Immediately after the treatment, the most commonly reported side effects were temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days.
Cold compresses/Ice packs may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. If the inconvenience continues beyond two to three days or if other reactions occur, please contact our office 520-780-0304.
Tylenol may be taken every 4-6 hours for pain if not contraindicated.
Avoid touching the treated area within six hours following treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
Until the initial redness and swelling have resolved, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sunlamp or sunbathing, being outside in Arizona). Always use sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater.
If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Please check with our nurse injector about medications that may minimize a recurrence.
Avoid exercise and alcohol for 24 to 48 hours post-treatment.
Evidence shows that having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Please be sure to consult with our nurse injector about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments around 2 weeks post procedure.
One week prior to your next treatment with Restlyane, avoid taking aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort and high doses of Vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Please contact us at the office if you have any questions.