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BOTOX TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

BOTOX PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • DO NOT WEAR MAKEUP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT OR BE PREPARED TO REMOVE IT!                                                      

    • Makeup harbors bacteria and if it is not removed prior to injection, it may increase the risk oinfection.

    • We attempt to remove all makeup thoroughly, but it is safer not to wear any.

  • Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 24 hours prior to your treatment, as they may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area.

  • If you are currently taking anti-coagulation medications (such as Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaparin,   Clopidogrel, Plavix, ), discuss the use of these medications with your healthcare provider prior to your treatment. You may or may not be a candidate for treatment.

  • Notify Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC of any changes to your health historymedications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.


BOTOX POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Avoid pressure to the forehead for first 24 hours after treatment. 

  • It may take up to 14 days for Botox to take full effect.

  • A follow-up visit at 10 days to 2 weeks is suggested to assess results for subsequent treatments, particularly if you are a first time client.

    • If full correction is not achieved, you may need to purchase additional Botox for injection.

    • Asymmetry is corrected free of charge.

  • Oral or topical Arnica Montana, an herbal supplement, may help with reducing bruising caused by cosmetic treatments.

    • DO NOT take Arnica Montana if you have liver or kidney problems.

  • Re-treatment is typically needed at 4 months.

  • Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting Botox result.

  • If you have had your horizontal forehead lines treated and you feel as though your eyebrows are too heavy, the treatment may not be optimal for you or we may need to adjust your dose. Please let your provider know.

  • If your upper lip was treated, you may notice difficulty drinking. 

DERMAL FILLER INSTRUCTIONS

DERMAL FILLER PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • DO NOT WEAR MAKEUP TO YOUR APPOINTMENT OR BE PREPARED TO REMOVE IT!

    • Makeup harbors bacteria and if it is not removed prior to injection, it may increase the risk of infection.

      • We attempt to remove all makeup thoroughly, but it is safer not to wear any.

  • Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, oral Vitamin E, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) 24 hours prior to your treatment, as they may increase therisk of bruising and bleeding in the injection area.

  • If you are currently taking anti-coagulation medications (such as Warfarin, Coumadin, Heparin, Lovenox, Enoxaparin, Clopidogrel, Plavix ), discuss the use of these medications with your healthcare provider prior to your treatment. You may or may not be a candidate for treatment with cosmetic dermal fillers.

  • If you are prone to cold sores (oral herpes simplex), take your prescribed medication as prescribed in the 24 hours prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expecting to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.


DERMAL FILLER POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Avoid applying pressure or touching the treated area for six (6) hours after the procedure. The area can then be gently washed with a cleanser and water. You may resume makeup use at this time.

  • Avoid vigorous scrubs, exfoliation, or facial treatment in the area of treatment for 72 hours.

  • If signs and symptoms of infection develop and persist (warmth at the site of injection, discharge/pus, pain/discomfort) or if you develop a fever, please contact Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC so our staff may assist you. 

  • Oral or topical Arnica Montana, an herbal supplement, may help with reducing bruising caused by cosmetic treatments.

    • DO NOT take Arnica Montana if you have liver or kidney problems.

  • For pain/discomfort, use cool packs and over-the-counter analgesics (Acetaminophen, Tylenol).

    • Severe pain should be reported to Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC immediately.

  • Avoid manipulation of the area following the injection unless specifically instructed otherwise by your healthcare practitioner.


It is normal to experience the following:

  • Swelling will begin within 1-2 hours of treatment and should resolve with 48-72 hours

  • Undereyes and lips will swell significantly - this is normal and can be improved by sleeping on a few extra pillows and drinking a moderate amount of water. Lips can swell up to 3 times their normal size. This is not an indicator of an allergy. Avoid particularly salty foods during this time as it may exacerbate undereye swelling.

  • Aching discomfort is common, especially in the lips, cheeks, and chin. Tylenol (NOT Advil)

    • ​Cool compresses can help discomfort.

PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY  FOR THE FOLLOWING:

  • Severe pain at the injection site.

  • Swelling, redness, or drainage that starts after 48 hours.

  • Blanching (whitening) of an area that was injected.

RF MICRONEEDLING INSTRUCTIONS:

RF MICRONEEDLING WITH OR WITHOUT PRP PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not wear any makeup to your appointment or be prepared to remove it. Thoroughly washing and drying the skin to remove any makeup, lotion, or sunscreen is required.

  • Avoid anti-histamine and anti-inflammatory drugs 1 week prior to treatment. The body’s histamine and inflammatory responses are needed post-procedure; these medications will negate the effects of the procedure.

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ if the treatment area is exposed to UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid the use of self-tanners in the treatment area for approximately 2 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Retinoid medication (Retinol. Tretinoin, Retin-A, Atralin, Adapalene, Differin, Tazarotene, Tazorac, etc) and OTC anti-aging products containing Retinol, Retinaldehyde, or Vitamin A for 1 week prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of Hydroquinone products 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Discontinue the use of topical exfoliating agents (Glycolics, Alpha or Beta-Dydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment.

  • Avoid, if possible, Ibuprofen and non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) for 3 days prior to treatment.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to treatment. 

  • Notify Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC if you develop a cold sore, acne, or open lesions in the area you are expected to treat or if you experience any type of illness prior to your treatment.

  • Notify Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC of any changes to your health history, medications, or if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant since your last appointment.
    Notify Shoreline Wellness and Primary Care LLC you have used Accutane in the past.

    • Use within a 6 month period of may be a contraindication.



RF MICRONEEDLING WITH OR WITHOUT PRP POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:
The initial 72 hours post procedure are the most crucial.

  • ​Immediate pinpoint bleeding may occur at the treatment area. This should resolve within 10 minutes.

  • Minor redness, swelling, and pinpoint bruising may occur for 24-72 hours post procedure.

  • To minimize side effects and maximize results, apply post procedural products as instructed by your providers

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ containing UVA/UVB protection with sun blockers such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide on the treated area daily if exposed to the sun.

  • Avoid heat and keep the skin cool during the first 24-72 hours post treatment. Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation. Avoid direct hot water spray, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas. Do not participate in activities that may cause excessive perspiration.

  • After a few days, minor peeling or flaking may occur for 2-5 days. Flaking can easily be controlled with moisturizers. Do not pick, peel, or scratch the flaking. Do not use any means of exfoliation or loofahs. This may result in scarring or hyperpigmenation.  

  • You may resume normal skin care regimen, including the use of Retinoid medications, topical exfoliating agents, and Hydroquinone products after 3 days so long as the treated area is fully healed and not peeling and/or flaking.

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