What NOT to do after Botox treatment

Our clients naturally have many questions surrounding treatments, and especially one as popular as Botox.

There are many misconceptions about what you can and can’t do after Botox, so we want to put them straight.

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    Here is a video of Dr Tim talking a little bit about some things you shouldn’t do straight after having your Botox treatment.

    What does Botox do?

    To put it simply, Botox enters the body when injected into a muscle and it temporarily paralyses it to stop it from moving and creating lines.

    Why do you have to be careful after Botox?

    Dr Tim says

    ‘When you first get it is when the Botox treatment is most fragile or most influenced by the environment’.

    Anything that is done soon after Botox treatment has the potential to wash away the product and stop it from working to the best ability.

    why careful after botox

    So much so that the side effects and risks are less important at this stage. The main concern is that you could accidentally shift the product and move it into an area that you didn’t mean to treat.

    So – what should I not do after having Botox?

    Dr Tim says it is best to

    ‘behave in a way that doesn’t increase blood flow to the face, so you can keep the molecule in the right place’.

    This means that you should avoid things that would make your heart pump harder for 48 hours post treatment.

    before and after botox treatment result

    Examples of some don’ts include

    • Strenuous exercise
    • Saunas and steam rooms
    • Sunbeds
    • Drinking alcohol
    • Applying pressure to the treated area

    Anything that can increase blood flow is more likely to wash the product away and stop it from working efficiently.

    It is also advised not to apply makeup or touch the treated area for around 2-6 hours after treatment, in order to avoid infection to the injection points.

    Avoid having other facial treatments such as microneedling, dermaroller, microdermabrasion or semi-permanent makeup for 2 weeks after treatment.

    Is there anything I CAN do after having Botox?

    There are a few do’s you can do to improve the time it takes for the treatment to start working some magic. The aim is for the molecule to get into the nerve terminal and start working.

    The best way to do this is to use the muscles that have been treated in a subtle way such as doing facial exercises. Activating the nerves will help draw the product into the right places.

    It is also advised to try and sit upright for at least 2 hours after your treatment

    If you follow these instructions, then you are sure to see amazing Botox results in no time.



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