This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 weeks of injection due to the potential for bruising, as is any other procedure that involves injecting.
Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginko, green tea, and anti-inflammatories of any kind for 2 weeks before and following treatment to limit bruising.
Bruising in the area of injection is normal and often expected, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to 2 weeks. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising.
For the first 5-6 hours following Botox, remain upright and periodically perform facial movements in the areas of injections in order to work the Botox into the muscle – i.e., smile, squint, etc.
Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or straining for 24 hours.
Do not rub, touch, or manipulate the site of your Botox injection for 4-6 hours post-injection.
Avoid irritating products for 24 hours following Botox.
Try not to apply any products to your face for 4-6 hours post-injection. If you must: make-up may be applied gently before leaving the office; remember to wipe up and away from your eyes or brows.
It may take up to 14 days for Botox to reach its full effect.
A follow-up visit 2 weeks post-injection is suggested to assess results for subsequent treatments, particularly if you are a first-time client. If full correction is not achieved, you will need to purchase additional Botox for injection.
Re-treatment is typically needed between 2-6 months.
Regular injections usually yield a longer-lasting Botox result.
If your upper lip was treated, you would not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks.