What do I have to remember to do after my Botox treatment?
Stay upright for four hours and don’t massage the treated area. Having facial expressions using the muscles that were injected with Botox can help to distribute the Botox throughout the desired muscle. Keep in mind, don’t massage the area…exercise the muscle.
Who should not use Botox?
Botox ought to not be used in the presence of infection at the proposed injection site(s) and in individuals with known hypersensitivity to any ingredient in the formulation. Patients with neurological disorders such as ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or Lambert-Eaton syndrome may be at increased risk of serious side effects.
Will I experience any side effects?
The most common side effects include headache, upper respiratory infection, flu syndrome, mild eyelid droop/brow heaviness, & nausea. Less often occurring (<3%) adverse reactions include pain in the face, redness at the injection site, & more extreme eyelid droop. These events are thought to be associated with the injection & occurred within the first week.
Will my facial expressions continue to look natural?
Although the results are visible, a treatment with Botox won’t radically change your facial appearance or make you look as in case you “had work completed.” The muscle activity is basically reduced.
What will happen to the frown lines between my brows if I choose not to continue treatments?
If you do not continue treatments, the moderate to extreme frown lines between your brows will gradually look like they did before treatment.
What are the contraindications for using Botox?
Do not use Botox if you:
- have ALS, Myasthenia Gravis or the Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
- have an infection where Botox will be injected
- are allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox
- are pregnant or think you might be pregnant