Botox® Cosmetic offers individuals with wrinkles smoother skin and a natural well-rested appearance. As the years go by, facial muscles beneath the skin contract with every facial expression and eventually form “dynamic” wrinkles such as:
- Frown Lines Between the Brows
- Horizontal Brow Furrows
- Crow’s Feet
- Bunny Lines in the Nasal Area
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What is Botox?
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Avoid alcohol for a few days before your Botox injection to lower your risk of bruising.
Pause your retinol regimen for two days before Botox.
Leave your treatment area alone. Avoid any physical pressure, laying down on your face, or rubbing on the area of injection for a few days. You don’t need to avoid making any facial expressions, however; frowning, smiling, and other facial expressions can help encourage your Botox results to show up sooner!
Don’t lie down for the first few hours after your Botox.
Wait 24 hours to work out or exert yourself after Botox. By raising your blood pressure, exercise can both increase your risk for bruising or swelling and increase the chances of the product spreading rather than remaining in the area your injector intended.
Avoid UV exposure and excessive heat. Sun exposure can prolong redness or swelling after Botox, so protect your skin with sunscreen and good sun protection practices. Also avoid saunas, steam rooms, hot yoga, or other activities that involve lots of heat.
Don’t drink alcohol for 24 hours after injections as it can increase the risk of bruising.
Continue to avoid blood thinners for 24 hours after Botox.
Wait two days to re-introduce retinol into your skincare routine.
Though most patients report few if any side effects, the most commonly reported is a slight redness that disappears within an hour after treatment. Consult with your provider for complete information on the benefits and risks of treatment