AT AFYA Skin and Body Clinic, we specialize in natural-looking Botox injections. Botox injections are a great way to give the skin a youthful appearance without having to undergo invasive surgery. For the best, long-lasting results though, there are a few aftercare tips you should follow. This will be fully covered after your Botox appointment, but here are a few general tips to keep in mind in the days following.
Sleep on Your Back
It’s recommended to avoid lying down for a few hours after the injections. Most people are more than fine to go to sleep at night that day, but it’s still best to avoid sleeping on your side or stomach. Sleeping on your back in preferable as it prevents the Botox from moving. This will allow the Botox to settle into the muscles without moving it.
Exercising is great, but try to hit the gym before your Botox appointment and not after. Some activities are okay after getting injections however it’s best to avoid anything too vigorous the day after treatment. The goal is to keep the Botox in place.
Don’t Rub Your Face
Most clients come to us wanting Botox to treat a few “problem areas”. Avoid rubbing or applying significant pressure to your face for roughly 24 hours after treatment. Otherwise, you run the risk of moving the Botox to unintended areas and undoing the work in the targeted spots. Too much touching can result in undesired results.
Skip Painkillers and Alcohol
Botox is a non-invasive treatment with minimal side effects. However, it’s not uncommon to feel sore and bruised in the treated areas afterward. Avoid taking any blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory painkillers to treat this though. It’s also recommended to skip drinking alcohol for the day after treatment due to its blood-thinning properties.
Injections provide almost immediate results, but the full results will take a few days to appear so be patient! In the days after your Botox injections, you’ll notice them settling in. Bruising will disappear as well, allowing you to see the final results. The great news it hat Botox injections last around 4-6 months!
Call With Any Concerns or Questions
If this is your first time getting Botox injections there are bound to be questions. Feel free to contact us if you have any, such as wanting to know if there are any safe painkillers to take! We’re more than happy to guide you throughout the aftercare process. Also be sure to contact us if there are any concerns, such as excessive swelling.
Ready to take the plunge? Contact us today to book a Botox appointment or to come in for a complimentary skin consultation!