Botox treatment in Phoenix can gently smooth out wrinkles and leave your face looking refreshed and more aesthetically pleasing. No downtime is required after a Botox treatment and patients can return to most of their usual activities immediately following your Botox application. There are a few activities that should be avoided following treatment, including:

Touching the Injection Sites – You may feel slight discomfort after the procedure and want to massage or rub the injection area, but this should be avoided for at least 24 hours after treatment. This could potentially move the Botox around into an unwanted area, producing unwanted results.

Lying on Your Face – The typical time to recover after Botox injections is 2 to 4 hours, so it’s best to avoid napping during that time.

Heavy Drinking – You should avoid large quantities of alcohol following Botox injections to avoid any negative reactions such as bruising. It’s recommended that you not consume alcohol at least a few days before and one day after your procedure.

Blood Thinners – Avoid taking anti-inflammatory painkillers, such as Aspirin or Ibuprofen, for 2 days before and 2 days after treatment. This medication reduces your blood’s ability to clot, and the reduced clotting can increase bruising and bleeding after a Botox injection.

Strenuous Activity – Give yourself a 24-hour window before resuming any strenuous activity regimens, including exercise. 

Avoid Excessive Heat – Until the redness and swelling have disappeared, avoid any sunbathing or heat lamp procedures.

Other Facial Procedures – For the first week following a Botox treatment you should stay away from other aesthetic treatments such as microdermabrasion, chemical peel and laser hair removal.

Botox is just one of several non-invasive procedures to reduce facial wrinkles. If you’re frustrated with lines on your face, contact THE CENTER for Advanced Dermatology at 602-867-7546 or website to schedule an appointment with Dr. Holy to determine the best wrinkle reducing option for you.