Botox & Botulinum Anti Wrinkle Post Treatment Advice
Try to exercise your treated muscles for 2 – 3 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). This helps to work the botulinum toxin into your muscles. Although this is thought to help, it will NOT impact your treatment negatively if you forget to do this.
– Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after your treatment.
– Do NOT apply make‑up for 4 hours after your treatment.
– Do NOT lie down or do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment. Feel free to shower and go about most other regular daily activities.
Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours after your treatment.
Results of your treatment may take up to 14 days to take full effect.
The results of your botulinum toxin treatment are not permanent. You may find that your results will last approximately 3 or 4 months. If you maintain your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended the duration of each treatment result may last longer than 4 months.
Initially, we see our patients between the 3 month (12 week) and 4 month (16 week) time period. The best clinical results can be achieved for you during this period. If you allow the botulinum toxin to completely wear off, it is difficult for the injector to be able to see how your individual muscles reacted and therefore optimal results for YOUR face can be more difficult to achieve.
Botulinum toxin treatment requires a special technique in order to customize the injections to your individual muscular structure. Thus, it is important that your injector sees you before your muscles resume the full range of motion (and cause wrinkling again). Your injector needs to see you at the point when some muscle activity resumes, but before the effects of the botulinum toxin fully wears off. It is only at this point that an injector can customize the treatment to give you the best effect for your face.