Botox injections are the first and only FDA approved product that can temporarily enhance the appearance of crow’s feet and frown lines between the brows whether they are moderate or severe in adults. Botox works under the skin and goes after the underlying muscle activities that create crow’s feet and frown lines over time. If you are considering Botox injections here are a few things you should know before getting the treatment.
Before you visit your doctor
1. Make sure you plan your Botox injections in advance of any important events such as a wedding. You should have your treatment done 2-4 weeks in advance of any important upcoming events.
2. If you are one to work out on a regular basis, make sure and do it before you have your Botox treatment done.
3. Do not schedule important meetings, social activities, or any other important event right after you receive your Botox injections. Most patients will not have any direct effects after they receive their Botox treatment, but some can experience eyelid droop, bruising, and redness.
4. If you are on ibuprofen, aspirin, Vitamin E or any other similar product you will want to stop taking them 10 days prior to your treatment. If you are on a blood thinner like Plavix, Coumadin or Warfarin make sure and notify your doctor.
After your Botox treatment
1. If you experience bruising or swelling after your Botox injections try applying a cool compress.
2. You should not indulge in any physical exercise until the following day.
3. Make sure and not irritate or rub where your Botox injections were made. This could allow the Botox to move into your eyelid and create a droop. Try to avoid washing your face until the next day.