If you have scheduled a Botox treatment for the first time, then you may be a little bit nervous about the injections. This is completely normal, especially if you want your treatment to be successful. Before you start your injections though, you should know that there are a few things that you should definitely avoid after the Botox is over. Keep reading to learn about a few of these things and also why they should be avoided.
Rubbing The Injection Sites
Your injections sites may feel a bit sore after the treatment is over. This is common and it is wise to use ice to reduce swelling and some of the aching sensations you feel. However, you should not massage the injection sites or touch them with your hands for at least a few days.
If you massage or touch the Botox injection sites, then you may inadvertently spread the Botox to another area of the body. This can cause muscles to feel numb in your face where the treatment was not performed. In rare cases, the Botox can spread to the blood and travel to tissues throughout the body. This can lead to a botulism infection.
You should know that you should also avoid facials and any other cosmetic treatments that involve the face. These include microdermabrasion and chemical peels.
Thankfully, Botox spreading risks reduce substantially after about 24 hours, so you can resume normal activities soon after your cosmetic treatment. However, it is wise to wait 48 hours just to be on the safe side.
Taking Pain Relievers
Many over the counter NSAID pain relievers cause the blood to thin. If you take aspirin, ibuprofen, or naproxen after your Botox treatment, then you may see some bruising at each injection site. While this will not cause any long term effects, it can be aesthetically unpleasant. You can avoid the bruising by skipping the pain relievers or by choosing to take acetaminophen as well, which is far less likely to cause bruising issues.
If you do see some bruising, then apply a topical vitamin K ointment to the injection area. You can also use an all natural cream like arnica over the site to reduce the appearance of a bruise. Certain laser treatments can be completed to reduce the bruising too, so speak with your dermatologist about this. However, the bruises will go away on their own within several days, so treatment is not necessary if you simply want to wait for the bruises to fade.
For additional information, you will want to contact a company such as Azalea Skin Treatment Center.Share
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