What Are the Post Treatment Instructions After Botox?

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Post treatment for Botox

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Great Question. I always suggest to my patients that they do not lay down for 4 hours following the treatment, and to avoid exercising for the rest of the day. I also encourage my patients to avoid any type of aspirin products for up to one week PRIOR to the procedure and for a couple day after as well ( this helps to decreasing any excess bleeding). The timeline of how long it takes for Botox takes full effect also varies on the individual, but most of the time you can get full results within 7 days. 

Back to (Almost) Normal Activities

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A big part of the appeal of BOTOX is the fact that it doesn't require any downtime or major activity restrictions. With only a few limitations, BOTOX patients can get back to their usual activities immediately after their appointments, which typically last less than an hour. These limitations are quite mild and include avoiding bending over or manipulating the treatment area for the remainder of the day in order to allow the product to settle evenly. You may also wish to skip your daily workout for the same reason, and avoid consuming any blood-thinning products, such as aspirin or alcohol, for a couple of days before and after the procedure. Thanks for your question, and good luck with your treatment!

Susan M. Stuart, MD
San Diego Dermatologist

After Botox

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One of the beauties of Botox is there are few restrictions after treatment. I advise my patients not to lie down until two hours after receiving Botox, and not to immediately massage the area where Botox was injected. It is truly a no down-time procedure.

Melda A. Isaac, MD
Washington DC Dermatologic Surgeon
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Post Treatment Advise after Botox

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Botox is meant to temporarily block the transmission of nerve impulses to the muscles; reducing the activity in these muscles thus decreasing the appearance of lines/wrinkles. Cleansing your face on the day of treatment will in no way affect the outcome of your treatment . We recommend avoiding any direct pressure to the brow such as visors, massage tables and cleansing brushes for 1 week.

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Pretty easy

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Botox is a very easy procedure to recover from.  I tell my patients not to rub their face or lay down for the next 2-3 hours.  I think ice is ok intermittently for the rest of the day as long as no rubbing.  I also advise no blood thinners for 24 hours.  

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.  

Hope this helps!

Rules and Instructions after Botox (or Dysport) Treatment

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The Rules after Botox:
  1. No massaging or manipulating the area directly and no facials or lying face down on a massage table for at least one week.
  2. No lying down flat for four hours.
  3. No exercise at all the same day after treatment.
  4. No aggressive exercise for 24 hours.
  5. Ideally no flying on a plane within 24 hours.
  6. Call immediately if you are worried about anything. Don't hesitate.

Post-Botox Instructions

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I usually advise patients not to do any major massage in the areas that were treated. There is a small chance that this could make the Botox diffuse to other muscles that you don't want to treat. Also, since botox is injected, there is always the potential of bruising even with the best of hands. Therefore, we recommend avoiding any strenuous activity or exercise for 3-4 hours after as this could increase the possibility of bruising. If there is mild bruising, then ice packs can help with this.

Sapna A. Patel, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Aftercare for Botox Treatments

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Thank you for your question. One key advantage of Botox over many other cosmetic procedures is the minimal downtime and pre/post operative restrictions associated with treatment. With only a few minor restrictions in activity, a patient can resume their normal daily lives immediately after treatment. The key advice is to avoid your daily workout or alcohol on the day of treatment. I also advise patients not to rub or touch their face immediately after treatment to reduce any chance of introducing bacteria to the injection site. As always, the best advice is to seek a highly qualified and dedicated aesthetic medical practitioner who can guide you towards the most appropriate options and results for you. Good luck with your treatment, Dr Tracy Mountford.

Post Botox Instructions

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Botox is one of the leading cosmetic treatments done around the world. Common cosmetic usages include wrinkle reduction and Hyperhidrosis. Typically, most patients can return their normal activity shorty after treatment. As a precaution it is recommended that patients stay upright for 4 hours, and additionally no exercising for 24 hours post treatment. Always discuss common side effects prior to your treatment with a Board Certified Dermatologist.

Post treatment

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One of the key benefits of toxin is that there is little downtime and essentially no recovery. It does take some time for the onset to take but other than that I only ask patients to take one day off of exercise and any blood thinners. 

You can apply ice and warm compress if there are any small bruises but essentially relax and enjoy!

Hope this helps.

Best of luck,

DrC

Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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