Pre and Post BOTOX Care

There are certain side effects that are associated with choosing to undergo BOTOX procedures. There are a few simple procedures that you can remember and follow before and after a procedure for Botox jaw reduction

Pre-Treatment Instructions

Refrain from consuming alcohol at least a whole day before you opt for this procedure.

Avoid any sort of medication that is primarily for inflammation or thinning of blood as these medications can cause bruising at the injection site.

Make sure that any special occasions such as weddings or vacations are not anywhere close to the date of getting the BOTOX procedure done. It is important that there is a gap of almost 2 weeks between the BOTOX appointment and the special occasion. In the case of bruising of the injection site, this can take even longer to heal. Those people who have sensitive skin that is more prone to bruising should make sure that this gap is at least 4 weeks.

It is important to stop the use of Retin-A 2 days before the treatment and also 2 days after the treatment.

If you have a cold, rash or blemish on the area of the procedure reschedule it the appointment at least for 24 hours.

If you are a person who continually suffers from cold sores make sure that you ask your doctor for antivirals before the procedure.

Always remember to have a hearty meal before you go into any sort of procedure so that you do not feel lightheaded during the treatment of your choice.

Those women who are pregnant or those who are breastfeeding their babies should not use BOTOX

Post-BOTOX treatment

Avoid manipulating the area of the injection for 3 hours after the treatment.

Do not opt for other treatments such as facial/laser or microdermabrasion at least 10 days after getting BOTOX injections.

Sometimes the persons who provide you with these services will ask you to smile and frown right after the treatment as they believe that it will help the BOTOX go deeper into the muscle in which it was injected.

Lying down within 4 hours of the treatment will not allow the BOTOX to track into the eye orbit and may cause a drooping eye.

The time period within which you can see the result is 4–7 days. If you didn’t receive the desired results you may have to go for touch-up sessions to inject additional product.

Avoid any activity that will involve heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or strain for at least 6 hours following the surgery.