Pre and Post Botox/Dysport Instructions:
To avoid bruising it is best not to take any pain relievers that are blood thinners such as aspirin like Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, or Vitamin E. 3 days prior to or 24 hours after injections. Avoid alcohol for a few days after treatment since it, too, is a blood thinner.
Do not use Botox if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, are allergic to any of its ingredients, or suffer from any neurological disorders. Please inform your clinician if you have any questions about this prior to the procedure.
Inform your clinician if you have a history of Perioral Herpes to receive advice on antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
Always inform your clinician of all medications you may be taking as well as your medical history.
You may have bruises in the areas treated with Botox/Dysport. This is normal. It can take up to two weeks for you to experience the full effect of the Botox treatment. It takes time for the muscles to lose strength and the lines to fade following Botox/Dysport treatments. Movement of lines diminished is OK. The objective of the Botox/Dysport treatment is to improve the appearance of the lines, not necessarily paralyze the muscle. If we can achieve the improvement of the lines without complete paralysis in the area then you benefit from continued use of subtle facial expression in that area of your face.
It is best to try to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows, or squinting). This helps to work Botox/Dysport Cosmetic into your muscles. Although thought to help, it will NOT impact your treatment negatively if you forget to do this.
Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 4 hours after your treatment. Do NOT practice Yoga or any type of strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. Also, avoid facials or saunas for 24 hours after your treatment. This will minimize the risk of raising your blood pressure and therefore minimize the risk of temporary bruising.
Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after treatment. This is to avoid the risk of pressure on the treated areas (from your pillow) and to avoid the risk of having the area rubbed accidentally.
Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours. If you need to apply make-up within 4 hours after your treatment, only use a GENTLE touch to avoid rubbing the treated area.
Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect. Please wait until the 14 days has passed before assessing if you are pleased with the result.
Botox/Dysport Cosmetic is a temporary procedure and at first, you may find that your treatment results will last approximately 3 or 4 months. If you maintain your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended by your doctor, the duration of each treatment result may last longer than 4 months.
Initially our clinic sees patients between the 3-month (12 week) and 4 month (16 week) time period. We are able to create the best clinical results for you during this period. If you allow Botox/Dysport Cosmetic to wear off completely, it is difficult for the doctor to be able to see how your individual muscles reacted and therefore optimal results for your face can be more difficult to achieve.
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Consult your clinician if you have any questions or Concerns