What To Do After A Botulinum Toxin Treatment?
Treatments should not impact your life too much at all. Here are some guidelines for after care.
Don’t make funny faces. There is no need to actively contract and use the muscles in the treated area. Some practitioners have traditionally advised patients to do funny facial exercises for a few hours after the treatment in an effort to increase the local uptake of product into the target muscles. However, there is no evidence that this is effective. Don’t bother.
Don’t lay down for 2-4 hours after the treatment because laying down is thought to increase the risk of the product spreading to other unintended local muscles.
Don’t rub or massage the treated area, have saunas/steam rooms or do any vigorous exercise for 24-48 hours. Don’t have any kind of facial treatment or facial massage as this could lead to the product spreading to nearby muscles where it might cause problems like eyelid droop.
Do wait for up to two weeks for the treatment to work fully. Be patient! Don’t be surprised if you can still move the treated muscles a little, even after 2 weeks. That’s normal. You want to reduce your wrinkles not paralyse your face completely.
Do contact Doctor Brad 2 weeks after your initial treatment if you are dissatisfied and feel that you would like to consult about the possibility of a “top-up” treatment.