If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know. Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.
Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible, for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling during and after injections. Consult with your physician prior to stopping any prescription medications.
Schedule your Botox/Dysport appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the injections will take approximately 7 to 14 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
Do NOT consume alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising).
Bruising in the area injected is normal although rarely occurs, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several days. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising.
Be sure to have a good meal, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chances of lightheadedness during your treatment.
Avoid irritating products (Retinols, Glycolics, acne medications, etc) for 48 hours before Dysport.
You'll receive a Dysport Aftercare card in office for quick reference. Call the office at the number on the back of the card if you have any questions.
Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or straining for 4-5 hours (it takes approximately 2-3 hours for Dysport to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation during that time).
UPPER LIP: you may not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks.
Avoid irritating products (Retinols, Glycolics, acne medications, etc) for 48 hours following Dysport.
Do not rub, touch, or manipulate Dysport.
For the first 5-6 hours following Dysport, remain upright.
A follow-up visit at 2 weeks may be suggested to access the results of your treatment, especially if you are a first-time client. If the desired correction is not achieved, you may consider the purchase of additional Dysport for injection.
Expect treatment to last 3-6 months. Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting Dysport result.
Although rare, infection in the injected area is possible. Signs of infection may include redness and tenderness in the infected area and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please contact us should you have any concerns.
You are not a candidate if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you have ANY questions or concerns, please call our office during business hours.