How to Avoid Problems with Botox
If you are ready to have a Botox treatment done on your face in order to look younger, there are steps that you need to take both before and after your treatment in order to avoid unwanted swelling, bumps, lumps, and bruising.
Continue reading for a few tips that will help you avoid problems with Botox so you can achieve amazing results.
Stop Taking Certain Medications Prior to Botox
Before you have a Botox injection, you should stop taking certain medications about a week before the treatment. However, you should ask your doctor first if you can discontinue use of these products if you have a medical reason for taking them daily.
Some of the medications that you should avoid include aspirin, ibuprofen, St. John’s Wort, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E, Ginseng, and Gingko Biloba because these will reduce your blood’s ability to clot, leading to bruising.
Keep Your Head Up
For at least two hours after you receive a Botox injection, you should not lower your head. Instead, keep it elevated. This means you should not do yoga or other workouts that require that you bring your head down. You also should avoid blow drying your hair, bending over, or taking a nap.
Other Things to Avoid
Other things you should avoid include excessive heat or sun exposure, at least until the redness and swelling have gone away. You should also avoid drinking alcohol for a full 24 hours after you receive the treatment. And you should avoid massaging or squeezing any areas of your face that have been treated, at least for a few hours after you get the injection, because doing so could change your results, even if subtly. Also, don’t wear a tight hat either.
Exercise, in general, should be avoided for about 48 hours after the procedure. You can walk, but you should maintain a heart rate that is under 100 beats per minute, so avoid aerobic workouts.
Wear Plenty of Sunscreen
To protect your skin against the sun’s harsh rays, you will need to apply sunscreen frequently. Make sure that the sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays, and it should also have an SPF of 30 or higher. And when you do step outside, wear a hat to further protect your delicate facial skin.
Reduce Swelling with Ice
A cold compress applied to any areas of your face that are swollen after a Botox treatment is a great way to help reduce the inflammation and bring you some much-needed relief. Just apply it to the area for around 5 or 10 minutes each hour so that you don’t overdo it or end up causing further irritation.
In addition to following the tips above, make sure that you go to a reputable dermatological centre, such as Cotswold Face Aesthetics Clinic, whenever you want to have a Botox treatment to improve the look of your skin and appear more youthful. Sticking with licensed professionals will ensure you get the best product, treatment, care, and advice that will ensure you look your best.
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