To minimize your recovery time & optimize your results, it is important to follow all post-procedure instructions as outlined below:

  1. Visible bumps and/or redness may be seen at the injection sites. This is normal and may last up to a few hours after treatment.  
  2. Bruising may occur. This happens in a small percentage of treatments but will not affect your treatment results. There also may be some discomfort associated with it. Bruising should resolve within a week. The use of Arnica Montana (available at health food stores and some local pharmacies) may help with bruising. It is available both topically (as gel or cream) and orally.
  3. The treatment will start to work in 2-7 days, and peak in about 2 weeks. Please note, if additional products are needed, it will not be injected until 14 days after your initial injection.
  4. Do not lie down for 4 hours post-injection. 
  5. Do not massage the area that was treated.  
  6. Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours following your treatment.
  7. Do not get a massage for a week after the treatment. Placing your face in the cradle when getting a massage can move the Botox beyond the intended muscle group and cause adverse outcomes.  
  8. If the forehead was treated, do not wear a hat or headband that could compress the area for 48 hours post-treatment.
  9. You may cleanse your face normally this evening, but please do not rub vigorously or massage the injected area.  Do not use massaging cleansing devices or any abrasive exfoliants/scrubs for 48 hours.  
  10. Cosmetics, moisturizers, lotions, may be used the next day, but do not apply extreme pressure or do anything that may cause discomfort.
  11. Headaches may be a possible side effect. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) may be used as needed. Flu-like symptoms are extremely rare, but may last 2-3 days. Fluids, rest, and Tylenol may be used. 
  12. Please contact the office directly if you experience any symptoms or problems other than those listed above or have any questions/concerns regarding your treatment. 

*New patients are required to return in 2 weeks for a follow-up appointment to evaluate results. Any necessary adjustments to treatment will be done at that time.
*Established patients should contact us with any questions or concerns regarding results within 2 weeks of initial treatment (if a follow-up appointment has not already been made).
* The results of this treatment vary but can last up to 3-4 months or longer. We recommend maintenance treatments every 3-4 months to maintain optimal results. 

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