Dermal fillers should not be used in patients who are smokers, pregnant, nursing, trying to get pregnant, have experienced this hypersensitivity in the past, those with severe allergies, and should not be used in areas of active inflammation or infection (cysts, pimples, rash). Notify HALO MED SPA if you have had major dental work (excluding routine cleanings) 2 weeks before/after the proposed injection procedure.
Avoid applying any irritating chemical or irritating soap to the area for the week prior. Do not wear make-up to treatment. Discuss with your service provider if you have had any recent procedure (cosmetic, surgery, laser, or other) or any recent illness.
Redness/swelling is normal for a few days to a week. Real results can be expected at 4 weeks (after all swelling has resolved). Do not rub, pull, or pick the area treated.
Gently clean the area twice daily with mild soap.
Avoid irritants (glycolic, acid, retinoids, etc.) until all redness/swelling resolves.
You may apply cool compresses/ice for 10 minutes/hour for comfort and to reduce swelling.
Make-up may be used if skin is not irritated. (mineral make up preferred)
Avoid strenuous exercise and alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
Hyaluronic acid fillers work by absorption of water and expansion to give a full result to the treatment area. Therefore, a follow up is needed.
Try to sleep upright, not on your side for the first 24 hours to take the pressure off your cheeks.
Do not have major dental work (excluding routine cleanings) for 1 week after the proposed injection procedure.
You should immediately notify HALO MED SPA if you have any questions or concerns, or see any signs of problems (severe or extended pain, redness, swelling, bruising, lumpiness, sign of infection, blood supply compromise, or other). Signs of blood supply compromise include blanching or whitening/darkening/blackening of the skin, any discoloration, pain, or skin break/sloughing. However, your service provider is happy to see you at any time with any questions or concerns.