Botox Post Treatment Instructions

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  • Do not apply pressure or massage the treated area for 6-8hrs after treatment. This is because the Botox may migrate to other areas.
  • Do not lie down for 4-6 hours after Botox treatment.
  • Keep your head upright for at least 6 hours after injection.
  • Avoid rigorous exercise activities, extensive sun or heat exposure, and alcoholic beverages for 24 hours after treatment.This can cause temporary redness, swelling, and itching at the injection sites.
  • Avoid facials and saunas for 24 hours after treatment. This will decrease the chance of your blood pressure rising and thus decrease the chance of minor and temporary bruising.
  • Try to exercise your treated muscles for about 2 hours after treatment (practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). Exercising the muscles help work the Botox in. Doing this will not negatively impact your treatment.
  • Headaches are common after treatment. Botox is even used to treat headaches. However, if you have a headache it is recommend that you avoid aspirin or aspirin containing products. You may instead take Motrin, Tylenol, or cool compresses. If headaches continue or worsen, contact your physician.
  • Do not take Advil, Vitamin E, Ginger, Ginkgo Biloba and Ginseng for 2 weeks. There is an increase risk of bruising with these. You may continue your regular daily activities.
  • Any bumps or marks will go away within a few hours.If you do develop a bruise it will subside in about a week. Sometimes there is some mild pain, swelling, itching, or redness at the site of injection. Redness may last for 1-2 days. You may apply cold compresses or take acetaminophen (Tylenol) to reduce swelling or discomfort.
  • Results of your Botox treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect. Although, many patients will recognize Botox working in 3-5 days after treatment.
  • Botox is a temporary procedure. In most people the benefits of Botox last about 3-4 months. Occasionally a few wrinkles may start to return in 2-3months. Botox can last longer with consecutive treatments.
  • Most physicians may want to see the patient between 2-4 weeks for a brief touch-up. It is difficult for the doctor to be able to see how your individual muscles reacted, if you allow the Botox to completely wear off. Therefore, the best results for your face can be difficult to achieve.
  • It is advised that you should wait 12 hours after treatment before applying makeup.
  • Cold compresses may be used 10 minutes on 10 minutes off to reduce swelling 2-3 times per day during the first 1-2 days if needed.

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