Botulinum Toxins (Botox/Dysport/Xeomin)

Pre Care

  • This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 weeks of injection, due to potential for bruising.

  • Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginko, green tea and anti-inflammatories of any kind for 1 week before and following treatment to limit bruising.

  • It may take up to 10-14 days for Botox/Dysport to take full effect.

  • A follow-up visit at 10 days to  2 weeks may be suggested to access the results of your treatment, particularly if you are a first-time client. If the desired correction is not achieved, you may consider the purchase of additional Botox/Dysport for injection.

  • Expect treatment to last 3-6 months, then re-treatment is necessary.

  • Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting Botox/Dysport result.

Post Care

  • For the first 5-6 hours following Botox/Dysport, remain upright and periodically perform facial movements in the areas of injections, in order to work the Botox/Dysport into the muscle (e.g. smile, squint, etc.).

  • Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or straining for 4-5 hours (it takes approximately 5  hours for Botox/Dysport to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation during that time).

  • Do not rub, touch, or manipulate areas injected with Botox/Dysport for 6 hours.

  • Avoid irritating products (Retinols, Glycolics, acne medications, etc) for 24 hours following Botox/Dysport.

  • Bruising in the area(s) injected is normal, although rarely occurs, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several days. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising.

  • It may take up to 10-14 days for Botox/Dysport to take full effect.

  • A follow-up visit at 10 days to  2 weeks may be suggested to access the results of your treatment, particularly if you are a first-time client. If the desired correction is not achieved, you may consider the purchase of additional Botox/Dysport for injection.

  • Expect treatment to last 3-6 months, then re-treatment is necessary.

  • Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting Botox/Dysport result.

  • If your upper lip was treated you may not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks.

  • Although rare, infection in the injected area is possible. Signs of infection may include redness and tenderness in the infected area and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please contact us should you have any concerns.