The great majority of our Botox patients at Aesthetic Lane absolutely love the way it softens and reduces the look of lines and wrinkles and gives their faces and necks a fresh and youthful look. Best of all, Botox seems to “train” the muscle beneath the wrinkle to stay relaxed, so the wrinkle doesn’t return to its original depth. Our clients can also come back for touch-ups. But like all medical procedures, there’s a bit of aftercare to attend to with Botox.
Though professionally administered Botox should not cause side effects, some clients do experience:
- A bit of bruising around the injection site. Most clients do not bruise after Botox injections.
- Small bumps beneath the skin that soon disappear.
- Temporary headaches. This is a quite rare side effect. These headaches aren’t dangerous and can be eased with the usual analgesics, though the patient should avoid aspirin.
Botox is an outpatient procedure, which means our clients go home or work following the session. After your Botox/Dysport procedure, the only restrictions is no lying down for 4 hours, and no exercise sauna, or steam room for 6 hour. Some clients even choose to go back to work shortly after the procedure.
- They should not rub or massage the injection site for at least four hours. Botox works by relaxing muscles, and no one wants it to migrate to a place where it is not wanted. However, a person can normally touch and gently wash their face, and lightly apply mineral makeup.
- They should avoid any strenuous activity, including sports or exercise, for at least 6 hours.
- They need to stay upright for at least four hours. They should avoid lying face down or bending over.
- Head ware that constricts the forehead should be avoided.
- The patient should avoid anticoagulants right after the treatment. This includes aspirin. Alcohol should also be avoided. Taking these drugs can increase bruising. Indeed, they should also be avoided the day before the treatment as well as for the 24 hours afterwards.
- The client should wait at least 24 hours to have a facial after Botox injections. Again, the important thing is not to cause the Botox to migrate.
However, if our client needs to get on a plane in a hurry, they can do so. Flying doesn’t affect Botox.
It’s best to simply relax for at least six hours after a Botox session. Then, our client can indulge in some light exercise. This includes walking, jogging, yoga that does not require them to lie flat or be upside down and some light gardening.
After 24 hours, the client can perform long distance running, all types of yoga positions, weight training and cross training.
Depending on the type of Botox, an injection lasts an average of 3-4 months. We recommend treatments scheduled about 3 months apart for best results. Botox is a temporary treatment and doesn’t build up in the body. Many of our clients have maintenance treatments in the same place, and some have more than one treatment in different areas of their face and neck simultaneously.
The client should be able to see results of their Botox injections after 2-10 days. They’ll return to our clinic for a review appointment. Then, our Nurse Practitioner can check that all is going as it should. Clients of course can call our clinic if they think that something is wrong.
A client can tell that Botox is wearing off because they begin to see the partial return of wrinkles. Our professionals are very happy to give touch up treatments up to 10 days after the procedure. Once the lines come back and the treatment fades, you can schedule an appointment for another full treatment.
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