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Pre- & Post-Op Guides

To ensure you achieve the best possible results, it's essential to properly care for your skin pre- and post-treatment. Our aftercare instructions are designed to help you minimize any discomfort, prevent complications, and maximize the effectiveness of your treatment. 


We want your Botox results to be amazing! Your recovery period should be simple, carefree and easy.  In order to ensure the best results, please minimize the following risks following your treatment today with cosmetic Botox.

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Post-Care Instructions

  • Do not rub, massage or irritate the injection sites.  This can cause the Botox to migrate to other areas, which can lead to undesired results.  Wash your face gently.  By the next morning, you can resume normal activities.

  • No straining, vigorous exercise or heavy lifting for the remainder of the day following your treatment.  It takes around 4 hours for Botox to bind to the nerve and begin to work, which is why we do not want to increase circulation to that treatment area and wash the Botox away prematurely!

  • Please avoid direct sunlight exposure for the remainder of the day.  Botox can cause your skin to be temporarily photosensitive and this increases your risk of a sunburn.

  • Do not lie down for 4 hours after your treatment.  We want to avoid pressure to the treated areas to minimize the risk of the Botox migrating into another site.

  • The tiny bumps that you see where the Botox was injected will go away within a few hours.  If you do develop a bruise at an injection site, it will resolve like other bruises in about a week.  Do not rub a bruise as this can make it larger.  We recommend that you wait 12 hours before applying any makeup.

  • Avoid facials and saunas for 24 hours after treatment since this will decrease the chance of your blood pressure rising and thus decrease the chance of minor and temporary bruising.

  • If you are new to Botox, developing a headache following the procedure may occur, although it is uncommon.  Botox is actually even used to treat headaches!  However, if you do develop a headache we recommend you avoid aspirin or aspirin containing products to minimize bruising.  You may opt instead to use Motrin, Tylenol, and/or cool compresses. If headaches continue or worsen, please contact us.

  • Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect although many people will recognize the benefits in 3-5 days after treatment.  If you think you need additional Botox or would like a touch up, we ask that you wait the full 14 days before making your appointment so that we can see the Botox fully set in before administering additional product.

  • Botox Cosmetic® is a temporary procedure. In most people the benefits of Botox last about 4 months. Sometimes a few wrinkles may start to return in 2-3 months as the Botox begins to clear from the muscles.

  • Cold compresses may be gently used 10 minutes on 10 minutes off to reduce swelling 2-3x per day during the 1st 1-2 days if needed.  Please do not apply any pressure!

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