With the development of fine lines and wrinkles on your face, you may be looking for a way to turn back the clock. Botox injections can produce the smoother, younger complexion you desire.
So, what should you avoid after Botox? Here’s a list of 7 things.
- Delay any naps for at least 4 hours after injections. Lying down too soon can cause the injected Botox to move to other muscles, meaning less effective results.
- Massaging or rubbing your face can have the same consequence as lying–shifting Botox to other areas. Rubbing can also increase bruising and swelling.
- Avoid NSAIDs, aspirin, and blood thinners for at least 24 hours to help minimize bleeding and bruising.
- To avoid excess bruising and swelling, wait 24 hours before drinking alcohol.
- Any strenuous activity after Botox can risk its effectiveness. Take one day off before resuming your regular exercise routine.
- As with massaging your skin, wait 6 hours to wash your face after Botox to prevent excess bruising.
- Avoid direct sunlight and heat post-Botox injections to reduce redness and swelling.
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