Before any treatment, I will have to assess your expectations and thus create a treatment plan. All information about the Botox (botulinum toxin) presented here are general.
– No anti-inflammatory drugs
Ibuprofen and other anti-inflammatory drugs can make bruising sustained after treatment worse.
– Static VS dynamic wrinkles
The Botox injections can be used for reduce the appearance of wrinkles dynamic (which are only visible during expression), but will not get rid of static wrinkles (which appear even when the face is at rest). If you have a mix of static and dynamic wrinkles, we may use other treatments in conjunction.
- No alcohol
Botox and alcohol do not make a good cocktail!
Alcohol can exacerbate any bruising from treatment and should therefore be avoided before and after treatment. It is recommended to allow a minimum of 24 hours between injections and alcohol consumption.
– No strenuous exercise
This can cause bruising and, in extreme cases, movement of Botox to other areas of the face.
– No plane
We recommend allowing 24-48 hours between treatment and flight, as changes in air pressure can alter the way botulinum toxin affects your face.
If you develop bruises, you can use arnica to lessen their appearance.