After getting Botox treatments, patients are generally pleased with the results that they see in the mirror. In San Diego alone, the number of patients who have received Botox is at an all time high. But after you get your younger, wrinkle-free face, what happens next?
Dr. Nowak from Nowak Aesthetics has some very important post-treatment instructions that every Botox patient must keep in mind.
- Even though it may seem like an inviting idea to touch the parts of your face that have just been treated with Botox, DO NOT DO IT. Botox has a temporary paralyzing effect on the muscles where it is administered and touching or rubbing these treated areas may result to the drug migrating to adjacent muscle groups. This could lead to the unintentional paralysis of these muscles as well.
- For the first few days after your Botox treatment, avoid any form of strenuous activities that require too much physical exertion.
- Dr. Nowak advises against alcohol consumption after a Botox treatment. Some patients have been known to experience dizziness as a side effect of the procedure and drinking alcohol after receiving treatment could aggravate the condition.
- Taking medications that have a thinning effect on the blood such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, fish oils, and similar drugs must be avoided.
- If you plan on getting additional procedures done on your face such as peels or facials, it would be preferable to put them on for at least 24 hours after the Botox procedure.
- Bruising is a common side effect of Botox treatments and will occur at the injection sites. For this, topical preparations of vitamin K may help to hasten the fading away of the bruises until they eventually disappear. If necessary, patients may also opt to receive laser treatment to achieve the same effect.
- The results obtained the Botox are generally satisfactory but, in case you feel like they are not what you had in mind, let your doctor know and go back for a touchup session.
- It is extremely rare for any life-threatening side effects to occur after a Botox treatment, but in these extreme cases, make sure that you notify your doctor at once and that you receive medical attention immediately for any adverse reactions.
To learn more about Botox at Dr. Nowak’s cosmetic surgery practice in San Diego, contact us at (619) 420-1840 or fill out our contact form to schedule your private consultation today. We look forward to your visit!