What Are the Post Treatment Instructions After Botox?
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What to Expect After BOTOX Injections
Post Treatment Advise after Botox
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Back to (Almost) Normal Activities
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.
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.
What Are The Post-Treatment Instructions After Botox
One of the things my patients love most about Botox is that there is very little downtime. Main tips to remember are not to lay down for 4 hours post-injections and do not massage the area for 24 hours. You can apply makeup immediately following if desired and resume your normal day-to-day activities immediately.
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