For two days prior to your treatment:
Recent studies have found that people deficient in the mineral zinc do not get optimal results from botox, since the mineral is required by the body to bind with botox. Therefore, to get the best results, you are advised to ideally take a zinc supplement for a couple of days prior to your treatment, and on the day of treatment.
For four hours following your treatment:
- Do actively contract and use your muscles, work your face with lots of smiling and frowning.
- Do stay upright and do not bend over.
- Do not take vitamin E, aspirin or consume alcohol.
For 24 hours following your treatment:
- Do not rub or massage the treated area.
- Do not have any facial treatments.
- Do not shampoo your hair or have a scalp massage.
For 48 hours following your treatment:
- Do not travel by airplane.
For one week following your treatment do not have any of the following treatments:
- Laser treatment or any electrical beauty treatments.
Wait for up to two weeks for treatment to work fully.
You will still be able to use your muscles to a small extent in the area. If after two weeks you have no apparent change please contact us as it might be necessary to repeat the treatments.
Notify us immediately if you experience any eyelid or brow droop or notice an area of infection.
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Botox Aftercare
Can I have a Botox treatment if I am on antibiotics?
Probably not. In some cases, treating a client on antibiotics with Botox can create the risk your body will develop antibodies to the Botox itself. We therefore need to know which antibiotics you are on and the reason you are on them to ensure you can be safely treated with Botox.
If you have any Botox aftercare questions, please don’t hesitate to ask using either the Quick Contact form to the right of the page, or our Get in Touch contact form and we’ll get straight back to you.
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