Botox After Care:
Now that your botox treatment is complete, it is important to keep in mind the best practices for botox after care. Post botox care starts with tying to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, squinting, or raising your eyebrows). This helps to work botox injections into its target muscles. Although this is thought to help, it will NOT negatively impact your treatment if you forget to do this.
You may have small bumps at each injection site. Completely normal. Rest assured these bumps are temporary and will go away within 20-30 minutes of the procedure. Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 4 hours after your treatment.
Avoid lying down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of applying pressure on the treated areas from your pillow and the migration of the Botox to an undesirable muscle.
If you need to apply makeup within 4 hours of your treatment, only use a GENTLE touch and avoid rubbing the treated area.
Do NOT do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. This will minimize the risk of raising your heart rate and blood pressure and therefore minimize the risk of temporary bruising.
Feel free to shower and go about most other regular daily activities.
Avoid Aspirin, Advil, and Vitamin E in order to reduce the risk of bruising. Tylenol is a good alternative if you have any post-procedure pain or a headache. If you take medications for medical reasons, such as Aspirin, Plavix, or Coumadin, continue to do so. Although these medications slightly increase your risk of bruising, their benefits outweigh the risks.
Results of your treatment may take up to 7 days to take full effect. Please wait until 7 days have passed before assessing if you are pleased with the result.
BOTOX is a temporary procedure and at first, you may find that your treatment results will last approximately 3 or 4 months. If you maintain your treatment appointments with regular frequency, the duration of each treatment tends to last longer than 4 months.