What Are the Post Treatment Instructions After Botox?
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Post treatment for Botox
Back to (Almost) Normal Activities
What to Expect After BOTOX Injections
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Post Treatment Advise after Botox
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Another thing that often is not mentioned is head apparel. Women should not wear a head band or anything else that might put pressure across the brow. Men should also not wear a hat as it can be compressing. Compression could cause migration of the botox downwards into the eyelids and lead to droopy eyelids.
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Rules and Instructions after Botox (or Dysport) Treatment
- No massaging or manipulating the area directly and no facials or lying face down on a massage table for at least one week.
- No lying down flat for four hours.
- No exercise at all the same day after treatment.
- No aggressive exercise for 24 hours.
- Ideally no flying on a plane within 24 hours.
- Call immediately if you are worried about anything. Don't hesitate.
Post Treatment Instructions for Botox
We agree with attempting to minimize blood thinning medications in the 7 days prior to injection (including aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, etc..). Based on Dr. Mark Hallett's research published in 2015, we also avoid applying ice to the injection sites as decreased temperature may limit uptake of the Botox. However, if a bruise develops during injection we hold pressure and then ice the area, as the Botox will tend to spread with the bruise and may end up in unwanted areas. Based on the same research, I also ask my patients to use the muscles we just injected as much as possible for the first 1 or 2 hours after injection. So patients are often seen walking out of the office frowning, smiling, or raising their foreheads excessively for no apparent good reason :)
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Botox Post-Treatment Instructions
There are a wide variety of opinions on activity limitations after Botox injections, but generally, there are very few restrictions.
I tell patients to avoid lying face down, getting a facial, inverting their head (such as a Yoga class), or rubbing their face for the remainder of the day. They are also instructed to avoid exercise for 3 hours after injection. Patients can resume all normal activities the next day.
Botox Injection Aftercare
The most important thing so understand with Botox is the product can spread to adjacent tissues. Following your injection it is important that you stay upright for at least four hours and avoid exercise for 24 hours. There is usually very little bruising with Botox, however, avoiding aspirin and NSAIDs prior to treatment is a good idea. Some patients use Arnica before and after treatment to minimize any bruising. If you are prone to cold sores a discussion with your practitioner beforehand about prevention.
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