If you’re thinking of having Botox® (anti-wrinkle injections) you might be looking for advice on how to look after yourself, following this procedure. From her clinics in Brookman’s Park, Hertfordshire and South Woodford in Essex, Dr Anita Dhunna uses Botox® to smooth and reduce facial dynamic lines and wrinkles, and offers all her patients comprehensive advice on how to take care of themselves, after this treatment.
We have put together some vital do’s and don’ts for self-care following a Botox® treatment, so that you can obtain the very best results, safely and effortlessly.
Do – make sure you go to the right practitioner in the first place! – ok, so this isn’t aftercare but it’s really number one on our list. Making sure that you choose the right practitioner for your Botox® injections is key to making sure you receive a safe and professional treatment.
Many non-medical practitioners are now offering Botox® injections to unsuspecting clients, who aren’t aware that this is actually illegal. Botox® is a prescribed drug and should only be administered by doctors, dentists, plastic surgeons or nurses and even then, these practitioners should have undergone sufficient intensive training on administering Botox® for facial rejuvenation.
Dr Anita Dhunna has all the necessary qualifications to administer Botox®, as well as many years’ experience. With comprehensive knowledge on the facial anatomy as well as an expert eye for artistry, you can be confident of an effective and safe treatment, with Dr Anita Dhunna. Except no imitations and ask to see medical certificates and training evidence when choosing your Botox® practitioner.
Don’t – bend forward, touch or rub the area after your Botox® injections – you will need to make sure that after your Botox® treatment, you don’t do anything to cause the product to ‘migrate’ to other areas of the face, for at least 24 hours.
Rubbing your eyes or bending forward can make the liquid Botox® product ‘leak’ in to unwanted areas of the face and this in turn can cause eyelid drooping or an asymmetrical result. Avoiding excessive washing of the face or heavy handedly applying makeup after your treatment for at least 6 hours, will allow the product to settle and take effect in the desired areas.
Do – take care when exercising – avoiding any activities which can cause you to overheat or sweat such as going to the gym, heavy gardening or even running will again, help the product to remain in the areas that they were injected. You will need to moderate your activities for around 48 hours post treatment.
Don’t take blood thinners – Blood thinning medication, aspirin, and NSAID pain relievers such as Ibuprofen all increase your risk for bruising and/or bleeding after your Botox® treatment. They should be avoided for at least 24 hours after your injections.
Do – skip alcohol – Alcohol will thin your blood and can increase the risk of bruising after your Botox® injections. So, wait 24 hours before heading to the wine bar.
Don’t – sit in the sun – the heat of the sun can inflame your skin, which can cause prolonged redness and swelling. Avoid tanning beds, heat lamps and the sun itself, for at least 24 hours after your Botox® injections. If you go outside and it’s a sunny day, wear a good SPF and a hat, to protect your skin.
Dr Anita Dhunna can help you to maximise a youthful skin appearance with anti-wrinkle injections. Simply follow our aftercare advice and you’ll have smoother skin for months at a time.
Dr Anita has 2 practices – Brookman’s Park Hatfield, Hertfordshire; easily accessible from areas such as Stevenage,St Albans, Watford, Edgeware, Goffs Oak, Cheshunt, Welwyn Garden City, Borehamwood and North London, and Lily House – South Woodford, Essex; accessed easily from areas such as Epping, Chigwell, Loughton, Walthamstow, Wanstead East, Ilford, Romford, Chingford, Brentwood and East London. Both locations are located close to the M25 with Brookman’s Park located near the A1, M11 and A10 and the South Woodford Clinic, close to the A12, A127 and the A406.