Whether you are a first-timer or an enthusiastic repeat customer, here are 5 things our healthcare professionals at Rise Medical Aesthetics say you should avoid right after a Botox treatment.
EXERCISE: You may want to hit up the gym after your appointment, but this is the one time we will recommend you don't work out. It increases blood flow, which may lead to diffusing your Botox to other areas of your face. It also requires you to change positions frequently, some of which may be horizontal and should be avoided. Cool your jets and let your Botox settle! Wait at least 24 hours after your treatment before resuming your normal workout routine.
SLEEPING: No sleep for you! At least not until you've waited 4 fours after your treatment. It is recommended to avoid any horizontal position during this time to allow for the Botox to settle in the intended facial muscles. Additionally, in the first 3-4 days you should try to sleep on your back as much as possible for the best possible results.
TOUCHING: Try not to touch the site of your Botox injection 24-48 hours after your treatment. This includes facials, massage, and acupuncture, so schedule those appointments before or at least 2 days after your treatment. Botox is an injection delivered to a precise area of your face and you do not want to accidentally move it to an unintended muscle.
EXCESSIVE ALCOHOL or PAINKILLERS: Certain drugs, such as aspirin or alcohol, should be avoided for 48 hours after treatment. These drugs act as blood thinners and can cause excess bleeding and bruising at the injection site.
SCHEDULING PHOTOS: We know you are excited for your new and refreshed look, but avoid the temptation of booking that family photo shoot until at least 2 weeks after your Botox injection. Some people experience bruising at the injection site that can last for up to a week or your Botox may not settle in as intended and will need to be adjusted. You want to look your best and that takes a little time!
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