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Before Your Filler

By July 17, 2023No Comments

If you’re eagerly anticipating your upcoming dermal filler appointment, congratulations on taking the step towards enhancing your natural beauty. Before you dive into this exciting aesthetic procedure, it’s essential to be well-prepared to ensure a smooth and satisfying experience. Taking a few proactive measures can help optimize your results and make the most of your appointment.


Schedule a consultation with the practitioner to discuss your goals, expectations, and any concerns you may have. This is an opportunity to ask questions, understand the procedure, and determine if you’re a suitable candidate.

Avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements:

Certain medications and supplements can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Consult with your healthcare provider about which medications or supplements you should avoid before the procedure. Common examples include aspirin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), and fish oil.

Start taking Arnica Montana:

Arnica Montana is a natural supplement that helps reduce bruising and swelling. It is best to begin taking the supplement a few days before and after the procedure.

Discontinue alcohol consumption:

Alcohol can increase the risk of bruising and interfere with the healing process. It’s advisable to avoid alcohol for a few days before your appointment.

Avoid strenuous exercise:

Rigorous exercise can increase blood flow and potentially lead to increased swelling or bruising. Try to avoid intense workouts for at least 24-48 hours before your appointment.

Communicate openly with your practitioner:

Discuss any known allergies, previous cosmetic procedures, or any medical conditions you have. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding please inform your provider. This information will help your practitioner ensure your safety and make appropriate decisions during the procedure.

Plan your recovery time:

While most dermal filler procedures have minimal downtime, it’s a good idea to plan some time for recovery, especially if you have a significant event or important commitments shortly after the appointment.

Follow pre-care instructions:

Your practitioner will provide you with specific post-care instructions tailored to your individual needs. Follow these instructions carefully to ensure the best possible results and minimize the risk of complications.

Stay well-hydrated:

Proper hydration can help optimize your skin’s condition before the procedure. Drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment.

At Buffalo Aesthetics we can provide a medical consultation to evaluate your skin. We integrate several treatment options that fit your budget to help you along your medical journey. If you are considering any of the above treatments or would like more information, we recommend booking a consultation with one of our experts at Buffalo Aesthetics. Please reach out to us via text 716.422.7727 or call 716.428.3998.