What to Avoid When Receiving Botox Injections

When receiving Botox injections, there are certain precautions you should take to ensure the best results. Avoid any additional facial treatments, such as massages, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion, within 24 hours of your appointment. You should also abstain from using makeup and other topical creams such as Retin A for at least 24 hours after your injections. Dermatologist Lesley Loss, MD of Rochester, NY, recommends having clean skin before the procedure to save time and ensure that nothing gets under the skin besides the product.

The risk of bruising after Botox increases when the body or face becomes too hot. To avoid this, it is best to avoid hot tubs, saunas, and other similar places. Additionally, take a warm shower instead of a hot one for at least 24 hours after treatment. After a Botox injection, your cosmetic surgeon or nurse will advise you on aftercare.

Exercise should be avoided for at least 3 hours after treatment. Christopher Manios, MD of Walnut Creek, CA recommends avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs for seven days before receiving BOTOX injections. Before any injection, the doctor will examine your face and clean the skin with alcohol or an antiseptic to avoid any risk of infection. For the first 24 to 48 hours after treatment, there are a couple of things you should avoid.

It is always recommended to avoid touching your face to prevent bacteria, debris and excess oil from causing skin problems. Additionally, it is important to avoid taking a hot bath or shower until a full 24-hour period has passed after your treatment. Madnani says it's important to avoid blood thinners, such as Asprin, Motrin, Advil, vitamin E or fish oil a few days before your injectable treatment. It is particularly important to avoid excessive heat around the face; even standing on a pot of boiling water should be avoided.

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