Treatment Instructions

What to Do Before BOTOX© Treatment

There are a few precautions you should take prior to your BOTOX© treatment.

Avoid Certain Medications and Supplements.

Avoid using aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines, St. John’s Wort, or high doses of Vitamin E supplements for one week prior to your treatment. These substances may increase bruising or bleeding at the site of your injections.

Save the Wine, Beer and Alcohol for later.

Do not consume alcohol one week before and after your BOTOX© treatment. Alcohol can decrease circulation and blood flow in your body, which could interfere with maximum results.

Reschedule the Treatment if You Have an Infection.

If you have an infection at the site where injections will be placed, simply reschedule the BOTOX© injections to another day allowing the infection to heal.

The safety of BOTOX© for use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding has not been established.

What to Do After BOTOX© Treatment

While severe side effects are rare, from the use of BOTOX©, there are a few post-treatment instructions you should be aware of:

  1. Do NOT lie down for 3 to 4 hours following treatment.
  2. Simple movements of the face in the area of treatment such as smiling are recommended.
  3. However, avoid physical manipulation such as massage of the area with your hands for 6 hours.
  4. Avoid touching the treated area within six hours of your treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
  5. Until any initial redness and swelling have disappeared, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sunlamp or sunbathing).