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AFTERCARE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

AFTER YOUR BOTULINUM TOXIN TREATMENT:

  • Take it easy after your procedure - please don't work out today!

  • Avoid touching, massaging, or applying physical pressure to the treated area(s)

  • Don't apply makeup to the treated area(s) for at least 4 hours

  • You may slowly return to your daily activities

  • Be aware you may experience mild headache

DON’T:

  • Bend from the waist or lie down for at least 4 hrs

  • Wear a hat or any type of headwear - goggles (ski or swim), or any protective athletic gear that would apply pressure to the treated areas

  • Touch your face for at least 4 hrs

  • Manipulate or massage your face

  • Exercise for 24 hrs

  • Drink alcohol for 24 hrs

  • Sunbathe or spend time in the heat for 72 hrs

 

DO:

  • Stay hydrated

  • Be patient, results take 10-14 days

  • Schedule your follow-up appt

  • Consider taking oral Arnica tablets and/or drinking pineapple juice to reduce bruising

 

BASIC PRECAUTIONS:

  • Avoid sleeping on or touching the areas that have been treated

  • Stay away from direct sunlight, hot tubs, sauna, or hot showers immediately after your treatment

  • Avoid consuming alcohol for 24 hours to decrease the risk of bruising on or around treated areas

POTENTIAL RISKS AND SIDE EFFECTS:

The possible treatment side effects are listed below. However, patients should be aware that there may be unique effects to certain people that are not commonly experienced or known right now.

  • Transient headache, swelling, bruising, bleeding, pain, twitching, itching, puffiness around the eyes, numbness, or any other sensation differences.

  • Asymmetry

  • Temporary drooping of facial features

  • Dry eyes

  • Double or blurred vision

  • Rare, but possible: Allergy including anaphylaxis

* Seek medical help right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing and speaking

  • Difficulty swallowing

  • Vision problems

TREATMENT INFO & CONSENT

BOTULINUM TOXIN 101:

Botulinum toxin which can be branded as Botox®, Jeuveau®, or Xeomin® is a neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium. This toxin may result in relaxation of the muscles especially on the face and neck that may cause wrinkles associated with facial expressions or facial pain. Botulinum toxin treatment might make your facial expression lines or wrinkles less noticeable or totally disappear.

 

The most frequently treated areas are a glabellar area of frown lines located between the eyes, crow’s feet (lateral areas of the eyes), forehead wrinkles, radial lip lines (smokers lines), head and neck muscles. Injection of Botox into the muscles is not painful since it happens with a very thin needle, but some patients might sense a little burning pain at the moment of injection.

 

The procedure takes approximately 15 minutes and after 10-14 days, patients will begin to see the results. By repeating the injections every three to four months, treatment areas can better retain the improvements and maintain desired results.

PURPOSE OF CONSENT:

To provide written information regarding the risks, benefits, and alternatives of Botulinum Toxin treatment. It is important that the patient fully understand the treatment in preparation of receiving Botulinum toxin injections. Before signing the informed consent in the spa prior to your treatment, the patient should ask any questions regarding the treatment, use of botulinum toxin, and the procedure itself to their treatment provider, doctor or healthcare professional.

As Botulinum Toxin treatment is not an exact science, the appearance of the face may be uneven, with some muscles being more impacted by Botulinum Toxin than others. Botulinum Toxin injections in the same or surrounding muscles can usually rectify this uneven appearance. However, this uneven appearance might last for weeks or months in some circumstances.

* By consenting to treatment, I am aware of and understand the potential risks associated with Botulinum Toxin injections. I accept that it is my obligation to read and comprehend the written aftercare information contained on this page, as well as to follow the aftercare protocols and recommendations until the treatment area(s) has healed.

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