Try to avoid or reduce caffeine and nicotine prior to your procedure.
Avoid Vitamin E, Fish oil, and green tea for 10 days before and after the procedure.
DO NOT take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or anti-inflammatories for 7 days before the procedure. If you are on anti-inflammatories please inform the Doctor.
Do not drink alcohol for 48 hours pre and post-procedure.
If you are taking anticoagulant or blood platelet anti-aggregation drugs, please advise the clinic.
If you suffer from cold sores, please discuss this with the Doctor. You may need to take antiviral therapy for 3 days before and after the procedure.
Smokers tend to heal a little slower than non-smokers. You may be recommended Vitamin C.
After the Procedure
For the first 48 hours after the procedure apply cold compresses on the areas treated. Remember, no pressure is to be exerted on the face. The compresses should only be placed gently on the areas where the threads have been implanted.
Immediately after the procedure, and for at least 24 hours reduce ‘frequent speaking’ and ‘excessive laughter’. Excessive speaking and laughter can increase unwanted facial movements.
Elevate the treated area when sleeping. Use extra pillows and support, and sleep on your back for 7 days. Do not sleep with pressure on your face.
It is recommended that you consume soft, warm food so that your mouth only opens a small amount for 7 days.
Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid very hot drinks.
Do not pull your face down.
No smoking if possible.
No drinking with straws as this distorts the facial muscles for one week.
Avoid shaving for 10 days after the procedure (because of involuntary grimacing). After 10 days you may shave with a new blade, allowing one pass over the skin without contorting the face. Normal shaving may be resumed after 1 month.
Do not use make up for 3-5 days.
No strenuous exercise for at least 4 days. Light exercise (walking) is OK, but if you have any doubt please discuss with Rainforest Med Spa.
Wash your face very carefully.
You may commence showering or bathing the day after your procedure, taking care not to stretch the face or neck.
Avoid facials, waxing and massage on the face for 3 weeks.
Your follow-up appointment is between 7th to 10th day post procedure to re-evaluate to see if any additional threads need to be placed to enhance your appearance.
Please ensure that the clinic has the correct telephone numbers so that we can contact you regarding your treatment.
If you have any concerns or questions, please contact us at 516-900-7772.