Pre-care Dermal Filler Instructions

  • Schedule you filler appointment at least 4 weeks AFTER your final COVID-19 Vaccine
  • Schedule your Dermal Filler appointment at least 2 weeks before a special event that you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Bruising and swelling may be apparent and take up to 2 weeks to heal.
  • Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours before treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising).
  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood-thinning medications (unless prescribed by your physician) if possible, for a period of 5 days 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 after injections.
  • Reschedule your appointment at least 24 hours in advance (to avoid cancellation fees) if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area of Dermal Filler.
  • If you have a history of cold sores and you are having your lips or mouth area treated, please pretreat with anti-viral medication before Dermal Filler (as prescribed by your physician).
  • We recommend talking to your primary care provider about taking Arnica Montana 2 days before injections to reduce bruising and swelling.
    • If you choose, please take 5 pellets 3 times per day 2 days before Derma Filler, the day of your Dermal Filler, and 2 days after your Derma Filler. You may purchase at most natural food stores, Amazon.
  • You should avoid having dental work 2 weeks before or after receiving filler.
  •  Be sure to have a good meal, including food and drink before your procedure. This will decrease the chance of lightheadedness or low blood sugar during your Dermal Filler.

Post-care Dermal Filler Instructions

  • Avoid massaging the Dermal Filler area unless recommended to do so by your provider.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.
  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.
  • Do not use a Clarisonic when washing face for 1 week.
  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salt for 48 hours to avoid excess swelling.
  • Apply ice to the treated area 20 minutes per hour for the remainder of the day to decrease swelling and bruising.
  • Use Tylenol for discomfort.
  • Try to sleep on your back if you received filler in your cheeks for 1-2 nights.
  • Talk to your primary care provider about taking Arnica to help reduce bruising and swelling (5 pellets 3 times daily for 2 days after Dermal Filler or until bruising resolves).

Care Coordination:  As always, be sure  your primary care provider and medical team are part of your skin care program. It is always best to check with them on your skin care decisions and plan. Always follow-up with your Liquid Mobile clinical team 2-weeks post service. 

For immediate concerns or emergencies, dial 911. For post-care questions, call 855.954.7843 or visit