When performed by top botox professionals, the procedure itself should go smoothly just like any other cosmetic treatment. But after the procedure is done, there are a few important things to keep in mind.
Precaution is the name of the game. You won’t be limited to staying at home or being sequestered for long bouts of time, but there are a few measures you should take to ensure your post-treatment period goes well.
Avoid Physical Activity
Walking to the store is one thing, but engaging in strenuous physical workouts is a whole different story. Tread lightly on the treadmill for at least 24 hours following your cosmetic treatment, just to let everything settle.
The common misconception is that frequent exercise makes botox “wear off.” This isn’t the case. Rather, it’s important not to exercise immediately after your procedure because the increased blood flow can diffuse the Botox.
If you can go a little while without deliberate muscle contractions, it will allow the botox to flow properly through the muscles.
Avoid Consuming Lots of Alcohol
You should probably wait a few days after your procedure before indulging in a glass of the good stuff. This really just goes back to the idea of keeping your blood vessels from dilating. Alcohol causes dilation as well as thinning of the blood. Any swelling can have lasting effects.
Excessive drinking following a Botox injection means there is a greater risk of bruising or experiencing other physical discomforts.
Avoid Facials or Chemical Peels
This isn’t to say that you can’t receive facials. In fact, getting regular facials can help improve your skin’s appearance with or without botox treatments. It’s usually just a good idea to stay away from a facial for approximately 1-2 weeks following botox.
Your medical provider will advise you not to have your face aggressively massaged or manipulated while the botox is still settling. After 1-2 weeks, you’ll be perfectly fine to proceed. Facials are also a great way to make your skin feel smooth and comfortable prior to going in for your botox treatment.
Avoid Blood Thinning Medications
Another best practice is to avoid taking blood thinners in the few days leading up to the Botox treatment. As stated before, any action that causes dilation or thinning of the blood will make it harder for the botox to enter the right places. If you take muscle relaxants or any allergy medication, you should inform your physician prior to receiving treatment.
Small Sacrifices for Lasting Results
By avoiding these common pitfalls, you will ensure that your treatment process goes smoothly from start to finish. At Re:nu 180 Medspa, you can expect to see results as soon as 24 hours following the treatment. With regular follow-up injections, you’ll be able to reap the results of professional botox treatments on a consistent basis.
For more information, see: What Are The Common Side Effects of Receiving Botox?