Botox

Pre Care Instructions

  • Avoid the use of Aspirin, NSAIDS (ibuprofen), Ginkgo Biloba, Garlic Supplements, Green Tea, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamins A and E, Garlic or Turmeric supplement, and essential fatty acids for up to 1 week pre and post injection as they will increase your risk of bleeding/bruising.

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours before (or after) your treatment to avoid extra bruising.

  • You may take Arnica tablets 2-3 days prior to your injection to reduce the risk of bruising.

  • Do not apply products that are potentially irritating for 2-3 days before and after treatment (examples: tretinoin/retin-a, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone).

  • Inform your provider if you are or may be pregnant or breastfeeding or allergic to previous Botox, Myobloc, Dysport or Xeomin ingredients.

  • Inform your provider if you have a history of neurologic disorder such as Myasthenia Gravis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

  • Inform your provider if you have a history of keloidal scarring.

  • Please inform your provider if you have any questions about Botox treatment and if it is right for you prior to the treatment.

  • Arrive with a clean face. Please do not wear makeup.

 

Post Care Instructions

  • It is best to try to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (example: practice frowning, raise your eyebrows, and squint). This helps to work the product into your muscles.

  • Stay in a vertical position for 4 hours following injection. Do not rest your head or lie down; sit upright.

  • Ice but avoid firm pressure for 15 minutes to injection sites. You can repeat this 3 times the day of treatment. Please protect your skin with a soft cloth or towel with ice treatment. Direct ice application to skin can cause burn or soft tissue injury.

  • You may take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you experience any mild tenderness/discomfort.

  • Do not use Aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen) after Botox injection.

  • Do not massage treated areas after treatment.

  • After treatment there will be moderate swelling and redness with possibility of bruising. You may apply or take Arnica tablets to help decrease the amount of bruising.

  • Avoid extended UV or sun exposure until any redness/swelling has subsided. Apply SPF sunscreen without putting pressure to injection sites.

  • Avoid strenuous activity or exercise for 24 hours after the procedure to reduce bruising and leakage of Botox into surrounding tissue. You may resume other normal activities/routines immediately.

  • Avoid laser, IPL, or skin tightening treatments of the area for a minimum of 2 weeks (or as directed by your provider) after injection.

 

Possible Side Effects

  • You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or stinging during and following injection.

  • Redness and swelling are normal and expected. Some bruising may also be visible.

  • You may gently wash your face and apply your routine facial moisturizer after the procedure. Remember to not apply pressure to the injection site.