Recovery and Healing
- Do NOT massage the area after being treated.
- Avoid laying down for 2 hours after being treated.
- Avoid flying for 2 hours after being treated.
- You may drive yourself to and from the treatments and resume normal activities immediately.
- Avoid sweating and heavy exercise for the first 24 hours.
Pain and Risk
- There can be a slight chance of minimal and temporary bruising at the injection site. Other negative side effects can be eyelid drooping if the Botox® seeps below the eyebrow and hits the muscle that controls the lid, BUT that is very rare.
- The only people that should not have Botox® treatments are those known to be allergic, persons with neurological diseases and pregnant women.
- First time Botox® users might encounter a slight headache which is felt for the first few days until the muscles completely relax.
What can you expect
- After treatment, the overlying skin remains smooth and unwrinkled while the untreated facial muscles contract in a normal fashion, reversing the visible signs of aging.
- Botox® can take anywhere from 2 to 7 days to have this effect after injection.
- The results last, on average, three to four months. However, after 1 to 2 years of repeated treatment every 3 or 4 months, some patients have experienced a more long-lasting effect.
- Botox® will not improve sagging skin or replace the need for a face lift or laser procedure.
- Botox® cannot improve wrinkles not caused by muscle contractions.
You should follow these simple Botox pre post care instructions to have the maximum benefits from the botox cosmetic treatment.
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Meet Dr. Ataii
Medical Director of Laser Cliniqúe
P. Alexander Ataii M.D. is the Medical Director and Founder of Laser Cliniqúe in San Diego. He is a skilled skin care specialist who focuses on all aspects of the skin both diagnostic and cosmetic.View Bio