Botox Cosmetic PRE – TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
In an ideal situation it is prudent to follow some simple guidelines before treatment that can make all the differences between a fair result or great result, by reducing some possible side effects associated with the injections. We realize that this is not always possible; however, minimizing these risks is always desirable.
- Patient must be in good health with no active skin infections in the areas to be treated
- Patient should not be needle phobic
- Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment. Alcohol may thin the blood which will increase the risk of bruising.
- Avoid anti-inflammatory / blood thinning medications, for a period of two (2) weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as Aspirin, Vitamin E, Gingo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
- Schedule Botox appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring, i.e. wedding, vacation, etc. It is not desirable to have a very special event occurring and be bruised from an injection which could have been avoided.
A few simple guidelines before your treatment can make
a difference between a good result and a fantastic one.
Patient should be in good overall health. A full medical and dental history must be performed on all patients for optimal results.
If you develop a cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. prior to your appointment you must reschedule.
Schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance of any special event or vacation.
Let us know if you are prone to cold sores ~ a pre-operative medication may help prevent cold sores after treatment.
AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, motrin, gingko biloba, garlic, flax oil, cod liver oil, vitamin A, vitamin E, fatty acids, niacin supplements, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruit), spicy foods, or cigarettes for 24 hours before your treatment. This is to reduce the incidence of bruising after these procedures.
Discontinue Retin-A two (2) days before and two (2) days after treatment.