What Are the Post Treatment Instructions After Botox?
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Post treatment for Botox
Back to (Almost) Normal Activities
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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.
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.
Aftercare for Botox Treatments
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
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.
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!
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