Dermatologist Noëlle S. Sherber, M.D., F.A.A.D. was quoted in Harper’s Bazaar in an article on how to make the most of facial injectables. Dr. Sherber recommended incorporating moisturizers with glycerin and hyaluronic acid prior to injections, since it will “dovetail off the internal hydrating effects of the injected hyaluronic acid fillers and enhance the skin-smoothing results of Botox."

Dr. Sherber also recommended caution with certain medications before injecting: “I advise my patients to discontinue non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, as well as fish oil supplements and the four Gs—gingko, ginger, garlic, and ginseng—two weeks prior to the procedure unless medically necessary.”

Salt is a huge no-no, especially with dermal fillers. Dr. Sherber said, "Injectable fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, which pulls in water, so loading up on salty foods beforehand can make you look more swollen the day after your procedure.”

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“I advise my patients to discontinue non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, as well as fish oil supplements and the four Gs—gingko, ginger, garlic, and ginseng—two weeks prior to the procedure unless medically necessary.”


Noëlle S. Sherber, M.D., F.A.A.D.