How to Care for Your Skin After Botox

Botox is the miracle drug of the 21st century. Not only can it be used to treat things like migraines and profuse sweating, but it can also make individuals look years younger by helping to get rid of wrinkles. If you currently have or are considering getting Botox, get the best results possible and follow these three aftercare tips.tc1

Ice

Some, but not all individuals who receive Botox are prone to bruising. Depending on your skin type, and how you naturally react to things like Botox, will help to determine whether or not you will bruise. In order to eliminate any bruising afterwards, apply a cold compress across your forehead or eyes. The cold temperature will help to break up any blood cells that will cause bruising and will also help to eliminate any swelling.

Don’t Rub It

With some fillers available on the market, like Restylane, people are advised to massage the injection site in order to break up any fluid. However, because Botox is not an injectable, you are not supposed to rub the injection site after you have received treatment. In fact, it’s probably best to refrain from touching the injection site too much.

Watch Out for Adverse Side Effects

Just like with anything new, it’s important to see how your body reacts to it. If this is your first time getting Botox, be on the lookout for signs that include: dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, and eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight, drooping eyelids, swelling of your eyelids, and dry eyes. If you notice that you are suffering from any of these side effects, contact your doctor right away.

One of the best things about Botox is that there is virtually no downtime involved with this procedure. However, by following the above three tips, you can help to ensure that you get the best results possible from your Botox.

To learn more about Botox, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

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