Client Instructions Before and Aftercare Hyaluronic Acid Treatment

Aftercare hyaluronic acid (Restylane, Juvederm, Belotero)


Why this instruction?

When you are treated with hyaluronic acid (injectable), we’ll make every effort to ensure that the treatment will go as smoothly as possible. To make this happen, we also need your cooperation! Below you’ll find a number of instructions. If you follow the instructions, the treatment will be more comfortable for you, recovery will be faster and it will contribute to an optimal end result. That is why it’s important that you carefully read the instructions below and follow them closely.  


Before the treatment

We’ll take some photos. Any make-up will be removed. If necessary or desirable, the area to be treated is anaesthetised with Emla cream (in that case the doctor will have given you a prescription) or injections. During the consultation, the doctor will have asked you about your medication use. The use of blood thinners shortly before a treatment can be dangerous and lead to complications. If you use these types of medicines, they can be discontinued at least 1 week in advance in consultation with your prescribing doctor (general practitioner or specialist), if so desired. The most common blood-thinning drugs are: Acetylsalicylic acid (Aspirin, Ascal-38, Ascal-Cardio), Persantin, Plavix, Sintrom and Marcoumar.  


During the treatment

The treatment will last about 20 minutes and you can go home immediately afterwards without the need for someone to accompany you.  


After the treatment

You can resume your normal work activities immediately after the treatment. You’re allowed to use mineral make-up to camouflage the treated area. Sometimes there may be swelling and/or a bruise. Especially if your lips or the area around your mouth are treated, substantial swelling can occur in the first 24 hours. You can use cold compresses (cold packs) against the swelling and bruising. Hold an ice pack wrapped in tissues or mesh against the treated area several times a day.  



After 2 – 4 weeks you can come by for a check-up to evaluate the result. If necessary, a follow-up treatment will be scheduled or performed. The doctor will advise you on any further actions. Of course you can also ask any questions you may have at this time.  


Pain relief

There’s probably no need for pain relief. However, if you want to use a painkiller, you can; you can take 500 mg paracetamol, with a maximum of 6 tablets per 24 hours.  



During the first 2 weeks, you should protect the treated area from the sun with a good UV protection factor (SPF 30).  


Work and sports

You can resume work immediately after the treatment, but should be aware that you may have a bruise. Sports activities are not recommended for 24 hours because they may increase swelling.  


Contact with the clinic

If you experience the following problems you should contact our clinic immediately: Intense pain that doesn’t go away or gets worse after using paracetamol. Infection of the injection site: signs of this are local redness, swelling, pain and possibly pus. Abnormal swelling or fever above 38.5 °C.  


Questions? You can always call us!

Call Van Lennep Kliniek at 070 – 737 00 88 or in case of emergency at 06 – 5169 0024.

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