Botox/Dysport Aftercare Guide

Congratulations on your recent Botox/Dysport treatment! To ensure the best results and minimize any potential side effects, please follow this aftercare guide carefully.

Immediately After Treatment

  1. Stay Upright:
    • Avoid lying down for at least 4 hours after the treatment to prevent the Botox/Dysport from migrating to other areas.
  2. No Touching:
    • Refrain from touching, rubbing, or massaging the treated areas for at least 24 hours. This includes avoiding facials or other skin treatments.
  3. Facial Exercises:
    • Lightly exercise your treated muscles by frowning, raising your eyebrows, and smiling. This can help the Botox/Dysport settle into the muscles.

First 24 Hours

  1. Avoid Alcohol and Blood Thinners:
    • Do not consume alcohol or take blood-thinning medications such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) unless prescribed by your doctor. These can increase the risk of bruising.
  2. No Strenuous Activity:
    • Avoid vigorous physical activity, including heavy lifting and intense exercise.
  3. Avoid Heat Exposure:
    • Stay away from saunas, hot tubs, tanning beds, and prolonged sun exposure. Heat can increase the risk of bruising and swelling.
  4. Sleep Position:
    • Try to sleep on your back with your head elevated to reduce swelling.

First Week

  1. Gentle Skincare:
    • Use gentle skincare products and avoid any harsh treatments like chemical peels or microdermabrasion for at least a week.
  2. Avoid High-Pressure Situations:
    • Refrain from activities that put pressure on the treated areas, such as wearing tight hats, headbands, or goggles.

General Care

  1. Monitor Side Effects:
    • Common side effects include mild bruising, swelling, redness, and tenderness at the injection sites. These usually subside within a few days. If you experience severe or unusual symptoms, contact your healthcare provider immediately.
  2. Follow Up:
    • Schedule a follow-up appointment with your provider 2 weeks after the treatment to assess the results and address any concerns.
  3. Maintain Results:
    • Botox/Dysport effects typically last 3-4 months. Regular treatments can help maintain the desired results.
  4. Healthy Lifestyle:
    • Maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and adequate hydration to support overall skin health.

Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to support you through your aftercare process.