8 Ways To Take Care Of Your Face Post Botox Treatment
Botox is a drug. It is termed as a protein, which is used as a preventive mechanism against the release of a neurotransmitter i.e. acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is secreted from axon endings of the cell. This results in the paralysis of that area (body part).
Botox is prepared using the bacterium Clostridium botulinum.
Botulism is the same food poisoning caused by this toxin. It is used in little doses to treat different health issues. Health
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Mostly Botox is popular for its use as a cosmetic. Botox is mostly known for its muscle relaxing properties. It paralyzes certain parts temporarily and hence it is helpful to vanish wrinkles on your face.
Botox injections are proved to be safe for facial treatment. This injection contains diluted Botox that prevents muscle contraction. Hence, it makes facial skin softer and brighter.
FDA had approved Botox in 1989 to cure blepharospasm. Doctors also believe that Botox can cure eye muscle issues. Later in 2002, people started using Botox for cosmetic treatments like straightening of wrinkles, and frown lines between eyebrows as per guidelines put forward by the FDA.
This article is all
about the aftercare of your face. It will help you to take care of your face
after treatment with Botox toxin.
Aftercare is extremely important after Botox treatment. If proper care is not taken, it will not bring the desired results, even it can worsen your skin problems.
Instructions for the first day:
1.Give a gentle massage to your face.
2.Let the treated area be alone.
3.Just relax the whole day.
4.Keep your heart rates normal (By reducing stress and panic).
5.Avoid bending down for the first four hours.
Instructions to follow after the first day:
Botox treatment does not need much time to recover. You can go back to your routine after one day. Just take care of following instructions strictly.
Be Away from Makeup:
If you are injected with Botox, don’t apply makeup on your face at least for 48 hours. Scrubbing and rubbing might disperse Botox, which may turn out to be fatal for your face. Just wash your face gently with water, don’t apply heavy makeup.
If you are someone who has to take medicines daily it might be B.P., Diabetes, etc, consult your physician, if it is fine to keep going your usual doses after Botox treatment. Do as directed by your physician.
Alcohol consumption is restricted at least 24 hours before Botox treatment. The same is after Botox treatment. Avoid drinking alcohol for at least 48 hours after Botox treatment, alcohol consumption can result in bruising.
Don’t touch the treated area:
If you touch the treated area, there are high chances that the toxin might spread across other body parts. If you take body massage frequently, avoid it for at least 3 days. Especially, treated areas must be protected. The best advice is to go for the next massage after 2 to 3 weeks of Botox treatment.
Don't take any other skin treatment:
After taking Botox treatment, avoid taking any other skin treatment. As Botox needs some time to relax muscles don’t go for any other treatment. It can potentially reduce the effectiveness of Botox treatment.
Avoid sleeping on treated parts:
Putting pressure on
treated areas are fatal. Botox needs some time to settle down so don’t put
pressure on it, it will not be effective, also avoid sleeping after 4 hours of
Exposure to sunlight may damage your facial skin. Excess heat might put blood pressure resulting in bruising at treated areas. Just avoid going into the sunlight for better results after Botox treatment.
Next visit to a doctor:
Swelling, tenderness, and redness are very common signs after Botox treatment. Don’t worry, commonly, it will disappear in less than 24 hours. Even if you take a lot of care, bruising can happen, but it will disappear in 4 to 5 days. Gently apply ice on treated to get relief.
If you observe any of the following signs immediately visit the doctor for the cure:
Changes in vision
Trouble in speaking
Difficulties in breathing
These difficulties are needed to be addressed, so immediately see your doctor if you face any of these difficulties.
Botox treatment does not
need to be hospitalized, you can come home after treatment just take enough
care of the treated area to get the results you desire.
FAQ: Can I wear a surgical face mask or KN95 respirator after undergoing Botox treatment?
Answer: The part which has undergone Botox treatment shouldn’t be touched else it can spread the toxin. Few masks like surgical masks apply minimally pressure over the part where Botox treatment has been taken, and hence such masks can be used.
KN95 respirators or even N95 respirators are skin-hugging and tight which applies enough pressure to spread the toxin. Hence, it is recommended that tight-fitting masks and respirators must be avoided after undergoing Botox treatment.