Pretreatment Instructions

Botox Cosmetic

(For facial injections and Hyperhydrosis)

  • Please notify your provider if you are on or have recently taken antibiotics. There are a few types of antibiotics that make the effect of Botox stronger than you anticipate.
  •  Please notify your provider if you are using muscle relaxants or anticholinergic drugs, as the effects of these drugs can be intensified with the use of Botox.
  • Please notify your provider if you have a history of any neuromuscular disease (ALS, Myasthenia Gravis, Lymes Disease, Bells Palsy, etc). If you are having active neurologic symptoms, Botox can potentially worsen those symptoms.
  • The safety of Botox has not been established in pregnant or nursing women. Because of that, we do not recommend treatment if you are pregnant or nursing. Please notify your provider if you think you are pregnant, or are currently nursing.
  • Post treatment, you may experience bruising, swelling, or pain at the injection site. You may decrease your risks of bruising by avoiding alcohol and NSAIDS (ibuprofen/advil/etc). Taking Arnica in tablet form several days before treatment may also help. Arnica is an herbal supplement available at health food stores.

Hyaluronic Acid based Dermal Fillers

  •  Most dermal fillers contain lidocaine for numbing purposes.  Please notify your provider if you have an allergy to lidocaine, or have had a reaction to other numbing agents in the past
  • The most common reactions to fillers are bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site.  You can reduce bruising by avoiding alcohol and NSAIDs (Motrin/Aleeve/etc) for 48 hours before treatment.  Please notify your provider if you are taking any blood thinners.  Inflammation post treatment varies from patient to patient.  You may apply hydrocortisone cream to the area post treatment to minimize swelling. 
  • Safety has not been established for pregnant and nursing patients.  We do not recommend treatment.

Sculptra Aesthetic

  • Please notify your provider if you have any allergies to lidocaine or anything other numbing agents
  • The most common reactions to fillers are bruising, swelling, and pain at the injection site.  You can reduce bruising by avoiding alcohol and NSAIDs (Motrin/Aleve/etc.) for 48 hours before treatment.  Please notify your provider if you are taking any blood thinners.  Inflammation post treatment varies from patient to patient.  You may apply hydrocortisone cream to the area post treatment to minimize swelling.
  • Safety has not been established for pregnant and nursing patients.  We do not recommend treatment.
  • Please discuss with your provider the specific post treatment instructions for this product.  We recommend that you massage the areas injected for 5 minutes, 5 times a day, for 5 days to ensure proper spread and absorption of the product,
  • Please notify your provider if you have an allergy to any of the ingredients in this product, or if you have a history of keloid formation
  • This product requires more preparation time than traditional hyaluronic acid fillers.  Please notify us 5 days in advance if you wish to have this particular filler.

Microneedling

  • Please stop all exfoliating agents 5-7 days before treatment. This includes, but is not limited to, retinols, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, and any types of scrubs.
  • Please avoid sun exposure for 24-48 hours before your treatment. We will not treat you if you have open lesions or burns.
  • This procedure is generally considered safe to have during pregnancy, however some of the products we use before or after treatment may not be. Please notify your provider if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Post treatment you will be red and tender.  Please avoid sun exposure for 1-2 weeks after this treatment.
  • Please notify your provider if you have a history of hyper pigmentation or keloid scarring.

PRP Injections and Topical

  • PRP is generally very safe and has very few side effects. Please let your provider know if you have any history of uncontrolled bleeding, or if you are currently taking blood thinners.
  • PRP can stimulate growth. We recommend that you have a dermatologist check your skin for skin cancer prior to treatment.
  • For PRP injections in the scalp, we ask that you arrive with clean, dry hair. You will not be able to wash your hair for 24-48 hours post treatment.

Kybella

  • Kybella is not considered safe for use when pregnant or breast feeding.  Please notify your provider if you may be pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • Kybella should not be injected if there is infection in the treatment area.  This includes cystic acne
  • Please notify your provider if you have received any previous cosmetic treatments to the treatment area
  • Please notify your provider if you have had nerve damage or trouble swallowing in the past, or if you are currently taking any blood thinners or have bleeding problems.

Chemical Peels

  • Please stop all exfoliating agents 5-7 days before treatment.  This includes, but is not limited to, retinols, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, and any types of scrubs or masks.
  • Please avoid sun exposure 24-48 hours before your peel—We will not treat you if you have a sunburn.
  • Chemical peels contain products that have shown to be unsafe during pregnancy.  Please notify your provider if you believe you may be pregnant, or if you are breast feeding.

IPL

  • Please stop all exfoliating agents 5-7 days before treatment.  This includes, but is not limited to, retinols, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, and any types of scrubs or masks.
  • Please avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks before your treatment.  Exposure to sun that changes the skin color or increases inflammation will significantly increase your risk for adverse events, including burning and hyper or hypo pigmentation.  This also includes the use of sunless tanners. This treatment is no safe for those with naturally heavily pigmented skin.
  • We are unsure of the safety of this procedure during pregnancy.  Please notify your provider if you believe you may be pregnant, or if you are breast feeding.

Resurfx

  • Please stop all exfoliating agents 14 days before treatment.  This includes, but is not limited to, retinols, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone, and any types of scrubs or masks.
  • Please avoid sun exposure for 2-4 weeks before your treatment.  Exposure to sun that changes the skin color or increases inflammation will significantly increase your risk for adverse events, including burning and hyper or hypo pigmentation.  This also includes the use of sunless tanners. Residual color is okay for this treatment as long as inflammation is not present.  This treatment is safe for most skin types.
  • We are unsure of the safety of this procedure during pregnancy.  Please notify your provider if you believe you may be pregnant, or if you are breast feeding.