For Patients

Welcome to Bonita Medical Aesthetics’ patient information page. Here you will find information related to the things you should avoid before treatments and after treatments as well as medical contraindications for each treatment. Additionally, you will find consent forms for all treatments offered, please review the consent forms prior to your appointment.

Pre and Post Botox/Dysport Treatment:

Before Botox/Dysport 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 5-7 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 at least 24 hours before treatment.

PRECAUTIONS

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

  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin
  • Neuromuscular disorder
  • Pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Allergy to human albumin
  • Anaphylactic allergy to dairy products (Dysport)
  • Anaphylactic allergy to eggs (Botox)

After Botox/Dysport Treatment

  • You may apply makeup immediately following your treatment.
  • Avoid facials, microderm abrasion, or facial massage for 10-14 days after 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.
  • 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 3-4 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 Ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin, Tylenol is acceptable to take if experiencing discomfort (if not contraindicated)

Remember:

The results of your treatment can take up to 14 days to take full effect. Usually patients notice a change in 3-5 days with Dysport and 4-5 days with Botox. It takes time for the muscles to relax and the lines on the face to fade after treatment. Please wait until 14 days have passed before assessing if you are pleased with the results

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 days before your appointment, unless medically necessary.
  • If you are taking prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, you should check with the prescribing doctor to see if you are able to stop these medicines for 7-10 days before your appointment and at least 2 days after the procedure has been done.
  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, typically an anti-viral medication will be prescribed for after the treatment to prevent an outbreak, ensure this medical history is shared with your Nurse Practitioner.
  • Ideally arrive to your appointment with a clean face. This means NO MAKEUP or MOISTURIZER

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. You may take Tylenol (if not contraindicated) every 4-6 hours after the treatment to help with any discomfort you may have.
  • Make-up may be applied a few hours after the treatment, if no complications are present, such as open wounds, bleeding or infection.
  • 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.
  • Remember your sunscreen daily.
    With under-eye/tear trough Skin Booster treatment ice the under eyes for 15 minutes at least 2-3 times per day for the first 48-72 hours after treatment. Also sleep with an extra pillow the first two nights after treatment to help minimize swelling.

Pre and post chemical peels

Preparation for a Peel Treatment

You will be having a skin treatment on the day of your appointment. Please follow the instructions below to prepare:

  • Use of Alumier MD home care products prior to your peel are recommended to prepare the skin, allow for better treatment results and reduce the risk of complications. Please consult your physician or skincare professional for appropriate recommendations for your skin type and condition.

It is recommended that you take the following into consideration:

  • For best results and to reduce the risk of complications, it is recommended that you use Alumier MD home care products for 10 to 14 days prior to treatment which will be provided.
  • If you are lactating, pregnant, or may be pregnant, consult your physician before receiving any treatment.
  • Avoid the use of retinoid products (i.e. retinol, Retin A, Tazorac) and high levels of AHA and BHA products for approximately 7 days prior to treatment. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.

Alumier MD skin treatments result in minimal to no downtime but create dramatic and visible results. Treatments may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness. Most patients do not find it necessary to apply makeup, as the skin will be smooth, dewy and radiant following your treatment.

post skin treatment

Post Peel Skin Treatment Tips

You have just received an Alumier MD Skin Treatment. Due to the nature of these treatments, you should not necessarily expect to “peel”. However, you may have light to moderate flaking in a few localized areas for 3 to 7 days. You may also experience residual redness, which lasts in most patients from 1 to 12 hours. It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of the treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. However, makeup can be applied, if necessary. Tonight your skin will feel tight and “pulled”. Although you may or may not actually “peel”, it is likely that you will experience a light “exfoliation”. It may take 2 or more treatments to target the deeper layers of skin to loosen and “peel”. In order to obtain maximum results and avoid complications, please follow the post-peel instructions listed below for approximately 5 to 7 days:

 

Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat

Only use the Alumier MD Post Procedure Prescription 3 piece kit provided, for 1 week or until products are used up.

Important: Keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is key to proper healing.

DO NOT cleanse your skin on the evening of your peel or treatment.

Care Instructions

DO NOT pick or pull any flaking skin
DO NOT tan or use a tanning booth for at least 14 days post peel
DO NOT have electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post-treatment
DO NOT use facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation for 14 days post peel
DO NOT use retinoic acid, AHA or BHA for 14 days post peel
DO NOT have laser hair removal, photo facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post peel
DO NOT use hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and/or excessively hot showers for 2 days post peel
DO NOT go swimming for 2 days post peel
DO NOT participate in aerobic exercise for 2 days post peel

In case of emergency such as allergic reaction, please proceed to the nearest emergency room

Pre and Post care for PRP and PRF

Before Treatment

To maximize results, discontinue the following 7 days prior to treatment:

  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, β-Lactum Antibiotics, Vitamin E, Multivitamins, Omega-3 Fatty Acids, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Alcohol and Green Tea
  • Stay hydrated leading up to your procedure
  • Increase fruit and vegetable consumption 7 days prior to treatment.

*Please note that patients suffering from an active infection, cancer or other autoimmune disorders are contraindicated for this treatment.

after treatment self care

After Treatment

To maximize results, avoid the following for 7 days after treatment:

  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Alcohol, Smoking, Caffeine, Direct Exposure to Sunlight and Strenuous Exercise.
  • Avoid touching and washing the treatment area for at least 8 hours following your procedure.
  • Stay hydrated and continue a healthy, nutritious diet to enhance your results.

Pre and post for Aquagold

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 days before your appointment, unless medically necessary.
  • If you are taking prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, you should check with the prescribing doctor to see if you are able to stop these medicines for 7-10 days before your appointment and at least 2 days after the procedure has been done.
  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, typically an anti-viral medication will be prescribed for after the treatment to prevent an outbreak, ensure this medical history is shared with your Nurse Practitioner.
  • Ideally arrive to your appointment with a clean face. This means NO MAKEUP or MOISTURIZER
after treatment care

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. You may take Tylenol (if not contraindicated) every 4-6 hours after the treatment to help with any discomfort you may have.
  • Make-up may be applied a few hours after the treatment, if no complications are present, such as open wounds, bleeding or infection.
  • 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.
  • Remember your sunscreen daily.
    With under-eye/tear trough Skin Booster treatment ice the under eyes for 15 minutes at least 2-3 times per day for the first 48-72 hours after treatment. Also sleep with an extra pillow the first two nights after treatment to help minimize swelling.

LESION Treatment with cryotherapy

After Treatment

  • The area that was treated will become red, swollen, and develop a blister. It will then form a scab after a few days.
  • Do not try to remove the blister yourself, this could leave you open to the possibility of infection.
  • Clean the area treated with soap and water as you normally would.
  • It is fine to get the area wet; however, be sure to blot it dry carefully and delicately. Avoid taking long baths, washing the dishes (if treated areas are on the hands), and swimming for at least a day after treatment.
  • Apply a thin layer of antibiotic ointment such as Bacitracin or Polysporin to the site twice daily.
  • If the site is prone to irritation, you may cover it with a bandage.
  • The scab will crust over and fall off on its own within 1-2 weeks. A second scab may form as well, and it too will shed on its own.
  • Healing takes 1-3 weeks, after which the skin may look perfectly normal or slightly lighter in colour.
  • If you start to experience signs of an infection such as fever, swelling, tenderness or oozing from the site, or if the site becomes thickened or raised, contact our office immediately.

Pre and Post care for Vasculyse treatment

Before Treatment

  • Ensure you are moisturizing the area that will be treated at least 1-2 times per day a few times before your treatment as this therapy works best when the skin is hydrated.
avoid touching face

After Treatment

  • Do not touch or wash the treated area for at least 24 hours: Treated areas may open and cause capillary bleeding if the skin is stretched or rubbed.
  • Tiny scabs will appear 1 to 3 days after the treatment. These scabs will fall off within 15 days. To avoid infection and scarring.
  • DO NOT PICK AT OR REMOVE EXFOLIATING SKIN. Removal of scabs can cause red marks, which can take several months to disappear.
  • When washing, cleanse the area very gently with a skin cleanser. Do Not use a face cloth, facial brush, or sponges.
  • For 24 hours following the treatment, cold compresses may be applied to treated areas. Do not put ice directly onto the skin.
  • Use an Arnica Crème or a Neosporin crème that will promote healing 4 times a day.
  • Do not take aspirin for 48 hours following treatment.
  • Sunscreen must be used every day to avoid hyperpigmentation. Wear a rimmed hat for outdoor activities until the healing is complete.
  • After the procedure, avoid any exposure to the sun for at least one week. This includes tanning salons.
  • Avoid sauna, whirlpool, swimming pool, hot water, or treatments that dilate
    capillaries or create facial redness for 48 hours.
  • Refrain from strenuous activities and exercise for 48 hours following treatment. An increase in blood flow may rupture the treated capillary and cause treatment
    Failure.
  • If you wish to wear make-up, apply foundation very gently using clean fingers. Avoid sponges for they often carry bacteria.
  • Prevention of new vascular blemishes will be aided if you avoid the following vaso-dilators:
    1. Avoid alcohol
    2. Avoid spicy and hot foods
    3. Avoid direct sun exposure (use a 30 SPF).

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