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Botox Before & After Care
• Ingestion of alcoholic beverages prior to treatment can increase chances of bruising and/or swelling.
• No anti-inflammatory drugs (Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, Vioxx,
etc.), aspirin, Vitamin E, or Gingko Biloba one week prior to treatment. This will reduce the possible side effects of bruising and/or swelling in area(s) of treatment.
• You cannot be pregnant or breastfeeding to receive treatment. You cannot be allergic to eggs or egg products to receive treatment.
• Do not lie down for 2 to 4 hours following treatment.
• Facial exercises (squint/frown/smile) are strongly recommended in the treated area for one hour after injection.
• Avoid manipulation of treated area for a minimum of four hours.
• By following the above measures you will minimize the occurrence of ptosis (droopy eyelids), bruising, and less than optimal outcomes.
• Common side effects include a slight headache lasting a few hours
up to 48 hours, and temporary bruising and/or swelling.
• Treatment effect will take 2 to 10 days.
• Benefits of treatment may last 3 to 6 months; the average is 4 months.
• Please inform the office if the resolution of the lines has not taken effect in 10 days. Additional unit of Botox may be necessary to achieve desired result.
• Follow up treatments should be scheduled prior to return of full movement of muscle, usually at three months.
• Consistent repeated treatments will produce the best resolution of wrinkles.