Pre and After Care

Instructions for Anti-wrinkle injection

Pre-Treatment Instructions for Anti-wrinkle injection

  • If you have a special event coming up, please schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
  • If you are taking drugs such as Aspirin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or some other essential fatty acids you may need to notify us as these medications or herbal may increase the risk of bruising.
  • For herbal or supplement or vitamins you may stop them 3-7 days prior to your treatment.
  • For any prescribed medication you must contact our office before you stop any of these drugs.
  • If you develop a cold / flu, cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves.
  • It is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks to have botulinum toxin treatments performed if you have previously had cosmetic treatments with laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion.

Post-Treatment Instructions for Anti-wrinkle injection

  • The treatment may take 2-10 days to take full effect. It is recommended that the touchup, if needed, be done no later than 2 weeks after the initial treatment.
  • Physical activities– Light exercise can be performed after 6 hours but it is recommended that strenuous activities are avoided for 24 hours. Increasing circulation may inadvertently move the botulinum toxin from where it was injected.
  • Do NOT lie head down flat, touch, or rub the treated areas for at least 4 hours.
  • Avoid cosmetic treatments such as laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion for 2 weeks after treatment with Anti-wrinkle injections.
  • Try to avoid wearing makeup until the day after treatment. Earlier use may cause pustules.
  • Please report to your provider if any increased pain, increased swelling, redness, blisters, or itching immediately, should it occur following your treatment.
  • Avoid wearing hats or headbands after treatment.