Our Top Pre-Care & Aftercare Anti-Wrinkle Tips
Do Not Drink Wine for One Week Before Your Appointment
BOTOX can give you a more youthful appearance with results that look subtle and natural. While there’s no downtime after treatment, one factor may prevent you from benefiting from its effects as soon as possible: facial bruising.
Drinking wine—and consuming red wine in particular—can increase your chances of bruising following BOTOX. To avoid this, patients should plan to give up wine for seven days before they come to see Anna
Don’t Take Anti-Inflammatory Medications During the Week Before BOTOX
Ideally, you will be able to enjoy the results of your BOTOX treatment within 4-5 days: less prominent facial lines and overall younger-looking features.
However, bruising and discoloration aren’t part of anyone’s plan for aesthetic improvement. That’s why we recommend that you avoid anti-inflammatory medications for seven days before you have BOTOX injections.
There are certain patients for whom anti-inflammatory medications are medically necessary. If this is your case, please discuss this need during your initial consultation so that we can plan your care accordingly.
Avoid Foods That Contain Garlic (and Consider Using Arnica)
Eating garlic can increase your chances of bruising after BOTOX, patients should not consume food with garlic for seven days before their procedure.
While giving up garlic and other recommendations to this point have focused on what to avoid, there’s one remedy that we suggest BOTOX patients add to their routine. We advise patients to begin using arnica, a natural herb, to minimize bruising following treatment.
Save the Workout
While many of our patients exercise to stay active, healthy, and fit, he advises them to work out either before their BOTOX appointment or to postpone exercise until the morning after treatment.
Why? Exercise can raise a person’s blood pressure. As a result, BOTOX patients who exercise soon after they receive treatment increase their risk of inflammation.
Wait to Apply Makeup
We recommends that you not use makeup before your appointment or for one day after your visit. Makeup and other foreign substances on the skin can interact with BOTOX injection sites, and this can lead to an infection that causes redness, swelling, and discomfort.
Use a Gentle Facial Cleanser
The right hygienic regimen can keep your skin healthy and beautiful. However, you may be using an aggressive facial cleanser, which can cause an infection after BOTOX injections. Our Practitioner can advise you about alternative cleansers if necessary. You can return to your normal hygienic routine 24 hours after your procedure.