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Patient Safety Takes Priority

Post-treatment care for injectable procedures promotes the best results and a safe experience. We advise all of our patients to follow the post-treatment instructions very carefully. Should there be any questions or concerns please reach out to our after-hours emergency contact phone number:

1-780-235-1779

Directly After Your Filler Treatment

Avoid touching the treated area to reduce the chance of infection

Stay hydrated

Limit physical activity for 24 hours post treatment

Sleep on your back to ensure that newly injected filler stays in place

Do not massage, rub, or manipulate the treated area for 72hours

Avoid taking Asprin/Advil for 2 weeks to avoid further bruising

Warning Signs of Infection Due to Injectable Filler

Although the chance of infection is very low for filler injected by a trained specialist, any medical procedure comes with inherent risks. These are the warning signs of filler treatment complications and requires medical attention.

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Persistent Pain

(Dull or Extreme)

Skinbreak

Skin Colour Change / Breakdown

Pain

Skin Temperature

(Warm to Touch / Fever)

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms please contact us at our emergency phone line. If your questions are not urgent please contact our emergency email: info@thesharmaclinic.com

1-780-235-1779

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Post Care Information

  • FILLER ONLY: DO NOT massage, press, rub, or manipulate treated area for 24 hours
  • Ice the treated area for 15 minutes on and 15 mins off for up to 24 hours to help decrease swelling (EXCEPT: Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty)
  • No exercise for 24 hours
  • Avoid hot saunas and baths for 24 hours
  • Sleep on your back tonight to ensure that the newly injected filler stays in place
  • Do not wear make up for 24 hours following your procedure
  • May apply or take oral Arnica for bruising, swelling, and relief of tenderness
  • DO NOT wear sunglasses for 3-5 days (non-surgical rhinoplasty only)
  • DO NOT drink hot drinks for 24 hours (lip filler only)
  • Discontinue use of Retinol for 3 days
  • Avoid alcohol for 3 days
  • Avoid taking Aspirin/Advil for 2 weeks to avoid further bruising
  • If antibiotics are prescribed to you, ensure to take them until finished. If you experience increased pain, swelling, or change in skin color after your treatment, contact us immediately using the phone numbers below 
  • Swelling, bruising, redness, and inflammation is to be expected 3-7 days post treatment of Kybella
  • Avoid massaging or rubbing the treatment area for 24 hours
  • An ice pack can be applied to treatment area for 3-5 minutes at a time for added comfort during the first 24 hours
  • Avoid exercise or any strenuous activities for 3 days
  • Sleep on your back and use 1-2 pillows to assist with the decrease in swelling
  • Avoid make up and skin care products for 24 hours
  • Avoid extreme cold or heat for 48 hours.
  • Postpone any dental procedures for 2 weeks after the treatment
  • Take Tylenol for pain as needed. Avoid NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such Advil, Motrin, Voltaren, and Aleve for 2 weeks
  • Avoid blood-thinning agents such as Aspirin to avoid further bruising for 2 weeks
  • You may apply or take oral Arnica for bruising, swelling, and relief of tenderness. If you experience increased pain, swelling, or change in skin color after your treatment, contact us immediately using the phone numbers below 

The following instructions were designed to provide you with the most comfort and best healing environment. Please follow these instructions carefully to ensure adequate healing and decrease the chance for complications.

Instructions:

  • Keep the incision clean and dry for 5 days. If you shower, do not get the incision wet and avoid baths, sauna, or hot tub use
  • You may be advised to apply Polysporin to your incision twice a day for 5 days. Polysporin can be purchased at your local drug store. 
  • Unless otherwise directed by Sharma Skin & Hair Surgery, on day 6, you may remove the bandage and shower as usual. Ensure to completely dry the incision after your shower. You may let it air dry for a few mins before applying a bandage if needed
  • Change the bandage at least once a day. Assess the incision for any signs of infection such as bleeding, swelling, drainage/pus, odour or if you experience pain that is not relieved by over the counter analgesic or have a fever, call our office immediately
  • Avoid strenuous activity including lifting or stretching of the limb for 7-10 days
  • You may have dissolvable or non dissolvable sutures and will be asked to return to the clinic in 7-10 days for a follow-up check and/or removal of sutures. Please ensure you have booked an appointment before you leave
  • If antibiotics are prescribed to you, ensure to take them until finished
  • Avoid strenuous activities, alcohol, and touching the treatment area for 24 hours
  • No sun bathing or extremes of heat or cold for 14 days post treatment
  • Gentle washing is allowed few hours after post treatment
  • Make up can be worn after 12-24 hours
  • Ice packs can be used for swelling by applying gently for 10-15 minutes on the area
  • You may apply or take oral Arnica for bruising, swelling, and relief of tenderness
  • Take Tylenol for pain. Avoid taking Aspirin/Advil for 2 weeks to avoid further bruising
  • Expect swelling and tenderness for 48-72 hours. Possible bruising may last about 7 days
  • You may apply cold/ice packs to treated areas for the first 24 hours to minimize swelling
  • Arnica gel may be used to massage the areas to help reduce bruising and swelling
  • Normal activities may be resumed immediately following treatment
  • Makeup may be applied a few hours after treatment
  • Avoid sun exposure until swelling has resolved
  • Massage treated areas 5 times a day for 5 minutes for 5 days to distribute solution and help prevent nodule formation (unless instructed otherwise by our team). This may be uncomfortable for the first couple days, but is necessary. The easiest time to massage is when the face is moistened with cleanser or moisturizer
  • Schedule your appointment in 2-3 months to determine if additional treatments are needed. Most patients require a minimum of two treatments
  • Results may begin to appear 4-6 weeks after treatment and will gradually improve up to 12 months. Results last up to 2-3 years after initial treatment
  • A possible side effect can be the delayed appearance of tiny nodules under the skin, which can appear 6-12 months after treatment. They are palpable, but not visible and development can be minimized by following the post treatment massage instructions
  • Any worsening or prolonged symptoms should be reported to the our team using our phone numbers below

During business phone line

780-476-7970

 

After hour emergency line

780-235-1779