Updated: Aug 29, 2021
Also known as Botulinum Toxin A
Botox cosmetic injections are the ultimate solution for anyone looking to smooth out any wrinkles, fine lines and ultimately, win over the antiaging battle. Botox Injections are perfect for creating a youthful look without having to undergo any surgery.
Botox is a chemical that is injected into strategic areas of the face and sometimes body (depending on the purpose of the injection). Once injected, the Botox chemical temporarily paralyzes the muscles underneath that particular area and relaxes those muscles, creating a smooth and refreshed complexion.
1 week before treatment:
AVOID blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve. Also avoid herbal supplements, such as Garlic, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and Omega-3 capsules.
3 days before treatment:
AVOID topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, Alpha Hydroxy Acid, or other “anti-aging” products. Also AVOID waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or the use of hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before (or after) your treatment to avoid extra bruising.
Inform your provider if you have a history of Perioral Herpes to receive advice on antiviral therapy before treatment.
Do not use BOTOX/ DYSPORT™ if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders. Please inform your provider if you have any questions about this before the treatment.
Day of Treatment
We will be removing all your makeup from your face. Please ensure you bring extra make-up for touch-ups following your treatment.
You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or a stinging sensation following injection.
Redness and swelling are normal. Some bruising may also be visible in the treated areas.
You may experience some tenderness at the treatment site(s) that can last for a few hours or a few days.
Immediately Following The Treatment
It is best to try to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows, and squinting). This helps to work BOTOX/DYSPORT into your muscles.
Stay in a vertical position for four hours following injection. Don’t rest your head or lie down; sit upright.
You may apply an ice or cold gel pack to the area(s) treated (avoiding pressure) as this helps reduce swelling and the potential for bruising.
Once you have adequately cooled/iced the area(s) as instructed and any pinpoint bleeding from the injection site(s) has subsided, you may begin wearing makeup.
Avoid placing excessive pressure on the treated area(s) for the first few days; when cleansing your face or applying makeup, be very gentle.
Avoid exercise or strenuous activities for the remainder of the treatment day; you may resume other normal activities/routines immediately.
You may take Acetaminophen/Tylenol if you experience any mild tenderness or discomfort.
Avoid extended UV exposure until any redness/swelling has subsided. Be sure to apply an SPF 30 or higher sunscreen.
Wait for a minimum of 2 weeks (or as directed by your technician) before receiving any skin care or laser treatments.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
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