If approved by your primary care provider, avoid all blood thinners 1 week before having your injection. This may include Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Motrin, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Garlic, Ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Ginkgo biloba, and Primrose oil.
Avoid alcohol 1-2 days prior to treatment to lessen the chances of bruising.
Bruising is always a possibility; Arnica is optional prior to treatment to help minimize bruising.
If possible, come to your appointment with a clean face, free of make-up.
We will not treat you with neurotoxins if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Do not get Botox/Dysport if you have a neuromuscular disorder.
Keep in mind Botox/Dysport is a medication, the more units used = the stronger/less movement you will have when the product takes full effect. The less units used = the more movement you will have when the product takes full effect. ALSO, the more units used, the longer the treatment results will last.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Do not apply make-up preferably for 4 hours after treatment. Waiting 24 hours is best.
Do not lay down for 4 hours after treatment.
Avoid massaging or applying pressure to the treated area for 24 hours. Avoid wearing a tight hat if your forehead is treated.
Be patient – It takes up to two weeks to see full results. We will not inject more Botox/Dysport within 2 weeks.
Follow up with your injector after 2 weeks if you feel any tweaks are needed.
Average longevity is 3-4 months, but normal to see some movement returning after 6-10 weeks.
Continue to avoid alcohol for 1-2 days if bruising occurs as it could worsen.
Some people feel that continuing to take Arnica after treatment (while bruising persists) can help to heal bruising faster.
Call the office 801.901.8800 immediately if the areas treated become red or hot to the touch days after treatment.