HOW LONG DOES BOTOX LAST ?
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Risks & side effects of Botox
The Botox effect lasts for 4-6 months – this means you will need top-ups a few times a year if you wish to maintain your look. Once you’ve had Botox injected, the effects on the muscles become apparent within a few hours, with the main effects appearing in about a week.
Botox Pre-Care Instructions
Contraindications to Botox include known allergy to botulinum toxin, certain neuromuscular disorders, or if you are pregnant or nursing. Please inform us of any allergies or medical conditions you may have.
Avoid blood-thinning medications such as Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil), Aspirin, naproxen (Aleve) for 5 days prior to your treatment and for 3 days after. These may increase your chances of bruising. Inform your doctor if you are on any prescription blood thinning medications (do not stop taking prescription medications unless specifically instructed to do so).
- Do not drink alcohol or take Vitamin E the day prior to treatment and the day after your treatment as this can also increase bruising.
- Schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks prior to a big event to allow the results to fully appear and so that any bruising has time to resolve.
- Be sure to have a good breakfast/lunch on the day of your procedure. This will reduce the chance of any light-headedness during the procedure.
- When taking on a patient for treatment there are certain questions that need to be asked to avoid any unwanted complications or adverse reactions.
You must complete a medical history form to determine if Botox is a suitable treatment for you. A clinic must be aware of all medical illnesses, diseases and conditions and whether the person has undergone any surgeries or procedures in the past. It is also important to know if the person is pregnant or nursing a child.
The Botox administrator should inquire about medication, herbs, supplements and other drugs the patient is taking and whether they have any allergies.
The patient receiving the Botox injections must stop taking blood-thinning medication at least a week prior to Botox injections. Avoid Aspirin, Advil, Excedrin, Vitamin E supplements and natural sources such as Fish oil, Ginseng and Gingko Bilbao. This helps prevent any bruising after the Botox treatment. All pain medications are to be avoided except Tylenol.
Another important Botox pre-care instruction is to cut down on alcohol in the days leading up to the Botox procedure to prevent bruising.
Region to Treat
If it is decided that Botox is the right solution for you, the next step is to decide which facial regions need to be treated. Discuss the ideal result – as sometimes the patient and medical professional might disagree on it. The targets of the Botox administrator should align with the patients.
Botox Aftercare Treatment
The patient should exercise the injected areas by trying out natural facial expressions for an hour after they are injected to help Botox spread throughout the face. Refrain from heavy exercise for 24 hours after your treatment.
What happens if I stop my Botox treatment?
By stopping your Botox treatments, lines will come back. If you decide to discontinue your Botox injections, the muscles in your treated area will begin to function normally again – as will the aging process.
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