Before Your Cosmetic Treatment

Have you pondered the idea of booking in for cosmetic treatment and often had questions about how you can or need to prepare for your upcoming appointment.  Read through the pre treatment checklist before your next appointment to make sure you are in the best position to receive treatment.

Pre-Treatment Checklist for Aesthetic Injectable Treatments

Prior to your aesthetic injectable appointment, it is very important to read the checklist below to ensure you are not refused treatment on the day.  If any of the below criteria is of concern, it is recommended to call your clinic to discuss in further detail.

Treatment Requirements

  • You must not be pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • You must be fit and well prior to your treatment. 
  • No cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Hayfever allergies must be well controlled.  If not then please reschedule your appointment to a later date. 
  • No other signs of infections – Eg. Urinary, sinus, respiratory, gastrointestinal, dental, skin etc. 
  • If you have been unwell with antibiotics, it is recommended you schedule your treatment one month after completing the course. 
  • You must not be traveling anywhere for a minimum of one month after a dermal filler treatment. 
  • You must not have an important event (whereby you cannot have a bruise) for at least 2 – 4 weeks. For weddings, contact your treating practitioner for their personal protocol.

Considerations Prior To your Treatment

Following consultation, please consider the following to help minimize side effects of your upcoming treatment:

  • No herbal remedies that increase your bruising risk (unless medically indicated) for 7 days prior to your treatment.  These can include fish oils, garlic capsules, gingko biloba, ginseng, glucosamine, ginger and turmeric.
  • Please come with no makeup.  Any makeup will be completely removed.
  • Previous aesthetic laser, radiofrequency or ultrasound treatments must be a minimum of 2-4 weeks (depending on the downtime) prior to your treatment.
  • Previous injectable treatments must be a minimum of 2 – 4 weeks prior.

If you have any questions regarding the above points, it is recommended to call your treating practitioner to discuss further details in relation to your personal treatment regime.

Peninsula Aesthetics want to ensure that both their clients and staff are safe at all times. Nurse Alysha and her team at Peninsula Aesthetics pride themselves on the quality of service and product they supply to their clients. Peninsula Aesthetics will always opt to use quality products and make sure they provide their clients with the best results possible.

When you visit with Peninsula Aesthetic you can be sure you are in the best hands on the Mornington Peninsula and South East suburbs of Melbourne. Nurse Alysha has an exact eye when it comes to the products and services you require, Alysha has a real passion for her work.

Review this checklist before your next appointment to make sure you are in the best position to receive treatment and have the best outcome you can possibly have. Even if you have been receiving treatments for years, we can often get complacent and forget things. If you are experiencing anything out of the ordinary or feel like you should let your cosmetic injector know, please do so. There is no harm in having a conversation with your injector about your concerns. Book in for your appointment today!   Book in for your appointment today!

Post Treatment Checklist


  • No alcohol for 24 hour.
  • No excessive exercise for 6 hours.
  • Avoid excessive heat/sun exposure for 7 days.
  • Keep hydrated.
  • Avoid makeup for 12 hours.
  • Do not lay down for four hours post treatment.
  • No massaging or rubbing of the injected areas.
  • Gently ice the area for up to 20 minutes per hour.
  • Avoid any skin needling or laser for 2 weeks.
  • No Covid vaccines for 2 weeks before or after your treatments.
  • No Dental treatments for 2 weeks before or after your treatments.
  • Avoid aspirin, ibuprofen and fish oil 48 hours post treatment.

Anti Wrinkle

  • No rubbing or massaging the injected area for at least 6 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours that means you can take a free pass. 
  • Don’t wear tight fitting headwear that may cover the treated area.
  • Don’t lie face down. 
  • Sitting up right for 4+ hours after your treatment.
  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Avoid makeup following all treatments.
  • Avoid excessive heat exposure.
  • Avoid laser treatments, skin needling, and covid vaccines 2 weeks prior or after treatment.

For more information on post treatment, please refer to our other blog Looking After Your Lip Filler and Anti Wrinkle Injections.