Post Treatment Instructions

Below are the Post Care Treatment Instructions for all the services provided at NYC. Please read and follow them religiously for best results.

Botox

Injections can cause small amounts of swelling, a temporary bump, redness, bruising, a mild to moderate headache, and sensations such as tingling or mild itching after the treatment. These effects are so common they can be considered a normal part of the process. The initial effects will show in the first 2-5 days. The Peak effect on the muscle is at 14 days, but the result will continue to improve for 4 weeks or more. The benefits start to wear off after 3-4 months on average.

  • Do not manipulate the treatment area for 24 hours following treatment.

  • Remain upright for 4 hours. Do not lie down for 4 hours after your treatment.

  • When cleansing, avoid pressure and use gentle strokes away from the eyes.

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area.

  • Avoid facial massages or electrical stimulation of the face for the next 2 weeks.

  • Avoid wearing tight caps or garments in the area that has been injected.

  • Avoid extensive sun or exposure to UV and extreme heat for 72 hours i.e. sauna, steam, sunbeds, very hot showers, strenuous exercise, etc.

  • Reduce the risk of infection and reaction by not touching the area for 6 hours. Do not apply make-up over injection points until the day after the procedure.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  • Do not use a Clarisonic face cleansing brush when washing face for 2 weeks.

  • Do not receive medical facials, Chemical peels, laser treatments, or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 21 days.

  • Do not perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. This will keep the Botox in the injected area and not elsewhere.

  • Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve), St. John's Wort, Omega 3's, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, and Ginseng for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

  • To help avoid bruising, patients are recommended to discontinue the use of blood-thinning medication. Patients must consult their primary care physician before discontinuing any blood-thinning medicines if they are taking them for underlying health conditions.

  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Speak to your healthcare professional about medications that may minimize an outbreak.

Monitor areas for adverse appearance and report if there are any concerns for timely review and assessment. Please contact me at 647-497-4692 (4NYC)

Dermal Fillers

Due to the anesthetic in the Dermal Fillers, you may feel numbness or tingling immediately after the procedure, and have some moderate swelling, redness, bruising, and tenderness over areas treated. Some people experience a dull ache, and tenderness over the treated areas which subsides between 48-72 hours. Mild, non-painful swelling can last for up to 2 weeks. Bruising is usually visible initially, then more obvious the next day before fading over 7 to 14 days. A small minority of bruises can last for 4-6 weeks.

  • Immediately after the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness, and an itching sensation in the treated area. All these symptoms are temporary and generally disappear in a day or two. If the inconvenience continues or if other reactions occur, please get in touch with us.

  • For the first 48 hours, the product is malleable, meaning it can change shape. Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area. Try to avoid unnecessary pressure over any areas treated.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink plenty of water. Staying fully hydrated keeps your skin hydrated and enhances the effect of HA Dermal Fillers.

  • Avoid facial massages or electrical stimulation of the face for the next 2 weeks.

  • Do not use a Clarisonic face cleansing brush when washing face for 2 weeks.

  • Avoid exposure of the treated area to UV light and intense heat i.e. sauna, steam, sunbeds, hot showers, strenuous exercise, etc., as this may increase discomfort and swelling for 72 hours.

  • Try to sleep with your head propped and face up to reduce swelling.

  • Reduce the risk of infection and reaction by not touching the area for 6 hours. Do not apply make-up over injection points until the day after the procedure.

  • If you have swelling, you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.

  • Cold compresses and a non-drowsy antihistamine (taken as directed) can reduce swelling.

  • Use Tylenol for discomfort.

  • Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve), St. John's Wort, Omega 3's, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, and Ginseng for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

  • To help avoid bruising, patients are recommended to discontinue the use of blood-thinning medication. Patients must consult their primary care physician before discontinuing any blood-thinning medicines if they are taking them for underlying health conditions.

  • If considering procedures such as medical facials, chemical peels, laser treatments, wait three weeks post-injection to elicit an inflammatory response.

  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Speak to your healthcare professional about medications that may minimize an outbreak.

  • Avoid having dental work two weeks before or after receiving filler if possible-this includes cleaning and scaling. If not, you must reschedule your appointment after your dental procedure or treatment.

  • We recommend taking Arnica Montana (herb) 2 days before injections to reduce bruising and swelling. If you choose, please take five pellets three times per day two days before treatment, the day of your treatment, and two days after your treatment. You may purchase at most natural food stores and Amazon.

Monitor areas for adverse appearance and report if there are any concerns for timely review and assessment. Please contact me at: 647-497-4692 (4NYC).

Microneedling

  • Do NOT touch, press, rub, or manipulate the treated area(s) for at least 8 hours after your treatment.

  • Do not wash or take a shower for at least 6 hours after your treatment.

  • Allow the serum to remain on your skin for at least 6 hours following the treatment.

  • Do not use any lotions, creams, or makeup for at least 8 hours after your treatment.

  • Continue increased water intake the first week after your treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve), St. John's Wort, Omega 3's, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, and Ginseng for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

  • Avoid resuming Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®), hair coloring, and straightening for 3 days.

  • To help avoid bruising, patients are recommended to discontinue the use of blood-thinning medication. Patients must consult their primary care physician before discontinuing any blood-thinning medicines if they are taking them for underlying health conditions.

  • Do not use any prescription retinol (Retin-A, Vit.A) with-in 7 days.

  • Do not use Accutane ( isotretinoin ) with-in 12 months as it may impair wound healing and increase risk of scar tissue formation.  

  • You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.

  • Do not wet your hair for at least 8 hours after your treatment.

  • For the first 3 days, use a shampoo that is pH balanced.

  • If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Speak to your healthcare professional about medications that may minimize an outbreak.

  • Smokers do not heal well, and problems recur earlier, and results take longer

  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 oz’s or 8 glasses of water the day of the treatment

  • It is normal to experience: bruising, redness, itching, soreness, and swelling that may last from 3-10 days following your procedure.

  • Rinse your face with lukewarm water and avoid using any cleansers that can cause harm.

  • Some patients may experience discomfort which should settle within 24 hours. If you continue to feel pain, patients can take Acetaminophen for relief.

  • For the first 24 hours or so, you can expect to see redness, bruising, and swelling. The skin may also seem raw. By the second day, the redness may settle a little and start to appear like a sunburn.

  • Avoid extensive sun or exposure to UV and extreme heat for 72 hours i.e. sauna, steam, sunbeds, very hot showers, strenuous exercise, etc.

  • Reduce the risk of infection and reaction by not touching the area for 6 hours. Do not apply make-up over injection points for 48 hours, or only 100% mineral makeup until the day after the procedure.

  • Sleep on a fresh pillowcase and avoid touching your face unnecessarily; ensure hands are clean if touching your face.

  • Do not use a Clarisonic face cleansing brush when washing face for 1 week.

  • Do not receive medical facials, Chemical peels, laser treatments, or micro-dermabrasion, Botox, Fillers, and any injectables for at least 21 days.

  • Avoid waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days.

  • Avoid at-home exfoliants for 14 days.

  • Product absorption increases from 7% to 80% post needling. Unapproved skincare may lead to irritation, granulomas, and infection.

  • Do not perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 24 hours after treatment. Apply a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB, SPF 25, or greater sunscreen to your daily skincare routine to prevent post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation.

  • Most patients will continue to see improvement in their skin for 6 months or more, however, the effects of the treatment can last for 10 to 12 months. Patients will notice a rejuvenated glow even as the pigmentation, dark circles, and scars and marks start to fade.

  • Contact me immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur:

    • Drainage – looks like pus

    • Increased warmth at or around the treated area

    • Fever of 38.5 or greater more than 24 hrs.

    • Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me at 647-497-4692 (4NYC) or email: nav.nurseinjector@gmail.com.

PRP

  • Do NOT touch, press, rub, or manipulate the treated area(s) for at least 8 hours after your treatment.

  • Do not wash or take a shower for at least 8 hours after your treatment.

  • Allow the serum to remain on your skin for at least 6-8 hours following the treatment.

  • Continue increased water intake the first week after your treatment.

  • Avoid alcohol, Aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve), St. John's Wort, Omega 3's, Vitamin E, Gingko Biloba, and Ginseng for one week after treatment. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

  • Avoid resuming Minoxidil (Formula 82M, Rogaine®), hair coloring, and straightening for 3 days.

  • To help avoid bruising, patients are recommended to discontinue the use of blood-thinning medication. Patients must consult their primary care physician before discontinuing any blood-thinning medicines if they are taking them for underlying health conditions.

  • You may notice a tingling sensation while the cells are being activated.

  • Do not wet your hair for at least 8 hours after your treatment.

  • For the first 5 days, use a shampoo that is pH balanced.

  • Smokers do not heal well, and problems recur earlier, and results take longer

  • Maintain a healthy diet and drink at least 64 oz’s of water the day of the treatment

  • It is normal to experience: bruising, redness, itching, soreness, and swelling that may last from 3-10 days following your procedure.

  • Some patients may experience discomfort which should settle within 24 hours. If you continue to feel pain, patients can take Acetaminophen for relief.

  • For the first 24 hours or so, you can expect to see redness, bruising, and swelling. The skin may also seem raw. By the second day, the redness may settle a little and start to appear like a sunburn.

  • Avoid extensive sun or exposure to UV and extreme heat for 72 hours i.e. sauna, steam, sunbeds, very hot showers, strenuous exercise, etc.

  • Reduce the risk of infection and reaction by not touching the area for 6-8 hours.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  • Do not perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Contact me immediately if any of the Following Signs of Infection Occur:

    • Drainage – looks like pus

    • Increased warmth at or around the treated area

    • Fever of 38.5 or greater more than 24 hrs.

    • Severe pain that is unresponsive to over-the-counter pain relievers

If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to contact me at 647-497-4692 (4NYC) or email: nav.nurseinjector@gmail.com.