Preparing For Your Facial Aesthetics Appointment 

Welcome to your first step towards rejuvenation with Denali Dental Care & Facial Aesthetics! We’re excited to be part of this transformative experience with you. We’ve prepared this comprehensive guide to ensure that you feel prepared and completely at ease when you arrive for your appointment. Our team is here for you every step of the way!

Securing Your Appointment

  • To ensure you don’t miss out on your desired appointment slot, we kindly request payment at the time of booking. Payments can be made via credit card, debit card, or cash. 
  • For your convenience, you can elect to keep your credit card stored on our secure payment system. The platform meets all required security compliance standards, so your information is in safe hands. 
  • If you are unable to make your appointment, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled time to avoid a $50 fee for a no-show or last-minute cancellation.

Keeping You Comfortable

We want to make your treatment experience as comfortable as possible. We automatically allot time for numbing prior to certain treatments like dermal filler injections and PDO threading. But if you would like extra time for numbing prior to a botulinum toxin appointment, please let our administrative staff know when scheduling your appointment.

Special Considerations

  • We ask that you do not wear makeup to your appointment for treatments like SkinPen, PRP, Dermal Filler, or PDO Threading. You’re welcome to use our cleansing products when you arrive, we just ask that you arrive 15 minutes early to do so.
  • Some treatments are not permitted for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Our team will consult with you on what facial treatments can be safely provided during pregnancy. Your well-being is our priority!
  • Please note that children are not allowed in the treatment rooms

Contraindications To Injections

Before undergoing a dermal filler and/or PDO thread procedure, please make sure of the following:

  • It’s at least 4 weeks before and/or 4 weeks after any dental procedures and/or cleanings
  • It’s at least 4 weeks after antibiotics/cold/flu symptoms
  • It’s at least 4 weeks before and/or 4 weeks after vaccinations
  • It’s at least 2 weeks before big events or travel
  • It’s at least 2 weeks after a cold sore eruption and the cold sore is healed before undergoing lip filler injections. Please call the office to have your NP prescribe an anti-viral at least 2 days before your upcoming appointment
  • There are no active skin infections in the area we are planning to do treatment 
  • There are no new medications or changes in your medical history that would alter our treatment plan
  • If in doubt, please contact your provider or the front desk staff for additional support.
  • We do not perform injectable treatments on patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding. 

Preparing For Your Injectable Treatment

Please note that there is a chance of bruising and/or swelling with any injectable. If you are concerned about this, we recommend waiting to receive injections two weeks before any events.


  • For 3-5 days, avoid any blood thinning agents, including but not limited to aspirin, NSAIDS (such as ibuprofen, naproxen), St. John’s Wort, Vitamin A&E, Multivitamins, Krill Oil, Fish Oils, Flaxseed Oils, Omega-3, Gingko, Ginseng, Garlic, and Glucosamine. This is to reduce the incidence of bruising after these procedures.
  • No alcohol consumption 2-3 days before your appointment.
  • Start taking Arnica Tablets (an herb that can slow blood clotting time) tablets 3-5 days before your appointment – we have these tablets in the office for purchase! Follow the instructions on the label for the best effectiveness.
  • Arnica tabs can also be purchased at Fred Myer, Walmart, or Amazon.
  • Avoid eating foods that contain bromelain (a protein-digesting enzyme that slows blood clotting time), such as pineapple, 2-5 days before your appointment.
  • If you develop a cold sore, blemish, rash, etc., before your appointment, you must reschedule.
  • Let your provider know if you are prone to cold sores- a pre-operative medication may help prevent cold sores after treatment.
  • Discontinue Retin-A two (2) days before and two (2) days after treatment to reduce the incidence of bleeding/bruising.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • Do not touch, press, rub, or manipulate the implanted areas for the rest of the day after treatment. Avoid kissing, puckering, and sucking movements for the rest of the day, as these motor movements can undesirably displace the implanted dermal filler material. Irritation, sores, and post-operative complications, including scarring, are possible if you manipulate the dermal filler implant.
  • Apply Arnica gel to the areas that were treated for 3-5 days after your appointment. In addition, quick-dissolving arnica tablets may also be useful to reduce inflammation and bruising.
  • Use cold packs (we provide you one in the office before leaving) for twenty minutes on and off throughout the day of treatment; this also helps with swelling
  • Avoid using alcohol, caffeine, ibuprofen, Ginkgo Biloba, garlic, ginger, ginseng, flax oil, vitamin A & E, omega oils, niacin supplements, high-sodium foods, high sugar, and refined carbohydrate foods, cigarettes or other blood-thinning medications or supplements for a couple of days post-procedure to reduce the incidence of bruising.
  • Wait 24-48 hours to apply any make-up post-procedure to avoid the possibility of infection.
  • Report any redness, heat, pain or tenderness, itching, or blisters if they occur to your provider immediately.
  • Avoid vigorous exercise and sun and heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.
  • Avoid heavy pressure on the area of filler for the first 24 hours, such as sleeping directly on the area or massage.
  • Wait 24-48 hours to apply any make-up post-procedure to avoid the possibility of infection.
  • It is not unusual for one side to heal faster than the other side. Think of both sides as sisters, not twins.
  • Two weeks after treatment, follow up with your provider to discuss results; enhancement procedures may be indicated at this time.