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Pre/Post Treatment: Instalift


  • Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat something 2 hours before treatment.
  • Call or Text 909-8390714
  • Also, please send a photo. This will shorten your wait time.

Before and after treatment instructions must be discussed with you. Furthermore, the procedure, potential benefits and risks, and alternative treatment options are explained to your satisfaction.

Pre Treatment

If you can, stop using the following supplements/medications (1) week before the procedure to reduce the risk of bruising:

  • Fish Oil
  • Vitamin E
  • Aspirin
  • Muscle Relaxant
  • Sleep Medication
  • Blood Anti-Coagulants
  • Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Medication
  • Allergy or Cold Medication

Secondly, do not drink alcohol 3 days before your procedure. Thirdly, stop or minimize your cigarette smoking as a general measure to optimize your results. Fourth, do not schedule any other facial procedures/treatments in the 3 weeks before and after the procedure. Please inform the Doctor of any such scheduled procedures and he will advise you accordingly. Additionally, if you are taking any medically prescribed medication, let the doctor know immediately as this medication may need to be changed in advance of the procedure.

Altogether, refrain from eating:

  • Salmon, Anchovies, Ginger, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika, Turmeric, Peppermint, Wine, Vinegar, Strawberries, Grapes, and other Berries.


Additionally, do not take any medication the day before your procedure without consulting. Significantly, doctor will advise you about taking your regular/chronic medication during the periods just before and after the procedure. Finally, minimize sun exposure to the area being treated. Ensure that you use a suitable sunscreen if exposed to the sun.

Post Treatment

  • Afterward, a slight swelling, bruising, or pain may occur. Sometimes, a slight depression or skin irregularity may appear at the insertion points. Certainly, these typically disappear a few days after treatment.
  • During your healing process, apply cold packs immediately after procedure if required (should be wrapped to avoid direct contact with skin and insertion points).
  • Following treatment, Acetaminophen may be taken in case of pain (2-3 days).
  • However, refrain from applying make-up for as long as possible. Make-up may be gently applied after a minimum of 24 hours.
  • Sleep face-up, elevated on pillows for 3-5 nights.
  • Refrain from rubbing your face aggressively when washing, shaving, and drying face for 5 days; be gentle.
  • Accordingly, avoid excessive neck and facial movements for 2 weeks.
  • Another activity to avoid is participating in high impact sports (example: running) for 2 weeks.
  • Try your best to avoid exposure to direct sunlight and UV light for 2 weeks.
  • Make sure not to use saunas for 3 weeks.
  • Although it is important, please avoid dental surgery for 3 weeks or the time-being.
  • Basically, avoid facial or face-down massages and facial aesthetic treatments for 4 weeks.

Medical History

Local Anesthesia

I’ve informed the doctor of all my known allergies and all medications I am currently taking, including prescriptions, over-the-counter remedies, herbal therapies, antiplatelet or anticoagulation medications. I have been advised about which of these medications I should avoid taking on the days surrounding the procedure.

Although the use of local anesthetics to control pain is a safe, well-established procedure, adverse reactions can occur. These reactions include, but are not limited to, the following:

Low blood pressure (hypotension), Swelling (edema), Redness at injection site, Small red or purple spots on skin, Skin irritation, Constipation, Nausea, Vomiting, Confusion, Dizziness, Headache, Numbness and tingling, Drowsiness, Tremor, Irritation symptoms (topical products); i.e., redness, swelling

Serious side effects of lidocaine include:

Cardiac arrest, Abnormal heartbeat, Methemoglobinemia, Seizures, Severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), Malignant hyperthermia.

When to call or text (909) 839-0714? If there is an increase in the following symptoms 8 to 12 hours after treatment. Always come in or make a 5 minute virtual consultation.
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bump

99.9% of the time these symptoms resolve on their own quickly.

The following points have been discussed with me:

  • Potential benefits of the proposed procedure.
  • Possible alternative procedures such as topicals or surgery.
  • No guarantee of success.
  • Reasonably anticipated consequences if the procedure is not performed.
  • Most likely possible complications/risks involved with the proposed procedure and subsequent healing period.
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