The Dos And Don'ts After BOTOX® Treatment

The Dos And Don'ts After BOTOX® Treatment

BOTOX® is a great way to address the fine lines and wrinkles that can make you appear tired, stressed, and older than you are. As one of the most common anti-aging treatments available, BOTOX® can improve the appearance of:

  • Forehead creases
  • Frown lines
  • Necklace lines
  • Sagging brows and eyelids
  • Crow’s feet
  • Sagging jowls
  • And more

If you have decided that BOTOX® is the right choice for you, there are some dos and don’ts to help you optimize your treatments and preserve the outcomes for longer.

How To Get The Most From Your BOTOX® Treatments

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX® is a cosmetic and medical treatment prepared from the botulinum toxin, a neurotoxin protein produced by the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. BOTOX® works by blocking chemical signals that tell the muscles to contract, reducing and softening wrinkles and fine lines in the treatment area. 

What Is A BOTOX® Treatment Like?

Your doctor or nurse will artfully plan the placement of your injections based on your personal goals for treatment. Using an extremely fine needle, BOTOX® is injected into the treatment area. You may experience some very minimal redness or bruising at the injection site, but this should resolve within a couple of days. You will notice visible results after about 1-2 weeks and results can last up to 4 months or longer.

The Dos After BOTOX® Treatment

  • Do Make Faces: Following your treatment, move your face. Smile, frown, raise your eyebrows. These movements can help activate the BOTOX® to reach the target cells. 
  • Do Hold Your Head High: It is recommended that you remain upright for at least four hours after treatment. This will help minimize pressure and help to avoid increased blood flow which could cause the BOTOX® to be dispersed.
  • Do Protect Your Skin: Avoid extreme heat and sun exposure to protect your skin.
  • Do Go Makeup Free: Touching your face can introduce bacteria and rubbing makeup on your face could disperse the BOTOX®.
  • Do Get Back In The Swing Of Things: One of the greatest things about an anti-aging BOTOX® treatment is that treatment is quick and there is virtually no downtime. Many patients return to work or meet a friend for lunch following a treatment.

The Don’ts After BOTOX® Treatment

  • Don’t Exercise: You should avoid exercise and strenuous activity for at least 24 hours after injections. Exercise can increase blood flow which could make the BOTOX® disperse and become less effective in the treatment area.
  • Don’t Drink: Alcohol and even certain medications can increase your risk of post-treatment bruising. You should abstain from alcohol for 24 hours prior to and 24 hours after your BOTOX® injections. It is best to avoid excessive caffeine after your treatment as well.
  • Don’t Sleep On Your Treatment Area: Minimize pressure on your treatment areas by finding a sleeping position that is slightly elevated.
  • Don’t Touch Your Face: It may be tempting to prod a little to test out the effects of your BOTOX® injections, but most doctors recommend that you minimize touch from 1 to 3 days to avoid spreading the BOTOX®, introducing bacteria to the injection site, or causing bruising.
  • Don’t Have Beauty Treatments: Facials, facial massages, and other cosmetic beauty treatments could cause the injected BOTOX® to spread and become less effective. Most doctors advise that you wait two weeks before a visit to the spa.
  • Don’t Go To Extremes: It is best to avoid extreme heat and cold after BOTOX® treatment. Stay away from tanning beds, sun lamps, and saunas and protect your face when venturing out into sub-zero temperatures.

BOTOX® For More Youthful Skin At Glo Skin & Medspa In Edmonton

If you are considering BOTOX® treatment to help smooth out fine lines and wrinkles and to achieve a rejuvenated youthful complexion, contact our cosmetic injection experts at Glo Skin Medspa for a complimentary consultation and follow these dos and don’ts for optimal and long-lasting results. Our team has performed tens of thousands of transformative cosmetic procedures and is committed to patient education and beautiful, natural results. Contact the team at Glo Skin & Medspa by calling 1-780-481-9772 or by filling out the online contact form.


Q: Is BOTOX® safe?
A: Yes! BOTOX® is the only FDA-approved treatment to temporarily improve the appearance of frown lines and crow’s feet. BOTOX® is one of the most researched medical treatments in the world and is approved for many uses some of which include:

Both the safety and efficacy of BOTOX® have been evaluated in Allergan Clinical Trials and 417 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.

Q: When will the results of my BOTOX® treatment be apparent?
A: You will notice improvement within the first 5-7 days; however, it can take up to 2 weeks for full effectiveness.

Q: Will others notice I had BOTOX®?
A: With a combined 20 years industry experience, our injectors aim to achieve natural looking results. It’s important to us that you still maintain flex of expression. With optimal dosing based on your individual anatomy, you can still have the same expressions without forming or deepening fine lines and wrinkles.


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