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what to know? Botox & Dysport

 

Prior to procedure

  • 3 DAYS PRIOR: Avoid all blood thinners including alcohol, Advil, Aspirin, Aleve, Omega 3, Fish Oil, Vitamin E, Ginkgo, St. John’s Wort or garlic to avoid bruising

  • 1 DAY PRIOR: Avoid drinking alcoholic beverages to prevent additional bruising.

  • Inform your provider if you have a history of cold sores or if you are receiving antiviral therapy prior to treatment

Day of Treatment

DO

  • Ice the area for ten minutes on and ten minutes off to decrease swelling and potential bruising

  • Tylenol can help decrease pain without causing additional bleeding or bruising

DON’T

  • Avoid laying down or any strenuous activity for 6 hours post treatment

  • Avoid touching or manipulating or direct pressure to injection site

  • Avoid makeup, exercise, extreme temperatures

  • Avoid all blood thinners mentioned above including medication or alcohol for at least 24 hours

Redness and swelling are normal. Some bruising may be visible. You may experience some tenderness or a stinging sensation at the treatment site that can last for a few minutes or up to a few days.