Arden Cosmetic Injectables 


200 Motor Pkwy Suite C-14

Hauppauge, NY 11788

(631) 406-0026

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• Avoid Alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (Alcohol may thin the blood increasing risk of bruising)

• Avoid Anti-inflammatory / Blood Thinning medications ideally, for a period of two (2) weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx, and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.

• Schedule Botox®/Dysport appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring, i.e., wedding, vacation, etc. etc. It is not desirable to have a very special event occurring and be bruised from an injection which could have been avoided.

If you should have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at (631) 406-0026 


A few simple guidelines before your treatment!

  • If you have a history of Herpes (cold sores) with outbreaks more than 4 times a year it is recommended that you are pretreated with medication. This office recommends Valtrex 2GM the day before or the day of the treatment and then another 2GM’s 12 hours after the first dose. **Please let us know that you need a prescription if you do not have this medication on hand**
  • If you develop a cold / flu, cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, you must reschedule (we will not treat you).
  • It is recommended, if you have a special event or vacation coming up, schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • It is recommended you discontinue use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising and bleeding.
  • It is recommended that you avoid: Alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruit), spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. (All of these factors may increase risk of bruising)
  • It is recommended you discontinue Retin-A two (2-3) days before treatment to avoid increased redness and irritation.
  • If you should have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at (631) 406-0026



  • The guidelines to follow post treatment have been followed for years, and are still employed today to prevent the possible side effect such as ptosis. These measures should minimize the possibility of ptosis almost 98%.
  • No straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise for 3-4 hours following treatment. It is now known that it takes the toxin approximately 2 hours to bind itself to the nerve terminal to start its work, and we do not want to increase circulation to inadvertently move the botulinum toxin from where it was injected. This waiting period continues to be recommended by most practitioners.
  • Avoid Manipulation of area for 3-4 hours following treatment. (For the same reasons listed above.) This includes not doing a facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion after treatment with botulinum toxin. A facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion can be done in same appointment only if they are done before the Botulinum.
  • Facial Exercises in the injected areas is recommended for 1-hour following treatment, to stimulate the binding of the toxin only to this localized area.
  • It can take 2-10 days to take full effect. It is recommended that the touch up, if needed, be done no later than 2 weeks after the initial treatment.
  • Makeup may be applied before leaving the office. Some practitioners recommend avoiding Retin-A, Glycolic acid, Vitamin C, and Kinerase for 24 hrs to the treated areas.
  • If you should have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us at (603) 624-1638.