How to Care For Your Skin After Botox Injections

  • October 18, 2022

One of the reasons we love Botox is because of the minimal downtime and how non-invasive it is. To get the best results from your Botox injections aftercare is essential. Below the professionals of Faces Med Spa chat about the best aftercare for Botox injections.

What is Botox?
Botox mainly targets frown lines between the brows and crow’s feet lines. Botox injections stop nerve impulses from reaching the small face muscles that cause expression lines. The injections allow your muscles to relax, softening and preventing wrinkles.

Side Effects of Botox
The most common side effects of Botox are mild tenderness or bruising at the injection site. Possible rare side effects include dry mouth, discomfort or pain at the injection site, tiredness, headache, neck pain, eye problems: double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. These are not all of the possible serious side effects of Botox, we recommend scheduling a consultation prior to your appointment to ensure Botox is right for you. At Faces Med Spa we offer free consultations to determine which treatments align with your skin type and goals.

Best Practices Following Your Botox Injections
Botox injections will take two to four days for results to become noticeable and typically last up to four months. Our professionals at Faces Med Spa recommend scheduling follow-up appointments once every three to four months. You won’t experience a lot of downtime because Botox is a minimally invasive procedure. However, there are some aftercare best practices you may adhere to that might aid in the injections’ optimum results.

Avoid Exercise for 24 Hours
Your muscles are contracted during exercise, which could lessen the toxin’s effectiveness, so we recommend waiting at least 24 hours before working out if exercise is a regular part of your lifestyle. Blood flow is increased by exercise, which might transfer the toxin to unanticipated locations and lessen its impact at the injection site.

Do Not Apply Makeup
Do not use makeup for 24 hours if you had Botox injections in your face. The skin will be rubbed when cosmetics are applied, potentially spreading the Botox to unwanted areas. 

Ditch the Drinks and Anti-Inflamatory Drugs
Because alcohol is an anti-inflammatory, it thins blood, which increases the risk of bruising around the injected areas. We also recommend avoiding anti-inflammatory drugs. If the pain at the injection sites is bothering you, you may take Tylenol. 

Avoid the Sun
Your blood pressure increases and your skin becomes inflamed under direct sunlight. This could result in bruising near the injection site. 48 hours following your treatment, avoid the sun.

Don’t Sleep on Injection Sites
We recommend not lying down for at least four hours after your Botox injection. This allows the injections to settle into the muscles. 

We want our clients to get optimal results when they come to us for facial rejuvenation and anti-aging treatments. Be sure to ask your injector for tips on how to get the most out of your Botox treatments. 

Schedule Your Free Consultation with Faces Med Spa Today
Our free consultations are a great way to find out more about our services and the procedures that will work best for your skin type. All consultations are tailored to your specific wants and needs in order to ensure that you receive the best care. To learn more about our consultation process or about Botox injectables, contact us today.