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
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
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.