What do I need to do after my anti-wrinkle injections?
You’ve made the decision to visit one of our highly trained medical practitioners at Dermoperfection for your Botox brand injections, but what happens afterwards?
The first thing to remember is that optimal results will take a few days after your initial treatment, and 2 to 3 weeks after the treatment you will see the full effects and amazing results
Botox is short for Botulinum toxin and works by interrupting the muscle contractions that cause this, meaning they are unable to crease the skin anymore.
The anti-ageing injection is a minimally invasive procedure, so there is little downtime, however these are a few pointers to keep in mind to ensure your results are at their peak effectiveness.
Don’t hit the gym straight away
For the first 24 hours following the treatment, you will need to take it slowly to give your new injections time to work, and to avoid the Botox spreading to unintended areas. Wait a few hours before light exercise, such as yoga or jogging, and a full day before getting back to your normal exercise routine.
Avoid alcohol for 24 hours
It’s best to book your Botox appointment when you’re having a quiet night-in later, as alcohol has an anti-inflammatory effect, which thins your blood and leads to bruising in the affected areas. You should also avoid over-the-counter anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen.
Don’t go out in the sun
Sun exposure raises your blood pressure and flushes your skin, which is another cause of bruising around the affected area. Avoid sunlight as much as possible for the first 48 hours, as well as tanning beds, saunas and hot tubs.
Don’t apply unnecessary pressure
The affected area should be left alone as much as possible for the first few days, so avoid massages and any tight clothing or headwear. Also try not to sleep on where the Botox was injected.
Give your skin a break
You should avoid using any exfoliating scrubs on your face within the first 24 hours. You should also not undergo similar procedures in that time – Dermoperfection’s medical professionals are well-trained to ensure we do not combine treatments where it is unsafe to do so.
Listen to our team
You can be assured you are in safe hands with us, and we will give you all the best aftercare tips during your appointment so you can go home without any concerns. And if you have any questions before, during and after your treatment, do not hesitate to bring these up with us.
To book a consultation with the Birmingham team of expert clinicians at Dermoperfection’s medical skin and cosmetic clinic, head to our website and let’s create your anti-wrinkle treatment plan together!