5 Things to Avoid Before & After Your Botox Treatments

The First Glance
February 2, 2023
5 Things to Avoid Before & After Your Botox Treatments

Here’s a List of Things To Avoid For Optimal Botox Results

Botox injections reduce wrinkles and fine lines on the face and neck by temporarily paralyzing underlying muscles. The procedure is quick, relatively painless, and can provide a more youthful appearance within minutes.

Botox is safe and effective, but there are some things that you should avoid before and after the procedure. This can help ensure you get the best possible results and reduce the risk of negative side effects.

5 Things to Avoid Before Botox Treatment 

01) Avoid Supplements. Certain supplements, such as fish oil, can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. It’s best to avoid taking these for at least a week before your Botox treatment.

  • Avoid These Herbal Supplements 10 days before your Botox Injections: Vitamin E, Garlic Pills, Sushi, Salmon, Tuna, Ginko, Ginseng, Ginger, Green Tea, Cinnamon, Sunflower, Pumpkin Seeds, Flax Seeds, Cod Liver Oil, Fish Oil, Omegas 3, 6, 9
  • Avoid These Blood Thinners 10 Days Before Your Botox Treatment: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Robaxisal, Midol, Anacin, Excedrin, Fiorina, Indocid

02) Avoid These Arthitis Medications 10 Days Before Your Botox Injections: Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Anacin, Excedrin, St. John’s Wort, Plavix, Warfarin, Anaprox, Aleve, Naproxen, Voltara, Diclofenac, Feldene, Toradol, Fiorinal, Robaxisal, Midol, Indocid

03) Avoid Alcohol. Alcohol can thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising and bleeding, so it’s best to avoid drinking for at least a week before your Botox treatment. 

04) Do Not Tan. Tanning can increase the risk of side effects, so it’s best to avoid tanning for at least a week before your Botox treatment. 

05) Do Not Exercise. Exercise should be avoided for at least 4 hours following a Botox treatment, as it can lead to increased blood flow. This heightened circulation increases the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

5 Things to Avoid After Botox Treatment  

01) Do Not Touch The Treated Area. Touching the treated areas can cause Botox to spread to other undesired spots on your face or neck. Therefore, avoiding touching the area for at least a day after your treatment is best. 

02) Avoid Heat. Heat can cause Botox to be absorbed more quickly, so it’s best to avoid hot showers, saunas, and other forms of heat for at least a day after your treatment. 

03) Avoid Strenuous Activities. Strenuous activities, such as lifting weights and running, can cause Botox to spread to other areas. It’s best to avoid these activities for at least a day after your Botox treatment. 

04) Do Not Take Blood Thinning Medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, which can increase the risk of bruising and bleeding. It’s best to avoid taking these for at least a day after your Botox treatment.

05) Avoid Alcohol. Alcohol can thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising and bleeding, so it’s best to avoid drinking for at least a day after your Botox treatment. By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that you get the best possible results from your Botox treatment and reduce the risk of any side effects.

Please talk to your Expert Nurse Injector at the time of your consultation for personalized instructions according to your unique requirements.

If you have a preferred treatment date, do not wait until it’s too late!

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