Pre-Treatment Tips From Our Seattle Botox Experts

By on October 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

Pre-Treatment Tips From Our Seattle Botox Experts

Unlike many other facial fillers, Botox requires very little post-treatment recovery downtime. Many patients that receive our Seattle Botox treatments expect a long-term recovery period, only to be surprised by the short recovery window.

One of the reasons that Botox has such a light recovery period is because patients tend to practice the right pre-op procedures. These three Botox preparation ideas will help you avoid looking scarred of puffy after your Botox treatments.

Avoid medications that relax your muscles

Unlike many facial fillers, which work by adding volume to certain parts of the face to improve your look, Botox functions by altering the tightness of muscles beneath your facial skin.

As such, it’s essential that your muscles aren’t artificially relaxed prior to the Botox treatment. If you take any muscle relaxants, remove them from your routine for the two days immediately before your procedure.

Don’t take any painkillers that thin your blood

As well as being miraculously good at curing headaches, common aspirin pain relief tablets have a major side effect: thinning your blood. When your blood is artificially thin, the risk of developing post-injection bruises increases by a large amount.

Avoid taking any pain relief medication that contains aspirin before you receive any Botox treatments. Tylenol is a popular alternative to aspirin that provides a similar reduction in pain without a reduction in the thickness of your blood.

Like to work out? Do it before your treatment

For the most part, exercise will not interfere with the results of Botox. However, if you exercise very rigorously, it’s best to complete your daily training before Botox treatments take place.

Vigorous exercise, such as sprinting or weightlifting, causes your body to sweat and strain. This can irritate the small injection sites that remain in your face after Botox treatments, leading to bruise formation and skin irritation.

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