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.
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)
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
- 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
- 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.