Things Not to Do After Botox
When it comes to taking care of yourself both internally and externally there are lots of regiments and procedures that you can undergo. Choosing elective surgeries can be very empowering when set with the proper intentions. When you align your intentions with your actions there is no more better result that you can expect but a beautiful life radiating from your beautiful soul.
As a cosmetic procedure, few things match the popularity of Botox. Its use has grown exponentially just over the last decade, and the reason is easy to understand: it is clinically tested and approved, and it is considered to be an effective and safe method to smooth out wrinkles around the eyes, on the forehead, and anywhere on the face. However, the skincare experts at VIDA & CO want to remind you that even when you get Botox, following a consistent skincare routine is essential to get the most optimal results. Also, it is important to be aware that there are certain things you should not do after getting Botox to ensure you get the results you expect and to help it last a long time. Read on to find out what these are.
You know you always take care of yourself and want to look your best. However, skip the workout immediately after receiving a Botox injection. You need to give the treatment at least 24 hours to absorb into the skin fully. If you work out and start sweating, your blood circulation can increase and shift the Botox to a nearby location. Stay away from any activity that raises your heart rate.
Touching The Site
You may be tempted to constantly run your fingers over the area that has just been treated. You may also feel some tender spots where the injections went in and want to massage them. By doing so, you can jeopardize the result of the treatment by moving it to an unwanted area. Leave your skin alone for at least 24 hours after receiving the treatment.
Having a glass of wine to celebrate your new look may seem like a good idea. However, it is important to note that alcohol is one of the main elements resulting in bruising or hematoma after receiving a Botox treatment. Alcohol dilates your blood vessels, and you may suddenly see a bruise in the area where the treatment just went in. Avoid alcohol a few days before and after the treatment to get the best results.
Taking Blood Thinners
If you take an aspirin a day, stop taking it a few days before the treatment. This way, you will lessen your chances of bleeding or bruising under the skin. If you take a blood thinner prescribed by a physician, contact them directly before the Botox to get their approval to proceed with the treatment.
Exposing your skin to the sun’s rays after a Botox treatment can increase swelling and redness in the area; it can also dilate blood vessels and, as mentioned above, increase the chances of bruising. Don’t tan, sunbathe, or use a heat lamp until all signs of redness or swelling have disappeared.
Even though you may be feeling a little tired after the excitement of getting Botox, skip the nap. Avoid lying down for at least 4 hours after the treatment. You don’t want to fall asleep precisely on the area of your face that was treated and put pressure on that spot with your pillow. Once again, you do not want to do anything that may result in the Botox shifting to a nearby place where it is not supposed to go.