Before the Procedure
Inform your physician about all your medical conditions, allergies, and medications, including over-the-counter products.
Avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen, vitamin E, ginger, gingko biloba, ginseng, and garlic 10–14 days before your procedure, as they may cause increased bruising or bleeding.
After the Procedure
- Avoid applying pressure or massaging the treated area for a few hours after treatment
- Avoid strenuous exercise, lying down, and bending over for 4 hours after treatment
- Avoid excessive heat such as saunas, hot showers, the hot sun, or cooking over a hot stove
- You may gently apply makeup after the procedure in an upward motion
- You may gently apply a cold compress to the treatment sites to reduce swelling or bruising
- You can make over exaggerated facial expressions to maximize the effectiveness of the treatment
- It can take up to 14 days for your treatment to take full effect, although many people will begin seeing improvements 3–5 days after treatment
To maintain the effect, you'll need regular follow-up injections