PRE/POST CARE INSTRUCTIONS
TREATMENT TIME: 30-60 MINUTES, DEPENDING ON THE TREATMENT AREA AND THE NUMBER OF SYRINGES.
ANESTHETIC: TOPICAL NUMBING, LIDOCAINE IN THE FILLER, VIBRATING T-BAR, ICE, DENTAL BLOCK ($50).RECOVERY TIME: 2 WEEKS FOR SWELLING, BRUISING, AND TENDERNESS TO SUBSIDE (IN SOME CASES 2-4 WEEKS FOR SWELLING/INFLAMMATION TO SUBSIDE).
NOTICEABLE RESULTS: IMMEDIATELY WITH SOME SWELLING, RESULTS ARE SEEN ABOUT 2-4 WEEKS AFTER THE SWELLING SUBSIDES. SWELLING WILL BECOME MORE PRONOUNCED BEFORE IT GETS BETTER, TRUST THE PROCESS.
NUMBER OF TREATMENTS NEEDED: DEPENDS ON THE PATIENT’S DESIRED RESULTS.
If approved by your primary care provider, avoid all blood thinners one week before having your injections. This may include Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Aleve, Motrin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo biloba, and Primrose oil.
Avoid alcohol 1-2 days prior to treatment to lessen the chances of bruising. Bruising and swelling are always a possibility.
Plan procedures 2-3 weeks before important events.
No dental work 2 weeks prior to your treatment.
Arnica is optional prior to treatment to help minimize bruising.
If possible, come to your appointment with a clean face, free of make-up.
We will not treat you with dermal fillers/injectables if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or leaving town within 5 days.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Do not apply make-up preferably for 4 hours after treatment. Waiting 24 hours is best.
Continue to avoid alcohol for 1-2 days if bruising occurs as it could worsen.
If approved by your primary care provider, continue to avoid blood thinning medications for up to 1 week as bruising occurs.
Some people feel that continuing to take Arnica after treatment (while bruising persists) can help to heal bruising faster.
No dental work 2 weeks after your treatment.
Do not massage the treated area. Fillers will settle and soften on its own.
Cheek filler: Don’t sleep on the side for your face for 48-72 hours.
Do not get IPL/BBL or microneedling for 1-2 weeks.
Call the office immediately if the areas treated become red or hot to the touch days after treatment.
Call the office 801.557.5200 as soon as possible if patchy, red, or hot patches appear in the treatment area or around the treatment area, if you have severe or increasing pain, or if the area becomes red or hot to the touch after the procedure.
Dr. Jackson Rhudy is a board-certified physician who has been practicing in Salt Lake since 1974. After an initial career in emergency medicine, he developed an interest in the new technologies emerging in the field of aesthetics utilizing non-surgical techniques such as lasers, Botox, and injectable fillers. He sought training from leading experts in the aesthetic field at multiple locations in the US and Europe and in 2000 he founded an aesthetic practice called Light Touch Laser Skin Care Center. It rapidly became a leading aesthetic practice in the Salt Lake City area. In 2010, he sold the practice and focused on his other endeavor, Optimum Clinical Research– a private research site that performs clinical trials on new pharmaceutical drugs. But continuing demand from former aesthetic patients led to the formation of a new aesthetic practice in July 2015. Reuniting with a former colleague, Jill Miller, they started Nuance Aesthetics—a practice devoted to providing excellence in the field of non-surgical aesthetics by offering experience and expertise with the utmost integrity. Dr. Rhudy maintains his board certification in emergency medicine and is the only physician in Salt Lake City who is board certified in laser surgery.
When Dr Rhudy isn’t in the office, he loves riding his bike up City Creek. He has always had a passion for learning and growing in the medical field which is why he spends a lot of free time researching the latest treatments and technology that keeps Nuance ahead of the curve.