Post Care Instructions

Botox®

Post Care instructions

  • Do NOT manipulate the treated area for 4 hours following treatment. 
  • Do NOT receive facial/laser treatments or microdermabrasion after Botox injections for at least 10 days. Ask your provider if you are unsure of the timeframe of certain services.
  • Swelling and redness are quite common. Icing the treated area after treatment may help this. 
  • Do NOT lie down for 4 hours after your Botox treatment. 
  • Do NOT perform activities involving straining, heavy lifting, or vigorous exercise for 4-6 hours after treatment. 
  • It can take approximately 4-7 days for results to be seen, and up to 14 days for full effect.  If the desired result is not seen after two weeks post-treatment, you may need additional Botox. You are charged for additional product used, at the rate of $10.50 per unit. 
  • The most common side effects include, but are not limited to: temporary injection site redness, pain/tenderness, firmness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching, infection, and discoloration. 
  • Makeup can be applied immediately after injection, however, ensure clean makeup and brushes to minimize infection risk. 
  • Bruising is common after Botox injections. To reduce bruising and shorten bruising time, topical Arnica and ice may be used daily.
  • Unless you are experiencing an abnormal adverse reaction, assessment and/or adjustment to the injection site will not be considered prior to day 14 from the injection date, including additional botox being injected. Follow-up questions/concerns will be addressed at the two week follow up appointment.