Because of its consistent outcomes, Botox is the most widely used cosmetic procedure. However, what you do immediately following your Botox procedure may reduce its efficacy. You should therefore refrain from these seven things following your Botox appointment:
1. Rubbing Your Face
The area of the injection should recover shortly. Rubs, on the other hand, might aggravate the area where Botox was injected, extending redness and even resulting in bruising.
2. Lying Face-First
After your appointment, avoid napping immediately. For at least four hours following your injections, avoid laying on your face.
3. Exercising Effortfully
A vigorous workout can prevent Botox from properly settling into your muscles and nerves because of the tensing facial expressions that come along with it. after engaging in any kind of vigorous activity, including exercise, for at least 24 hours. If you must move, opt for a calm stroll.
4. Drinking Wine
Alcohol can cause blood to thin, which raises the possibility of bleeding and bruising following an injection. Before going to happy hour, wait 24 hours.
5. Using Blood Thinners
Aspirin, blood thinners, and NSAID painkillers all raise your risk of bleeding or bruising. They must be avoided for at least 24 hours following your injection, much like alcohol.
6. Not Washing Your Face
Applying moisturizer or washing your face both contribute to healthy skin. For at least six hours following treatment, you should refrain from bathing or using lotion to give the medication time to take effect.
7. Exposing the Botox-ed Area to Heat
Your skin may become inflamed by heat and sunlight, resulting in persistent erythema and edema. For at least 24 hours following your injection, stay away from heat sources, tanning booths, and direct sunlight. When you venture outside, cover your skin with a hat and/or sunscreen.
At Bergen County Botox, we offer skillfully positioned Botox injections to make you look younger and smoother. Additionally, we’ll show you how to properly care for your skin and recover from your procedure for the greatest results.