How To Avoid Problems with Fillers

First, start SLOWLY with ½ or 1 syringe if you are younger and 1-2 syringes if you are over 50.  You can always add more later, and it’s not pleasant to feel bloated and puffy.

Put on your calendar not to take any aspirin, ibuprofen, or Aleve unless essential for your health for 1 week before your treatment. And, ask when you schedule if there are any other restrictions they would like you to observe.

If you want a very natural look, make sure your doctor/nurse knows that – the more communication the better about the look you want.

See Dr. Irwin’s Guide to Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane

New on SkinTour: updated article on the Fraxel laser treatment, and coming in a few days, information on the Fraxel Dual laser.

Dr. Brandith Irwin, MD

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