Shedding the Stigma Surrounding Cosmetic Surgery

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3 Great Tips for Recovering from Your Botox Treatment


Even though botox treatment is a quick procedure that doesn't technically require any down time, this doesn't mean that you aren't going to have to go through some type of recovery before you feel 100% and see the results that you would like. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can do in order to make your recovery as successful as possible and get the results that you desire. This article will discuss three great tips for recovery from your botox treatment. 

Use a Cold Compress

Because botox is put into your skin using a small needle, you are likely going to experience some level of bruising, swelling, and redness at the sight of the injection. This is only going to be temporary, but a great way to reduce the appearance of these things is to use a cold compress on these areas. Place your cold compress on these areas for a short period of time and then repeat this process throughout the day. This can help to reduce all of these things and will also provide you with some relief. You will just want to make sure that you carefully place the compress on the injection site so as to not put any unnecessary pressure on it. 

Don't Lay Down Right After the Procedure

After the botox is injected into your skin, it is going to take around 90 minutes to bind to the muscle. Your doctor is going to recommend that you don't lie down for about four hours because doing so may cause your injections to move from the site they that were injected into and bind to another area. This extended amount of time is recommended simply to make sure that the botox is completely solidified into place. Since most daily activities don't require you to lie down, you should have no problem returning to your daily routine after your procedure. 

Take Acetaminophen for Pain 

You may experience a slight amount of pain after your procedure. A great way to treat this pain is to take acetaminophen. This can help to reduce the tenderness that you feel and may even help to relieve a headache if you get one as a result of your injections. You will just want to make sure that you avoid taking ibuprofen or aspirin because these can cause your blood to thin, which will in turn make your bruising worse than it would usually be. 

Contact a doctor such as Cynthia Lawder, MD for more information.


28 November 2016