Do not bend
over or lay flat for a minimum of 4 hours following treatment.
Do not rub,
massage or apply pressure to the treated region for a minimum of 4 hours after
treatment. This includes applying
make-up, facial cleansers or creams, or wearing a hat, scarf, headband or any
other garment or accessory that may put pressure on the treatment region.
Try to sleep
up on a few pillows to help any swelling that could possibly occur. 😊
The following are normal experiences that can
occur following treatment:
a mild bruising at the injection site.
A mild headache or absence of headache. Although
rare, there is the potential to experience mild flu-like symptoms.
possible: Opposite sides of your face, and different facial regions may react
at different times to treatment. This is
normal. If asymmetry is not corrected
within 7-10 days following your injection, please contact me.
The neurotoxin will begin
to take effect within 3 to 6 days following treatment, with full benefits by 2
weeks. The neurotoxin will inhibit your ability to make certain expressions and
will soften and relax the associated expression lines. However, it may take
several treatments to diminish deeper expression lines.
Follow-up treatment is
recommended approximately every 3-4 months for frown line and facial expression
treatment and every 6 months for treatment of excessive perspiration, or when
you notice your conditions are returning to a pre-treatment state. However, you may call our office at any time
with your concerns or for needed follow-up.
The effect of the
neurotoxin on your inability to make certain facial expressions will last 3 or
4 months. Once you notice movement is returning to the treated facial region,
it is important to repeat your treatment. If treatment is not repeated, your
expression lines and the resulting facial creases will return. The effects of neurotoxins are compounding.
With each subsequent treatment deeper lines and creases will continue to