Four Things BOTOX® Patients Should Avoid After Treatment
If you're looking to reduce the appearance of forehead wrinkles, frown lines, or Crow's feet, BOTOX has been a safe and popular treatment for decades for people who want to restore their skin's youthful appearance. BOTOX can even be used as a preventive treatment for those who spend time in the sun and want to slow down signs of aging.
At Brickell Cosmetic Center in Miami, FL, our team provides BOTOX to patients near Brickell, Key Biscayne, and Coconut Grove.
Keep reading to learn more about how to make the most of BOTOX treatment and what to avoid after your injections.
How does BOTOX work?
After a consultation with a member of our team, we will let you know if you're a good candidate for cosmetic injections, such as BOTOX. This quick outpatient procedure can take as little as 5 – 10 minutes, leaving you with smoother skin that only improves over time.
BOTOX is a purified form of botulism toxin type A that works by blocking signals to the facial muscles that cause what we call "dynamic wrinkles." These are the wrinkles you see when you move your face (such as the horizontal lines you see when your raise your eyebrows or the "11s" between your brows when you furrow them).
The more we smile, squint, frown, etc., the more those dynamic wrinkles cause long-lasting creases on our face (which lead to static wrinkles, which stick around even at rest). Preventing your face from making the muscle contractions that create those lines gives your skin a chance to relax and smooth out some of those wrinkles as well.
What four things should I avoid after getting BOTOX?
While you can leave the office and get back to your daily routine right after BOTOX injections, there are some things you should avoid right after getting BOTOX to help achieve the best results.
Things to avoid after BOTOX include:
Laying down in the three hours after injections
Rubbing or massaging your face for the next 24 hours
Anything that makes you sweat (such as vigorous exercise, saunas, hot tubs, or tanning booths) in the 24 hours after treatment
Alcohol use and direct sunlight for 48 hours after treatment
All of these actions can cause bruising and swelling that delay seeing the results of your BOTOX injections. In some cases, laying on your face (or sleeping on your face in the immediate days following treatment) can give you undesired aesthetic results.
We will give you specific aftercare instructions and answer any questions you have at the time of your appointment.
Get BOTOX in Miami, FL
While BOTOX injections are safe, effective, and fast, they require a bit of planning, so you can avoid things that delay healing or interfere with results in the days after treatment. But once a few days have passed, your results will be set, and you can resume your normal activities. You'll see improvement in lines and wrinkles for 3 – 4 months, after which you can schedule maintenance appointments.
If you live in the Miami, FL area or near Brickell, Key Biscayne, or Coconut Grove, FL, schedule a consultation today at Brickell Cosmetic Center to find out more about correcting or preventing lines and wrinkles.