INSTRUCTIONS FOR PATIENTS

How Do I Prepare For Cosmetic Treatments?

72-HOURS BEFORE TREATMENT

  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising
  • AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” product

24-HOURS BEFORE TREATMENT

  • AVOID excessive alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment – this helps to prevent the likelihood of bruising.

ON THE DAY OF TREATMENT

  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face – please do not wear makeup

Care After My Treatment

  • Use a cold compress to reduce swelling or bleeding, if necessary. Ice and over-the-counter medication can be used to reduce any minor side effects. If you do experience these effects, they are easily concealable with makeup.
  • AVOID makeup or product application for 24 hours after treatment to help prevent infection
  • AVOID exposure to intense heat (sun lamp or sunbathing) and/or intense cold for 24 hours after your anti-wrinkle injection treatment
  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements for 24 hours after your treatment
  • AVOID rubbing for your face and any strenuous activities for up to 72-hours post-treatment

How Do I Prepare For Lipodissolve Fat Reduction Treatments?

72-HOURS BEFORE TREATMENT

  • AVOID the use of Ibuprofen, Asprin, Aleve, Fish Oils and Vitamin E Supplements – this helps to prevent bruising
  • AVOID the use of topical products containing Tretinoin, Retin-A, Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acids, Alpha Hydroxy-Acid or other “Anti-Aging” products.

24-HOURS BEFORE TREATMENT

  • AVOID excessive alcoholic beverages 24 hours before your treatment – this helps to prevent the likelihood of bruising.

DAY OF TREATMENT

  • Arrive 5 – 10 minutes before your scheduled appointment with a clean face and/or body – please do not wear makeup.

LIPODISSOLVE WHAT TO EXPECT:

There can be some redness, stinging and burning within 15 minutes to 2 hours after treatment and later swelling and bruising which peaks between 6-72 hours.

Should any redness or a small limp be experienced, use warm compresses several times a day. 

You may experience several post-inflammatory nodules. These indicate ongoing fat necrosis (a good thing) these will disappear within 30 days.

Results from treatment can often be noted about 4-5 weeks after your last treatment depending on your metabolism and body type. 

This improvement may be more evident in a photograph than in your own estimation. Inflammation will be present up to 4 weeks after treatment, which will limit any visible result.

The inflammatory response continues and you may not see the final result for up to one year (rare).

Immediately following the procedure, ice should be applied to the area and may be applied as needed to reduce swelling for the first 48 hours.

Do not wash or take a shower for at least 4 hours after treatment.

Arnica cream (stocked at pharmacy or supermarket) can be applied three times a day for 48 hours to resolve bruising. 

Do not take anti-inflammatories (aspirin) or Vitamin E for 24 hours after injections. 

You can use painkillers (paracetamol) for any discomfort.

Hot tubs, saunas and massages are not recommended for 48 hours after treatment. After 48 hours, these ARE recommended to assist in healing.

Avoid direct sun exposure, tanning beds for two weeks post treatment. •

Massage the treated area for about 15 minutes per day for two weeks after treatment to aid the process of fat elimination.

Walking 20-30 minutes daily during the course of treatment will aid in effectiveness. Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours.

Drink lots of fluids (water) for the first 24 hours.

Avoid alcohol to facilitate hepatic handling of toxins. 

CLINIC FOLLOW UP: Make a followup appointment for 4 weeks. If you are having more than one body part treated simultaneously, make an appointment in two weeks alternately. Failure to follow the above advice will result in less than desired results. 

If you have any questions or concerns please call or SMS Nurse Jo’s mobile 0418180949 (24hrs). If no one is present (rare) and you are concerned at all please consult your GP.