/DYSPORT/XEOMIN injections. 

  • DO NOT press, rub or manipulate the treatment sites. 

  • DO NOT use a Clarisonic Cleansing Facial Brush for 24 hours. 

  • DO NOT apply make-up to the treatment site(s) for 1 hour.  

  • DO NOT work out for the rest of the day, after your BOTOX/DYSPORT/XEOMIN treatment. 


Other Post Treatment Instructions:

  • If you have had 3 or more treatments, purposely contract the treated muscles (about once every 30 minutes) for 4-6 hours post each treatment. 

  • After injection day one, try to make a conscious effort to NOT contract the treated muscles. This step is not mandatory but it should help the longevity of your BOTOX/DYSPORT/XEOMIN results.

  • You may experience a mild headache within 3 days after your treatment. This is most common after your very first treatment. You may take Tylenol if necessary.

 

Call BODY TONIC if you suspect any problems: 512-383-5204
 

 
 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCULPTRA

 

Pre-Treatment:

  • DO inform your injector if you have a history of medication allergies, history of anaphylaxis, and any other medical problems

  • The ideal time to schedule this procedure is at LEAST 4 weeks before a big event.

  • For 2 weeks prior to treatment, avoid all anti-inflammatory medicines (e.g. oral steroids and/or aspirin, ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Advil, etc.). Tylenol (Acetaminophen) is permitted.

  • For 2 weeks prior to treatment, you must also avoid Fish Oil Vitamins, E Vitamins and Melatonin.

  • Please refrain from extensive alcohol for several days prior to your filler treatment.

  • For bruising prevention and post treatment healing, you may purchase (ONE) of the following:

  1. SinEcch-I – high dosage oral Arnica formulated specifically for cosmetic injections @ People’s Pharmacy or Body Tonic.

  2. Traumeel Kit – @ Austin Compounding Pharmacy on Bee Caves

 

  • For treatment of the face or any area to be treated that is prone to break out with fever blisters, cold sores or Herpes infection, an anti-viral may need to be taken. Take it the day before treatment, the day of and continue 3 days after treatment or as directed. Please let Body Tonic know if you need a prescription.

 

Post-Treatment:

Have an ice pack ready. Within the first 24 hours of treatment, apply ice packs to the treated area for a few minutes at a time until initial swelling / bruising has resolved. The cold will help reduce common swelling.

Give yourself facial massages. Massage the treated area for 5 minutes 5 times a day for 5 days after treatment.

Avoid excess UV exposure + heat. Protecting your skin from the sun is always important, but after treatment, excessive sunlight and UV lamp exposure should be avoided until any initial swelling and redness go away.

  •  Continue to refrain from anti-inflammatory medications and fish oil vitamins for 1-2 weeks.

  • You may take Tylenol if necessary for pain.

  • Feel free to wear makeup a few hours after.

  • Treated areas may be red, swollen, and bruised for the first 2-7 days.

  • Avoid strenuous workouts and alcohol for 24 hours if possible.

  • Avoid Retin-A and any other irritating products for up to one week after treatment.

  • Obtain clearance from your injector before getting any laser treatments in the treated area. 

  • A few days after treatment, you will look as you did before treatment. This is normal.

  • Over time, Sculptra will replace lost collagen and will continue for up to 1 year.

 

Follow-Up Treatment: 

Follow up treatments should be scheduled about every 6 weeks. Visible results may not be seen until 3 sessions have been completed. Results can last more than two years. We want you to have an outstanding result. If you have any questions or unexpected concerns, please call the office for assistance.