A quick intro!
Botox is a safe, non-surgical and effective treatment to reduce the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. It works like magic on mild to moderate crow’s feet, frown lines and forehead lines.
However, just like every other cosmetic/aesthetic procedure there are some important things to remember before, during and after getting the procedure!
Ready to get your first botox treatment? Here are some helpful reminders!
Once you’ve made up your mind about getting a botox and booked an appointment, it’s best to
Avoid alcohol – It’s advised to stop the intake of alcohol particularly red wine at least 5 days before the treatment. This is because alcohol can make your skin dry and more prone to bruising after getting botox.
Avoid painkillers and other antiinflammatory drugs – It’s best to avoid drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen 1 week prior to the treatment as they might increase the risk of bleeding and bruising at the injection site.
Avoid excessive intake of caffeinated beverages – Caffeine might cause dehydration resulting in dry skin. This might cause redness or bruising at the injection site and delay the healing process.
Best practices for botox aftercare!
Botox is an acclaimed and 100% effective treatment for facial lines. You can get the best out of your botox treatment and avoid any unwanted side effects. However, you need to be mindful about these botox aftercare practices!
Avoid touching the treated area!
You might feel the natural urge to touch or rub the treated area to get the feel of it. Not a good idea! Doing so might spread the toxin to the surrounding areas resulting in bruising and unwanted reactions. Avoid rubbing your face for at least 24 hours after getting the botox.
Take a day off from the gym!
Heavy exercise increases your blood pressure and causes flushing of the skin. It’s best to avoid heavy exercises at least 12-24 hours after the treatment.
Busting the myths around BOTOX aftercare
- Botox has long term side effects!
Botox is a safe and effective procedure as long as you follow the before and aftercare precautions mentioned above. It is designed to target specific areas and is injected in minute quantities.
- You can’t stop getting botox once you’ve started!
Botox is a neurotoxin and the chemical compound injected has no addictive properties at all! The only thing that keeps you hooked to the treatment is the smooth, beautiful glow that makes you feel empowered.
- Botox leaves you expressionless!
Botox can temporarily stop the muscles from contracting but the effects wear dissipate after 3-4 months. You can continue to display all emotion in your face immediately after getting botox.
- Your wrinkles might worsen if you stop getting it!
Once the effect of botox wears off, the wrinkles might reappear, but they won’t become worse. However, a benefit of botox is a potential reduction in the appearance of wrinkles permanently after a few sessions.