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Dos And Don’ts Of A Post-Botox Treatment

Dos And Don’ts Of A Post-Botox Treatment


Believe it or not, the infamous Botox treatment has largely contributed to popular beauty. Botox injections are considered to be one of the most effective treatments for slowing down the signs of aging. Along with that, Botox can also treat certain medical conditions like excessive sweating, reduce symptoms of an overactive bladder, and eyelid spasms, to name a few. But how do Botox injections work? Botox is a neurotoxin that blocks nerve signals and in response prevents muscles from contracting. This eases the appearance of wrinkles and stops new ones from forming. Preparing for a treatment? Here’s what you need to know.

How To Care For Skin After Botox?

Once you get your Botox done, certain post-treatment steps need to be followed. Proper aftercare can maximize results and minimize the risk of bruising.


  • Botox treatments do not require any recovery time so you can return to your normal activities right after the procedure.
  • As you can resume your daily work soon after treatment, light exercises such as jogging, walking, and upright yoga, can also be performed 4 hours post-treatment.
  • Try to exercise your treated muscles for about 2 hours post-treatment. This would help your procedure outcome but will not have any negative effect if you skip this step.
  • People often experience headaches soon after their procedure. It is okay to take pain relief medication, provided that it is recommended by your doctor.
  • In case of swelling, you may use a cold compress. The manner prescribed to use cold compresses is 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off for the first 1-2 days.


  • Sun exposure is strictly prohibited for the next 48 hours post-Botox. Exposure to the sun can increase blood pressure and cause flushing of the skin and as a result, may also cause bruising.
  • Strenuous exercises like weight lifting, cross-training, and inverted yoga positions are to be avoided for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Doctors warn against consuming alcohol pre and post-Botox as alcohol can cause bruising on the treated areas due to its anti-inflammatory properties. It is advised to ease up on alcohol at least 24 hours before the treatment and vice versa.
  • Avoid wearing makeup as well as using any harsh skincare like exfoliation and facial for at least the next 24 hours. As this might cause the Botox injectable to spread to the nearby muscles.
  • Do not touch or rub your face or even apply significant pressure on the treated area for at least 24 hours. This can disperse the Botox solution to the unintended areas.
  • Try sleeping on your back for the next 4 hours post-treatment to minimize pressure on facial muscles. This would give the treatment time to settle down.

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