Thank you for visiting Emma Hart Aesthetics today. It was lovely to see you, and we hope you enjoyed your treatment.
Below are some helpful aftercare guidelines to follow allowing for optimal treatment results
- Keep it clean. When was the last time you disinfected items you’re in close contact with?
If you’re going to receive Botox, it’s important to disinfect any objects that could come in to contact with your face afterward, such as pillows or your phone. You don’t want any bacteria transferring onto your face!
- Drink PLENTY of water
Your skin can’t function properly without the water that hydrates it. So, even if you’re uased to replying to a mask or a serum to infuse your skin with life-giving hydration you need to be sure to drink water throughout the day.
- Avoid the sun & wear a high SPF
After your botox it’s best to stay out of the sun for a week post treatment to avoid tanning the skin or causing burning of the skin. Use a hat to protect your face from the sun right after treatment, and always apply sunscreen throughout the day. SPF is key to combating the premature signs of ageing.
- Avoid using active ingredients for 48 hours
It’s important to steer clear of active ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, and retinol while your skin is still vulnerable. Avoid using any exfoliating cleansers or products during this time. High-impact activities that cause perspiration and sebum can also cause irritation, so it’s best to steer clear of those as well.
- Avoid heat treatments for 48 hours
As with active ingredients, it is just as important to avoid heat treatments post treatment such as steam rooms, saunas, swimming and intense workouts to avoid irritation of the skin.
6. Avoid laying down for 4 hours post treatment
You might be sore or a little tired after having Botox injected, but you should avoid laying down for the first four hours after the injections. Both bending and laying down could spread the toxin and lead to bruising at the injection site
7.How often should you be having Botox?
8. Avoid wearing makeup for 48 hours
There’s nothing wrong with wearing makeup after you get injections, but it’s best to wait until the injection sites have closed up and the redness has faded away usually after 24 hours but 48 hours is preferred.
9. Avoid Caffeine & alcohol 48 hours prior
You should also avoid coffee & alcohol before Botox. This is because coffee contains caffeine, which may trigger your blood pressure and increase the likelihood of bruising during the procedure. For this reason, you should avoid coffee and other beverages containing caffeine at least 24 hours before the treatment.
10. No rubbing the injection sites
You may be tempted to touch or rub the injection site and surrounding areas to reduce the raised bump. Don’t! Although there is no associated downtime, Botox takes approximately four hours to fully settle. During that time, Botox bonds to the targeted muscle. By rubbing or touching the injection, you run the risk of shifting and dispersing the Botox to a different, unintended muscle. Slight bumps, lumps, and redness at the injection site are not uncommon and will go away within the next few days. Also, know that it can take for up to one week for results to be fully.
11. No Strenuous activity
Try to take it easy for the first 24 to 48 hours. Side effects of Botox are exacerbated with any aerobic exercise. As your blood pressure rises, so does the chance for swelling, redness, and bruising. On a similar note, avoid extremely warm situations like a hot bath or a sauna.