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Baton Rouge

Weiler Plastic Surgery
4212 Bluebonnet Boulevard Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Phone: (225) 399-0001
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Baton Rouge - Downtown

Weiler Plastic Surgery
240 Laurel Street Suite 202
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
Phone: (225) 399-0011
Mon - Thur: 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri: 8:00 a.m.–3p.m

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Hammond

Weiler Plastic Surgery
42078 Veterans Avenue Suite H
Hammond, LA 70403
Phone: (985) 902-7770
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

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Denham Springs

Weiler Plastic Surgery
921 South Range Avenue
Denham Springs, LA 70726
Phone: (225) 900-7002
Mon - Thur: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Do’s and Don’ts Before + After Your Filler Treatment

It can be intimidating to receive Juvéderm®, Restylane®, or other dermal fillers for the first time. Here at Baton Rouge, Hammond, and Denham Springs’ Weiler Plastic Surgery, we believe that educating our patients allows them to make the best decisions for their individual needs. We understand that, although it’s a small, nonsurgical and relatively painless procedure, receiving fillers or BOTOX® can be intimidating for someone who’s never done it. Because of this, we’ve put together a little guide for what to expect before and after receiving a filler treatment.

Plan Ahead: How To Reduce Swelling After Lip Injections and Fillers

In order to reduce the amount of bruising and swelling at the injection site, Dr. Weiler makes the following recommendations about how to prepare for fillers:

One Week Prior to Injections

  • Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve.
  • Avoid supplements, including St. John’s Wort, Gingko biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E.

2 Days Prior to Injections

  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “anti-aging” products.
  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
  • Do start taking Arnica two days prior to the procedure. (This is not required, but it will help to lessen bruising.)

24 Hours Prior to Injections

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.

General Recommendations

  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. Please let your physician assistant know if you are prone.
  • Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any ingredients, or suffer from neurological disorders. Please inform us if you have any questions about this prior to your treatment. You can learn more about what to expect from lip fillers in this related blog post.

The Day Of Treatment

  • Arrive at the office with a “clean face”—washed and without makeup.
  • In order to maximize your comfort during the procedure, a topical anesthetic may be applied. In some cases, a local numbing medication will be injected into or around the area(s) to be treated.

What to Do After Fillers: the First Hour

  • Apply an ice pack and Arnica topically—Arnica + Bromelain tablets are both natural supplements to reduce bruising. These are available for purchase in our offices.
  • Take acetaminophen to reduce pain as necessary.
  • Avoid itching, massaging, or picking around the injection site. This is normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days. If these symptoms last more than 3 days, please contact our office.

After Fillers: 6 to 10 Hours Post-Treatment

  • Avoid drinking alcohol or partaking in strenuous exercise, as it may result in additional bruising.
  • Until the swelling and redness have resolved, avoid intense heat in the treated area(s). This includes sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax.
  • To help alleviate bruising, we recommend taking Arnica or Bromelain, eating fresh pineapple, and applying ice to the area.
  • To help alleviate swelling, we recommend an antihistamine during the day, such as Zyrtec or Claritin, and Benadryl at night.
  • If there is a visible bump, you can massage the area. Depending on the areas treated and the product used, you may feel “firmness.” These areas will soften and settle with time (usually 1-2 weeks).
  • Sunscreen and makeup can be applied, and you may use a gentle cleanser on the area.

Important Lip Filler Aftercare Notes

PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU:

  • Have fever and/or chills
  • Have discolored blotches in areas not injected
  • Have blanching of injected areas
  • Notice the area appears red and/or hot to the touch
  • Have severe or increasing pain

For more information on injectables and other cosmetic services we offer, contact us online or give us a call at (225)399-0001 (Baton Rouge) or (985)902-7770 (Hammond).

29 Responses to Do’s and Don’ts Before + After Your Filler Treatment

  • BeautyMD Spa says:

    Thanks for giving information about filler treatment. And also share precautions before getting dermal filler treatment.

  • Michelle Kanner says:

    High was curious if you get botox and fillers would it be OK to days after to go for a college and facial and have a micro derma abrasion treatment

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Michelle,

      Yes! It is okay to proceed with your treatments a few days after receiving Botox and fillers. Depending on the treatment, we recommend waiting at least 24 hours.
      Please feel free to give us a call with any other questions at 225-399-0001. Thank you!

  • Ineke Prior says:

    the area has what feels like puddy, it’s been one week since the procedure. Will wait one more week for the lumps to resolve .

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Ineke!

      One of our consultants will be reaching out to you very shortly for more information on your area of concern. We also recommend scheduling a follow up appointment with your injector. For further questions, please feel free to call our office at 225-399-0001. Thank you!

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Debby!

      Yes! It is okay to proceed with your treatments a few days after receiving Botox and fillers. Please feel free to give us a call with any other questions at 225-399-0001. Thank you!

  • Joana says:

    Hi my chin it’s extremely big and swollen , im kind of scared, it has been less than 24 h since i did the filler, is this normal?

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Joana!

      We will be reaching out to you very shortly for more information on your area of concern. We also recommend scheduling a follow up appointment with your injector. For further questions, please feel free to call our office at 225-399-0001. Thank you!

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Anoud,

      Yes! You can resume cardio and heavy lifting 24 hours after Botox and filler. Thank you for your question!

  • Tee says:

    Hi I just had my lips done yesterday and they are hard in several areas. Should I massage these areas or wait?

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Tee,

      For any questions or concerns, we recommend following up with your expert injector. Feel free to give us a call at our office at 225-399-0001.

      Thank you!

  • Farah says:

    I have done derma filler under my eyes one week ago bt swelling are still visible nd im so disappointed nd scared if the swelling remain 4ever so wht ll i do ..so helpless

    • Bryant Voth says:

      Hi Farah,

      We recommend following up with your expert injector with any questions or concerns. One of our consultants will be contacting you very shortly with more information. Thank you!

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Tina!

      It is not necessary, however for any questions or concerns we always recommend following up with your expert injector. Feel free to give us a call at our office at 225-399-0001.

      Thank you!

    • Ashley Adams says:

      Hi Nitza!

      We recommend following up with your expert injector! We welcome you to call our office at 225-399-0001! Thank you!

  • Louise says:

    Hiya,

    Is it okay to fly after having lip filler?
    I’m flying 2 days after having my lip fillers and I’m nervous if the air pressure could impact the swelling!

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Louise!

      Thank you for your comment. We always recommend following up with your expert injector with any questions or concerns. We welcome you to call our office at 225-399-0001. Thank you!

  • Ashok Thanki says:

    Is it true that dermal fillers treatment once done, you have to continue the same every 5-6 months? in that case ,as per my dermatologist, the quantity of injections will be reduced within one and a half year. I mean from 8 njections to 6 to 4 and 2. Is he right in saying so?

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Ashok,

      Thank you for your comment! It would be the most helpful to see your facial structure and talk to you in person. Some dermal fillers only last for approximately six months so that may be what your provider was referring to. As far as the tapered ratio, that is new to me. For any questions or concerns, we recommend following up with your expert injector. Feel free to give us a call at our office at 225-399-0001.

  • Emily says:

    I massaged my filler after receiving it, I didn’t receive any follow up information and I thought you were supposed to do that. Could I have a bad outcome from massaging the treated areas?

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Emily,

      Thank you for your comment! I am sure that you did not mess up your filler. Occasionally you can feel the filler and we encourage you to softly massage that area. Otherwise, leave it alone. We have a filler handout that is given to patients to instruct them on aftercare. For any questions or concerns, we recommend following up with your expert injector. Feel free to give us a call at our office at 225-399-0001.

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Mika! We encourage you to avoid alcohol before filler due to bruising risk. You do not have to avoid alcohol after. For any questions or concerns, we recommend following up with your expert injector. Feel free to give us a call at our office at 225-399-0001.

    • Meghan Landry says:

      Hi Alycia! Thank you for your comment. You can continue using your retinol and normal skin care products 24 hours after your filler treatment. Let us know if you have any other questions!

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