They say, “you only live once,” so why not live youthfully? Botox®/Dysport® helps reduce facial wrinkles to make your skin look and feel good. But just because there are certain things you can’t do after the treatment doesn’t mean you get to miss out on living your best life!
After Botox®/Dysport®, there are things you have to do to take care of your treatment. But it doesn’t mean that you need to miss out on enjoying life.
Business As Usual
Unlike other procedures, there isn’t any specified recovery time for Botox®/Dysport®. You can actually resume any activity right after (sorry, you can’t make it an excuse not to go to work). If you’re someone who likes sports, ensure to wait at least a day before going back to your usual routine, as increased blood flow may reduce the effectiveness of the treatment.
Yup, there is no strict diet for getting a Botox®/Dysport®. You can go buy at your favorite pizza place again. However, drinking alcohol is also prohibited as it can affect your recovery. Certain medications and supplements should not be taken 24 hours before the treatment and right after. Double-check the medicines you would be taking at the time of the treatment.
Despite the perfect weather, you’ll have to stay indoors as much because exposure to heat and very cold temperatures can also have an adverse effect on the treated area. Time to plan that perfect Netflix and chill with your besties while recovering!
Let Your Skin Rest
No-makeup look? After your treatment, we’ll have to go with the first two words first. As much as possible, your face should be clean and untouched so that the affected areas can heal and rest. You’ll have to do with no makeup first. On the bright side, you’ll be saving time by not having to apply anything for the time being. You should also avoid any beauty treatment such as facials or facial massages for at least two weeks. Again, let the skin breathe!
More About Aftercare
With all that’s said and done, make sure still to take care of yourself and your Botox®/Dysport® treatment. There must be thorough aftercare to ensure the effectiveness of the procedure done. A cold compress may be put on the face for 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off to reduce swelling. Just ensure not to touch any of the affected areas and leave it to rest as much as possible.
You can also try to exercise your face a few hours after the treatment gently. Lastly, make sure to heed your provider's advice on what you can and should not do after Botox®/Dysport®.
Only trust professionals and be honest about your condition. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! You may always consult with your healthcare provider about a different diet, supplements, and activities you will do or take right after the procedure.
For safe and effective Botox®/Dysport® procedures, check us out at VIKARA Esthetics, as we provide top-quality service to live your best life!