PRE – TREATMENT
-Come when you are in good health with no active skin infections in the areas to be treated
-Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Alcohol may thin the blood which will increase the risk of bruising.
-When possible avoid anti-inflammatory or blood thinning medications, for a period of two (2) weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as: Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents have blood thinning properties and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
-Schedule Botox® appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event or time when you are likely to be photographed, i.e., wedding, vacation, etc. This allows time for bruising, if any should occur to resolve before you event.
POST – TREATMENT
-To minimize the possibility of ptosis (drooping of an eyelid)
-Avoid straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 4 hours following treatment.
-Avoid manipulation of area for 4 hours following treatment. This includes not doing a facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion after treatment with Botox®. A facial, peel, or microdermabrasion can be done in same appointment only if they are done before the Botox®.
-Facial exercises in the injected areas are recommended for 1-hour following treatment. This is to stimulate the binding of the toxin only to the localized area where it was placed.
-It can take 3 days to take full effect. If the desired effect was not achieved call to be scheduled and return for evaluation.