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Skin Heaven Medical Aesthetics & Wellness

Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

Here at Skin Heaven Med Spa, we want to make sure that your results are the absolute best. It is important that you adhere to the pre and post treatment instructions given after leaving our clinic in order to maintain your results at home or on-the-go. For more detailed instructions, please contact our clinic. 

Volume Fillers

Dermal Filler Pre-Treatment Instructions


  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for at least 7-10 days before your appointment, unless medically necessary.

  • You may take Tylenol® (unless contraindicated) one hour before your appointment to prevent any discomfort you may experience.

  • If you are taking prescription blood thinners such as Coumadin or Plavix, you should check with the prescribing doctor to see if you are able to stop these medicines for 7-10 days before your appointment and at least 2 days after the procedure has been done.

  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, make sure you inform the doctor or practitioner that you have made your appointment with, one week prior to your appointment. We will need to reschedule your appointment.

  • Avoid dental procedures (including cleaning) 2 weeks pre- and post-filler

  • Come to your appointment with a clean face. This means NO MAKEUP OR MOISTURIZER.

  • Eat a small meal or a snack before your appointment.

  • Bruising and swelling will be worse for the first 24-48 hours after you receive your dermal filler injections. Refrain from exercising for the remainder of the day following your injection(s). You may want to refrain from going to any special events during this time.

  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A) retinols, retinoids, glycolic acid, alpha hydroxy acid, or any "anti-aging" products for two days before and after treatment.

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before or after your treatment to avoid extra bruising.

  • Do not use dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients or suffer from any neurological disorders.

Dermal Filler Post-Treatment Instructions

  • The majority of reactions to dermal fillers are redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness after the injections. These usually subside a few days after the treatment, but can last up to a week. If any of these symptoms persist longer than a week, or if you develop other symptoms, please contact our office.

  • Cold compresses may be used after the treatment to reduce swelling and decrease soreness. You may take Tylenol (if not contraindicated) every 4-6 hours after the treatment to help with any discomfort you may have.

  • Make-up may be applied a 24 hours after the treatment, if no complications are present, such as open wounds, bleeding or infection.

  • In the first 24 hours following treatment, limit exposure to sunlight or UV lamps. Extensive sun or heat exposure and alcoholic beverages may cause a temporary increase in redness, bruising or swelling at the injection sites. If there is persistent swelling or redness after the injections, you should limit exposure to sunlight or UV lamps until these symptoms subside (for at least 5-7 days). If sun exposure is unavoidable, use a sun block with an SPF of 30 or greater, combined with zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.

  • Patients should avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours to prevent moving the filler or increasing blood flow to the face.

  • Avoid taking aspirin (unless medically necessary) or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Gingko Biloba , St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 5 days after the treatment, as these may cause an increased risk of bleeding or bruising at the injection sites.

  • Avoid excessive touching or massaging the treated areas for about 6 hours after the injections. The treated areas can be washed with a gentle cleanser such as Cetaphil® Cerave® or Dove® unscented.

  • Avoid dental procedure (including cleaning) 2 weeks post-filler.

  • Studies have shown that having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Consult your physician about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.

  • Remember your sunscreen daily.

  • Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area unless instructed by provider.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

  • Avoid extensive sun or heat for 72 hours.

  • Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excessive swelling.

  • If you have swelling, you may apply a cool compress for 15 minutes each hour.

  • Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for discomfort.

  • Try to sleep face up and slightly elevated if you experience swelling.

  • Take Arnica (typically found in health food stores) to help the bruising and swelling. Begin taking at least two days prior to injections.

  • Wait two weeks before skin care or laser treatments. 

Your satisfaction is very important to us! We would like you to return to the clinic in 2 weeks to see whether a touch-up is necessary. If follow up treatments are necessary, there will be additional charges at the regular rate. Additional costs of medical treatment would be the patient’s responsibility. Dermal fillers last, on average, 6-12 months. It is recommended at the time of your treatment to schedule your next appointment for optimal anti-aging benefits. Please call the office to notify us if you experience any additional side effects.


Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Avoid taking aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Ibuprofen, Advil®, Motrin®, Nuprin®, Aleve®, Celebrex®, Fish oil, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort and high doses of vitamin E for 7-10 days prior to procedure, as these may cause increase risk of bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s). Regular multi-vitamin and Tylenol® is permitted (If not contraindicated).

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to procedure as this can increase the risk for bleeding and bruising at the treated site(s).

  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal creams in the area(s) to be treated.

  • Take Tylenol® (if not contraindicated) 1 hour prior to your appointment to help with any discomfort you may have, if you have concerns about discomfort.

  • If you have any history of Herpes Simplex (cold sores) on your face, make sure you inform the doctor that you have made your appointment with, one week prior to your appointment. We will have to reschedule your appointment.

  • Eat a small meal or a snack before your appointment.

  • Always inform your doctor of all medications, including supplements you may be taking as well as your medical history.

  • Many first-time Botox patients are curious about the cost, how many units of product are needed and the areas of the face that can be treated with Botox and dermal fillers. Skin Heaven Aesthetics and Wellness charges $12 per unit of Botox.

  • It is best to schedule Botox and dermal filler treatments at least two weeks before a big event.

PRECAUTIONS: You would not be considered a candidate for Botox® if you have any of the following:

  • Myasthenia Gravis

  • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin

  • Neuromuscular disorder

  • Pregnant or breastfeeding

  • Allergy to human albumin

Botox, Jeuveau, Dysport Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Try to use the injected muscles for the first 1-2 hours after treatment: practice frowning, raising your eyebrows and squinting. This helps work Botox® into your muscles. Although this is thought to help, this will not impact your treatment negatively if you forget.

  • The results of your treatment can take up to 14 days to take full effect. Usually patients notice a change in 4-5 days. It takes time for the muscles to lose strength and the lines to fade following Botox® treatment. Please wait until 14 days have passed before assessing if you are pleased with the results.

  • Do not touch or rub injected site for 2-4 hours following treatment. Avoid exercise and sweating for the remainder of the day and no lying down or leaning forward for 2-4 hours after treatment.

  • Sit up. Do not lie down after a Botox treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.

  • Avoid facials and saunas the day of treatment. Wait at least a day before getting back into that normal skincare routine. This allows the body time to adjust to the medical aesthetics treatment.

  • There can be a slight chance of bruising at the treated site, this is temporary. Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours of treatment.

  • Avoid any type of facial, microdermabrasion, or massage for 14 days after treatment.

  • Avoid Ibuprofen, Advil or Motrin, Tylenol is acceptable to take if experiencing discomfort (if not contraindicated)

  • Remember your sunscreen every day.

Your satisfaction is important to us! We would like you to return to the clinic in 2 weeks for a follow-up assessment appointment, especially after your first treatment. This will ensure we are able to see how your facial muscles react to your treatment. If you require additional Botox® to fine-tune/adjust your treatment results there will be additional charges at the regular rate.

Laser Hair Reduction

LHR Pre-Treatment Instructions


  • The area to be treated must be clean-shaven. Patients who arrive unshaven will be rescheduled. Please shave the entire area you desire treated within 24 hours of your scheduled treatment.

  • Patients must stop waxing, tweezing and chemical epilation 3 weeks prior to treatment.

  • Avoid UV exposure 7 days prior to your treatment.

  • Patients who are sunburned must wait 2 weeks before being treated to avoid additional skin damage.

  • Patients must come to appointments with clean skin in the area to be treated. All patients who are treating any part of their face or neck will be required to cleanse their entire face.

  • Avoid chemical peels and other laser procedures in the area to be treated for 2 weeks prior and two weeks after your laser treatment.

  • Avoid all alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxyl products (AHA/BHA), hydroquinone, 
retinols/retinoid, Tazorac, and Differin for 7 days before treatment.

  • Patients with any abnormal lesions, moles or spots on the area to be treated must be cleared by a medical practitioner prior to treatment.

  • If you are prone to cold sores, it is highly recommended to take an anti-viral medication (such as Valtrex) prior to your treatment. Patients with active cold sores will not be treated.

  • Patients who have used Accutane or similar products within the last 6 months, CAN NOT have laser hair removal treatments.

  • Patients should not perform any physical activity that increases body temperature or blood 
pressure within 2 hours before and after treatments.

  • Antibiotics may increase photosensitivity. We recommend that you check with your physician prior to receiving laser treatments if you are taking a long-term antibiotic. If you become ill and begin taking an antibiotic, you will need to be off the medication for 7 days before laser treatment.

  • Boots may not be worn immediately after leg treatments.

  • Use a broad spectrum SPF 30 (or greater) sunblock before AND after your treatments. Please try to avoid natural tanning anytime within 2-3 weeks before your session.


LHR Post-Treatment Instructions


  • Avoid extended UV exposure for 7 days post-treatment.

  • If blisters occur, do not puncture. If skin is broken, apply an antibiotic ointment until healed. If a crusting or blistering develops, apply Vaseline or ointment twice daily to keep the area moist until healed and contact our office if the area shows signs of worsening condition.

  • Do not rub or pick at the treated area. Do not use any loofahs or abrasive scrubs for at least 3 days or until any redness and sensitivity subsides.

  • Over the counter medication is recommended for post treatment discomfort. You may also apply Restorative Gel (highest recommended), cool towels, ice packs or aloe vera to alleviate discomfort.

  • Immediately after your treatment there may be some slight redness, swelling around the hair follicles and mild discomfort similar to a sunburn. You may use aloe gel or cool packs may be applied.

  • Avoid any additional laser treatments or chemical procedures on the treated area for at least 2 weeks post-treatment or until healing has occurred.

  • Using a broad spectrum UVA/UVB SPF 30 or higher is critical when receiving laser treatments and is recommended ongoing for maintenance.

  • If you experience any side effects, such as hypo- or hyper-pigmentation, prolonged redness or swelling, a histamine reaction, or blistering, call us immediately or come in for instructions on treatment.

  • To achieve the best results, complete the full treatment schedule at the intervals recommended. Schedule appointments 4-6 weeks apart & expect, on average, best results after 8 sessions.

  • Exfoliate treated areas to minimize risk of ingrown hairs.

  • You may also notice during and immediately after your session the smell of burned hairs. This is normal and will subside with cleansing.

  • Avoid strenuous sports activities or hot water, saunas, jacuzzi for up to 24 hours after treatment to minimize irritation and prolonged redness.

Your satisfaction is important to us! We would like you to return to the clinic in 4-6 weeks for a follow-up assessment and appointment, especially after your first treatment. Consistency is very important for optimal results with laser hair reduction.

PRP Rejuvenation Therapy


  • PRP Therapy is very safe because cells from the patient’s own blood are used, which means there are no preservatives and no chance of the body rejecting the cells. The primary risks and discomforts are related to the blood draw where there is a slight pinch to insert the needle for collection and there is a potential for bruising at the site. 


  • For optimal results and to decrease the chance of bruising at the draw site, please avoid all blood thinning medications and herbal supplements for 1 week prior to your appointment. Avoid taking Aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDS) such as such as Ibuprofen, Motrin and Aleve. In addition, very high doses of some Vitamins and supplements can thin your blood and increase the chance of bruising. Please notify your provider if you are taking Coumadin, Plavix, or any other blood thinners for a medical condition. 

Please eat within 2 hours of your scheduled appointment and drink plenty of water.



  • What to Expect After Treatment: Immediately following the procedure, the most commonly reported temporary 
side effects are redness, swelling, bruising, tenderness, tingling, numbness, lumpiness, and/or a feeling of pressure or fullness at the injection sites and/or in the treated area(s). Cold gel packs/ice may be gently applied immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. 

  • To Avoid Bruising: Avoid alcohol consumption for a minimum of 6 hours and refrain from taking blood thinners such as Aspirin and NSAIDS for several days. Tylenol is recommended if needed for discomfort. 

  • To Maximize Results and Prevent Complications: Avoid touching or scrubbing at the injection sites for 12 hours after treatment.

Your satisfaction is important to us! We would like you to return to the office in 4 weeks for a follow-up assessment appointment, especially after your first treatment. Because it is a natural treatment, we advise a minimum of 6 treatments for noticeable results. 

Advanced Skin Microneedling



  • Discontinue use of Retin A, Retinols, Vitamin A creams and other topic medications for 3-5 days before and after your micro needling treatment.

  • Sun exposure and/or usage of a tanning bed, including self-tanning products must be avoided for a minimum of 24 hours before and after the treatment, preferably 1 week. Treatment within 24 hours of prolonged sun exposure (natural sunlight, artificial tanning booth, or sunless tanning products) may result in hypopigmentation (white spots) or hyperpigmentation (dark spots) that may not clear for several months or may even be permanent. A Micro Needling treatment will not be administered on sunburned skin.

  • Accutane and any other photosensitizing medication should be discontinued for a period of at least 6 months prior to receiving treatment and should not be used during your course of treatment.

  • No area to be treated should receive any type of Chemical Peel for 2 weeks prior and after treatment.

  • Waxing and/or use of chemical depilatories must be avoided for 2 weeks prior and after the treatment. Shaving is allowed immediately before treatment and 48-72 hours after treatment as long as there is no skin irritation.

  • You may not be pregnant or lactating for this treatment.

  • You may not be on blood thinners.

  • You may not have active acne or open lesions on the treatment area.

  • You may not have been treated for skin cancer in the desired treatment area.

  • Surgical scars must be healed for 6 months prior to being micro needled.

  • If you are prone to keloid scarring this treatment might not be for you. Please consult your Doctor for advice.

  • Notify the provider of any tattoos, including cosmetic tattooing, in the vicinity of the area to be treated as tattoos must be avoided. That includes permanent makeup and microblading.

  • If you have a history of cold sores, we may recommend you use prophylactic antiviral therapy in the form of Valtrex® or Aycylovir before your treatment. If so, follow the directions prescribed by your Doctor.

  • During the course of your treatments, notify your Aesthetician of any changes to your medical history, health status, or personal activities that may be relevant to your treatment.





  • No sunscreen for 4 hours.

  • No makeup for 12 hours, and make sure to use only skin care makeup until the skin has healed.

  • No contact with animals/pets near the treated area, or on your hands for 4 hours.

  • Make sure your sheets and pillowcases are clean, especially for the first night.

  • A sunburn-like effect is normal for 1-3 days. You will look and feel sunburned after the treatment. Severity of redness will depend on how aggressive the treatment was performed. The skin may feel tight, dry, swollen, and sensitive to the touch. The treated area may appear darker and the darkened skin may flake off within 1 week. Avoid picking or exfoliating the area and allow old skin to flake off naturally.

  • After Care Products and Regimen: Wash the treated area gently twice a day with a gentle cleanser. Use tepid water only. Apply a soothing, healing moisturizer or oil, as often as needed for the first 3 days.

  • Sun exposure must be avoided for at least 24 hours after your treatment, preferably 1-2 weeks. If you know you will get incidental sun exposure, i.e., driving to and from work, walking from your car to the house, etc., we recommend physical avoidance of the sun in all treated areas, a protective hat and a full spectrum sun block of SPF 30 or higher.

  • Do not use exfoliating medications, chemicals, or products on the treated areas for at least 1 week.

  • No exercise that causes sweating, Jacuzzi, sauna, or steam baths if any skin irritation exists.

  • Advil or Tylenol may be taken as necessary for discomfort. Ice packs may be used if desired to minimize swelling.

  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated slightly to reduce swelling.

  • For best results and efficacy, we recommend a series of 3-6 treatments administered at 2-4 week intervals. You may notice immediate as well as longer term improvements in your skin.

  • Do not apply makeup to treated areas for 24-48 hours

  • Only use the cleanser and serum that have been provided for the first 24-48 hours

  • It is normal for your skin to take up to 7 days to look and feel normal

  • 48 hours after your procedure it is safe to use gentle skin cleansers (Dove, Cetaphil) and gentle facial moisturizers

  • Use physical (mineral i.e. zinc and titanium dioxide) sunscreen rather than chemical sunscreen while you are healing.

  • Most people need a series of treatments (at least 3-4) spaced every 4-6 weeks to notice significant improvement. It takes 3-6 months to see full effects of treatment.



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Clinic Address

Speak with our Specialists

Medical Spa
Operating Hours

710 South Brookhurst Street,

Anaheim, CA 92804

Call (714) 603-7857

Text (714) 410-2201


10:00 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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