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Pre-Care Instructions

Biostimulators

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OVERVIEW

Biostimulators are safe and effective dermal filler that stimulates your skin’s natural collagen production for long-term results. Unlike Hyaluronic Acid (HA) dermal fillers, which last 6-24 months depending on the product, Bellafill® lasts for 5+ years. It is specially formulated for smile lines and acne scars, but it can be used anywhere in the face except for lips.
Biostimulators
TREATMENTS INCLUDE:
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PRE-CARE
Checklist

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2 weeks prior
Stop smoking
Cease smoking at least 2 weeks before your treatment.
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7 days prior
Avoid Anti-Inflammatory Medication
Avoid aspirin, buprofen, naproxen, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, or supplements which may thin your blood (i.e. vitamin e, fish oil, St. John’s Wort, etc.) for 7 days before treatment. These agents may increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. Tylenol is ok.
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7 days prior
Eat Healthy
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet, avoid extreme diets and alcohol.
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2 days prior
Pre-treat cold sores
If you have a history of cold sores or herpes, we recommend you pre-treat with an antiviral 2 days before your scheduled treatment.
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fresh laundry
Post injection, ensure that your pillowcase, bedding and anything else your face may have contact with is clean and freshly laundered.
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set realistic expectations
Talk with your treatment provider make sure you are a good candidateto and realistic expectations.
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No makeup
Please come to your appointment without makeup as we will ask you to wash your face prior to injections.
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Pre Surgery
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PREScriptions

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POST CARE Supplies

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Shower
Instructions

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Wear Clean Clothes After Your Shower
Make sure you have clean clothes, sheets and pillowcases after your shower.
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Do not apply lotions
Do not apply lotions, powders, or perfumes to your skin after your pre-surgical bathing.
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Remove false eyelashes
Remove false eyelashes.
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Remove any body piercings
Remove any body piercings if they are in the mouth, face, or belly button
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Don't Shave
Do not shave any body hair in the planned surgery area.
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Exfoliate Skin with Washcloth
Use a washcloth to exfoliate the skin while using Hibiclens/CHG products.
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Clean under fingernails
Clean under fingernails with Hibiclens/CHG products. It is preferable to not wear any nail polish, however light-colored nail polish is allowable.
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Avoid Your Eyes
When washing your face, be careful to avoid your eyes; Hibiclens/CHG products will sting your eyes. If you get it in your eyes, flush thoroughly with water.
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Wash your Hair
Wash your hair with Hibiclens/CHG products.
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Wash your entire body
Wash your entire body.
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No baths
Shower instead of taking a bath.
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Use Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser.
Use the provided bottle of Hibiclens antiseptic skin cleanser. Hibiclens /CHG does not lather like soap. Hibiclens /CHG Products continue to kill germs even after you rinse with water.
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Wash Garments While Showering
It is recommended to throw garments in the washing machine while showering. Use a mild detergent, and do not place the garment in a heated dryer. You may use towels and/or a hairdryer to dry the garment as best as you can, though it is unlikely to become completely dry. Expect the garment to stay damp for a few hours afterward. Reapply the garment as timely as you can after your shower.
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Cover with New Gauze Pads
Cover with new gauze pads. Timely reapply outer garment, wearing at all other times.
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After Showering, apply Aquaphor
After showering, apply Aquaphor or Petrolatum to all exposed incision sites.
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Shower Normal
Shower as you normally would.
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Sit While Removing your Outer Garment
During your first shower, you will remove your outer garment. Because you can faint, make sure to be sitting while removing the garment. Ensure that you are sitting on an absorbent pad.
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Start Showering 48 hours after Surgery
Your first shower will be 48 hours after surgery.