Have you been considering getting BOTOX® Cosmetic? It is a great solution if you are tired of lines and wrinkles but not quite ready for a facelift or other surgical procedure just yet. However, although BOTOX Cosmetic has so many benefits, there are some things you should keep in mind for after the procedure.
What not to do after your procedure
One of the great things about BOTOX Cosmetic is that it only takes a few minutes and then you can get right back into your day – it is known as a “lunchtime procedure” because it is quickly done and there is no downtime needed afterward. However, for the BOTOX Cosmetic to be most effective, and for you to be at your most comfortable, there are some things you should avoid:
• Don’t go to the gym. It is best to avoid a significant elevation in your heart rate, which can increase any swelling and bruising after BOTOX Cosmetic. You should wait for at least 24 hours before going back to the gym.
• Don’t drink alcohol. You should not only avoid alcohol after your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment, you should also avoid it the day before and the day of the treatment. Alcohol thins the blood, which can increase bruising after BOTOX Cosmetic.
• Don’t get too hot. Avoid hot showers, saunas, and hot tubs. Heat can lead to an increase in bruising, swelling, and redness.
• Don’t take a nap. Staying upright for at least 4 hours after your treatment helps to prevent BOTOX Cosmetic from spreading away from where it was injected. If you lie down too soon after the procedure, it also increases your risk of bruising.
BOTOX Cosmetic has so many benefits. Patients love it because it is noninvasive, nonsurgical, quick, and effective. For best results, though, make sure that you follow your doctor’s instructions after receiving your BOTOX Cosmetic injections! If you are interested in seeing what BOTOX Cosmetic or other injectables can do for you, call Iorio Plastic Surgery. Contact the office in Holmdel and Colts Neck, New Jersey, at 732-780-9191 or the office in Brick, New Jersey, at 732-458-7400 for an appointment today!