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How to Take Care of Your Skin Before and After a Botox Treatment

Are you considering a Botox treatment to help eliminate any unwanted wrinkles and other signs of aging? Here are some pre and post Botox care tips to follow for the safest and most satisfactory results.

There is no denying it: the aging process and its effects on your skin are inevitable. Luckily, there are some very effective, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures, such as Botox and dermal fillers, that can help you naturally slow the process and eliminate any unwanted facial lines and wrinkles. 

Today, such non-surgical, anti-aging procedures are gaining popularity over cosmetic surgeries such as facelifts, because of their numerous benefits, which include: 

  • Quicker and painless treatments
  • More affordable costs
  • No surgical risks and fewer side effects
  • No recovery period
  • You can return to your daily activities immediately
  • Long-lasting and natural results


Customized Botox Treatments in Edmonton 

At Glo Skin and Med Spa, we offer a wide range of anti-aging and facial rejuvenation treatments, including Botox, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, to help you look and feel the very best. 

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5 Tips on How to Prepare For Your Botox Treatment 

When administered by a qualified Botox specialist, this minimally invasive cosmetic injectable is a very safe and effective way of achieving all your anti-aging goals. However, to ensure the most satisfactory outcome, there are certain things you should do prior to your treatment. 

This includes: 

  • Stick to a healthy diet. Following a healthy diet and adding more leafy greens to your food will help boost your general health and your Vitamin K. This is essential for reducing your risk of bruising or swelling.
  • Make sure you mention medications. Before your procedure, you must tell your doctor about which medications or supplements you are taking, because some medications such as aspirin, blood thinners, and even fish oils, can cause harmful side effects if combined with Botox.
  • Stop smoking. Smoking before a Botox treatment can increase your risk of bruising and interfere with healing. Talk to your Botox specialist if you smoke and they can advise on how long you should avoid cigarettes prior to your treatment.
  • Clean your skin. For the best results, your skin should be free of dirt, moisturizers, or other cosmetics. Before your treatment, wash your face thoroughly with a mild soap or cleanser.
  • Postpone your social activities. Because bruising and swelling are possible after your treatment, make sure to schedule all social plans for at least 10 days after the treatment.

In addition to this, you must remember to be realistic about your results. While the initial effects of the Botox treatments will be visible within 3 days, you should understand that your final results will be achieved at least 2-3 weeks after the procedure. 


How to Look After Your Skin Following a Botox Treatment 

While many patients underestimate the importance of Botox after-care, the truth is that to minimize your risk of side effects and to get the best results, it’s important to take care of your skin after the procedure. 

To do so, here are some tips you should follow: 

  • Avoid massaging the treatment area. This includes having any type of facial massage for at least 24 hours after your injection. Doing so could cause the Botox to spread into unwanted areas, resulting in dangerous side effects.
  • Don’t schedule any facial lasers or electrical treatments for at least 14 days following your Botox procedure.
  • Limit any strenuous exercise. Try to avoid any activities that involve heavy lifting or straining for at least 1-2 days following the procedure.
  • Stay out of the sun for at least 72 hours following your Botox treatment. When you do go outside, remember to ALWAYS apply sunblock of SPF 30 or higher.



Call Today 

To find out more about how our customized Botox treatments can help you address all your anti-aging skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, visit our Edmonton skin clinic at Terra Losa Shopping Centre, 17026 95 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta, T5T 5R5.

Alternatively, you can contact us at (780) 481-9772 or fill out our online contact form.

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