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Preparing for your Injectable Appointment

To minimize the chance of bruising from the filler injection:

  • Do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen or similar products (Advil, Motrin, Aleve) for 1 week prior to filler.
  • Avoid fish oil, Vitamin E, and gingko biloba for 1 week prior to filler.
  • Eat spinach, kale and celery the week before to boost your levels of Vitamin K.

Additional Instructions:

  • Hydrate and eat a full meal before filler.
  • Clear your schedule after treatment so you can take time to ice treated areas if necessary.
  • You will not be able to exercise after your injectable treatment so please plan your day accordingly and exercise prior to your treatment.
  • If you are prone to cold sores and plan to treat your lips, it may be recommended to take an antiherpetic medication prior to treatment.

Post Injectable Treatment Aftercare Recommendations

  • Apply our *FACE Arnica Healing Elixir topically to treatment areas multiple times a day. *These products are available for purchase at the front desk
  • Using *MEND Cosmetic dietary supplement (as directed) to aid in healing and reduce swelling and potential bruising.
  • Apply an ice pack (5 mins on, 5 mins off) for the remainder of the day, as much as possible
  • Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce pain as necessary. Avoid ibuprofen.
  • Avoid itching, massaging, or picking around the injection site. Some slight discomfort and itching are normal and generally disappears within a few hours to a few days. If these symptoms last more than 3 days, please contact our office.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or partaking in strenuous exercise, as it may result in additional bruising.
  • Continue using the Arnica healing elixir and MEND Cosmetic until all swelling and bruising have resolved.
  • For the first 24 hours, avoid extreme temperatures. This includes sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, or hot wax.
  • To help alleviate swelling, you may want to use an antihistamine during the day, like Zyrtec or Claritin, and Benadryl at night.
  • If there is a visible bump, you can gently massage the area. Depending on the areas treated and the product used, you may feel “firmness.” These areas will soften and settle with time (usually 1-2 weeks).
  • Sunscreen and makeup can be applied, and you may use a gentle cleanser on the area.
  • Avoid facial treatments, facial laser treatments, and facial massage for 2 weeks after treatment
  • No going to the gym, yoga, or strenuous activity for the rest of the day
  • No significant alcohol intake for 24 hours
  • Sleep elevated with an extra pillow for one night

PLEASE CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY (by phone, or via e-mail if after hours) IF YOU HAVE:

Fever and/or chills; discolored blotches in areas not injected; blanching or unusual discolouration of injected areas; or if injected areas appear red, hot to the touch, or exhibit severe or increasing pain.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

At FACE Toronto we are committed to protecting the safety of our patients, staff, and the general public while maintaining our high standard of quality care. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our patient care practices in accordance with all provincial and Public Health recommendations. Our team has been working diligently on enhancing our safety protocols to protect the well-being of our patients, team members, and families. We would like to highlight how we are providing a safe environment for you and our team:

  • We will be pre-screening all patients that are scheduled to come into our office for any symptoms of COVID-19. We will ask patients to stay home with symptoms of COVD-19, chronic lung disease, severe asthma, serious heart conditions, and uncontrolled type 1 diabetes. A mandatory Covid-19 consent form must be filled out before arrival to the clinic and temperature checks will be administered upon entering the building.
  • We have implemented a policy for the safety and testing of our staff members including daily screening and temperature checks. We will be maintaining physical distancing as much as possible throughout the office for staff and patients.
  • The timing of patient visits has been adjusted in order to limit the number of people in the office at a given time and to allow for enhanced disinfecting and cleaning protocols we have put in place in between patients.
  • We request that patients come on their own to all appointments unless absolutely necessary. We are not servicing any walk-in patients and not allowing visitors or children to accompany any patient.
  • For your safety all of our staff will be wearing masks when interacting with patients in the office and routine hand-washing is required.
  • We request that you wear a mask. If you do not have a mask, a mask will be provided. Hand sanitation stations will be available upon entering and throughout the office.
  • We are pleased to offer virtual visits as an option for non-urgent appointments. The software we have in place provides appropriate safety and privacy for the interaction.
  • We have increased our in-office cleaning. All areas of patient traffic are regularly cleaned throughout the day. All treatment rooms are cleaned between every patient encounter. All chairs and table tops in the waiting room as well as treatment rooms will be wiped down between patients, including counters, keyboards and door handles. Our credit/debit card terminal will be disinfected after each use. We have also enhanced the air filtration quality in our space to provide patients with surgically clean air.

We are so excited to welcome you back and look forward to continuing to help our patients look and feel their best! We encourage you to reach out to our office now to schedule your appointment. Please feel free to contact our team by phone at 416-479-4244 or email at [email protected].