After Cosmetic Injection Procedures
After BOTOX® or Dysport®Injections
- Expect minimal redness, swelling, or bruising at the injection sites.
- Move the muscles that were injected for the first hour after your injection procedure. This helps the Botox® or Dysport® to be taken up into the muscles.
- Normal activities can be performed immediately, however, avoid heavy physical exercise, lifting, bending, or laying flat for a minimum of four hours after the injections.
- Do not rub or massage the injection sites for twenty-four hours.
- Cosmetics may be applied fours after the procedure.
- Over the counter Tylenol or NSAIDs, such as Advil, can be used for mild pain relief.
- If an emergency arises, please contact the office.
After Restylane® injections
Please observe the following after treatment with Restylane®.
- Immediately after the treatment, the most commonly reported side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days. Cold compresses may be used immediately after the treatment to reduce swelling. If the inconvenience continues beyond two to three days or if other reactions occur, please contact the office.
- Avoid touching the treated area within six hours of your treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
- Until the initial redness and swelling have resolved, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sunlamp or sunbathing).
- Avoid exercise and alcohol for six hours after your treatment.
- Evidence shows that having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Please try to adhere to recommendations for follow-up treatments.
- For one week prior to your next treatment with Restylane®, avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wort, and high doses of Vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
- If you have any questions or concerns, please call the office.