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Botox® is commonly used to relax facial muscles that may cause unwanted appearances such as wrinkles, crows feet, and frown lines. The results? Smoother skin that lasts between 2 to 4 months, with visible improvements becoming apparent within just 2 weeks.

Botox® is the most popular, well-known injectable neuromodulator and is a prescription medication. When injected, Botox® blocks targeted chemical signals from nerves in the muscles. These botulinum toxin injections are the most popular group of medications that work to temporarily relax activity within the muscle and are widely used to treat a variety of both health and cosmetic concerns.

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The advantages of Botox® are truly remarkable. If you’ve got those stubborn lines that seem to persistently appear in photos, or if your makeup insists on settling in the wrong places, this treatment is tailor-made for you.

There is minimal discomfort with this procedure, and the number of injections is dependent upon the extent of the treated area.

Botox® Treatment Areas

  • Glabella
  • Perioral Lip Lines
  • Bunny Lines
  • Downward Frown
  • Forehead
  • Masseters
  • Platysmal Bands
  • Migraines
  • Crow’s Feet
  • Chin Dimples
  • Brow Lift
  • Marionette Lines

Botox® Pre-Care Instructions

On the day of your Botox® procedure you will want to come with a clean face, and here’s what you should keep in mind prior to treatment:

Avoid Blood-Thinning Medications: Some medications and supplements can increase the risk of bruising. Avoid aspirin (e.g. Excedrin), vitamin E, St. John’s wort and other dietary supplements including gingko, evening primrose oil, garlic, feverfew and ginseng for 2 weeks.
Avoid ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin) and alcohol for 2 days.

Alcohol and Smoking: Limit alcohol consumption in the days leading up to the Botox treatment, as alcohol can contribute to increased bruising. If you smoke, consider reducing or quitting, as smoking can affect the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

Hydration: Stay well-hydrated in the days before the treatment. Hydrated skin tends to recover more efficiently.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen on the treatment area. Sunburn or irritation can affect the skin’s sensitivity during and after the procedure.

Skin Care Products: Avoid using harsh skincare products, peels, or exfoliants on the treatment area a few days before Botox®. This helps reduce the risk of skin irritation.

Notify Your Provider: Inform your healthcare provider if you have any skin infections, cold sores, or other skin issues in the treatment area before the scheduled appointment.

Clothing Choice: Wear comfortable clothing that allows easy access to the treatment area. Avoid tight collars or accessories that may rub against the treated area afterward.

Clarify Expectations: Discuss your expectations and goals for the Botox® treatment with your healthcare provider. Ensure that you have a clear understanding of the anticipated results.

Discontinue Retinoids: If you use retinoid-containing skincare products, your provider may recommend discontinuing them a few days before the Botox® treatment to minimize skin sensitivity.

Plan for Recovery: Schedule the Botox® treatment at a time when you can allow for some downtime afterward. While Botox typically has minimal downtime, avoiding strenuous activities immediately afterward can help minimize the risk of complications.

Always follow the specific instructions provided by your healthcare provider, as individual requirements may vary. By adhering to these pre-care instructions, you can help ensure a smoother Botox treatment experience and enhance the likelihood of achieving your desired results.

Botox® Post-Care Instructions

Following Botox treatment, it’s important to adhere to post-care instructions provided by your healthcare provider. These guidelines help optimize the results and minimize the risk of complications. Here are general post-care instructions for Botox®:

Avoid Touching the Treated Area: Refrain from touching or massaging the treated area for at least several hours after the Botox injections. This helps prevent the spread of the toxin to unintended areas.

Stay Upright: Remain in an upright position for at least four hours after the treatment. Avoid lying down or bending over to reduce the risk of migration of the Botox to unintended areas.

No Strenuous Exercise or Heat: Avoid strenuous exercise and activities for the first 24 hours after the treatment. This helps prevent the displacement of Botox from the injection site. Avoid applying heat to the treated area on the day of treatment.

Avoid Blood-Thinning Medications: Continue to avoid blood-thinning medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen, for a day or two after the treatment to minimize the risk of bruising.

Cold Compress for Swelling or Bruising: If you experience swelling or bruising, applying a cold compress to the treated area can help alleviate these symptoms. Use a clean cloth or ice pack, but avoid direct contact with ice on the skin. After treatment, oral consumption and/or topical application of Arnica Montana may help to reduce bruising and swelling.

Be Gentle with Skincare: Be gentle with your skincare routine in the treated area. Avoid harsh cleansers, exfoliants, or chemical peels for the first few days.

No Alcohol or Smoking: Limit alcohol consumption for the first 24 hours after the treatment, as it can contribute to increased bruising. If you smoke, consider reducing or quitting, as smoking can affect the healing process.

Be Patient: Botox results take time to manifest. Be patient and allow up to two weeks to see the full effects. If asymmetry or other concerns persist after this period, contact your healthcare provider for a follow-up evaluation.

Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and use sunscreen on the treated area. Sunburn or excessive heat can potentially exacerbate swelling or bruising.

Follow-Up Appointments: Attend any scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider. They can assess your progress, address any concerns, and determine if additional treatments are needed.

Communicate with Your Provider: If you experience any unusual or severe side effects, such as persistent swelling, redness, or signs of infection, contact your healthcare provider promptly.

Remember that individual experiences may vary, so it’s crucial to follow the specific post-care instructions provided by your healthcare provider. Open communication with your provider is key to addressing any concerns or questions during the recovery period and ensuring the best possible outcome from your Botox treatment.

Frequently asked questions

Botox® Cosmetic is prescription medicine a medical professional injects into muscles to temporarily improve the look of both moderate to severe crow’s feet lines and frown lines between the eyebrows in adults.

Yes, all Botox® consultations are complimentary. Our providers will meet with you to see if you are a candidate for Botox®, and discuss your goals and budget.

Before you get Botox®, you can minimize your chance of bruising by stopping any blood thinners (that aren’t medically necessary) a week before your appointment, specifically nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), like naproxen and ibuprofen, or Omega-3s.

**Avoid consumption of alcohol 24-48 hours prior to your appointment.

Botox® injections are a lunchtime procedure that usually takes 5-15 minutes. 

Here’s what you can expect:

  • You’ll start with a consultation, where you and your injector will discuss your concerns, goals, and medical history to ensure that the injectable is safe for you. 
  • They may take photos so you’re able to see the changes from your treatment. 
  • Then your face is cleansed, and the physician injects the areas of concern.  
  • Once your treatment is done, you’ll be able to drive yourself straight home or back to the office. If you have any residual redness or bruising, it can be easily covered with makeup.

East Hill Medical Group is all about making your beauty and wellness budget go far! Which is why we offer exclusive discounts through our VIP app and Alle Rewards programs.

You’ll enjoy discounts on your favorite services and products, in addition to receiving gift cards, treatment offers, and other chances to accumulate valuable rewards. When you sign-up, you’ll get savings on treatments right away, plus access to exclusive perks. 

Tell your doctor about all your muscle or nerve conditions, such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), myasthenia gravis, or Lambert-Eaton syndrome, as you may be at increased risk of serious side effects.

Tell your doctor if you have or have had bleeding issues; plan to or have had surgery; have forehead muscle weakness such as trouble raising your eyebrows; drooping eyelids; or any changes to your face.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if BOTOX® Cosmetic can harm your unborn baby or if BOTOX® Cosmetic passes into breast milk.

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