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Pre & Post Care Instructions

Pre-treatment considerations: 
  • This treatment is not recommended if you have an important event within 2 weeks of injection due to potential for bruising.​

  • Avoid herbal supplements such as Ginko, Fish oil, green tea and anti-inflammatories of any kind for 2 weeks before and following treatment to limit bruising.

  • Avoid Alcohol 24 hours prior to treatment to limit bruising. 

Post-treatment considerations: 
  • For the first 5-6 hours following your neurotoxin treatment, remain upright and periodically perform facial movements in the areas of injections in order to work the neurotoxin into the muscle - e.g., smile, squint, etc.

  • Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise or straining for 24 hours (it takes approximately 2-3 hours for the neurotoxin to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation).

  • Do not rub, touch, or manipulate Botox/Dysport/Xeomin/Jeuveau for 6 hours.

  • Avoid irritating products such as retinol and Vitamin C for 24 hours following your treatment.

  • Make-up may be applied gently before leaving the office, remember to wipe up and away from your eyes or brows.

  • Avoid lying on your face for any reason after your treatment, no massages. 

  • Bruising in the area injected can happen, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several weeks. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising.

  • It may take up to 10-14 days for the neurotoxin to take full effect. We will not see you back until the full 2 weeks has passed for any touch up/correction.

  • A follow-up visit at 2 weeks is suggested to assess results for subsequent treatments, particularly if you are a first time client. If full correction is not achieved, you will need to purchase additional neurotoxin for injection.

  • Re-treatment is typically needed between 2-6 months.

  • Regular injections usually yield a longer lasting neurotoxin results.

  • If your upper lip was treated you will not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks.

  • Although rare, infection in the injected area is possible. Signs of infection may include redness and tenderness in the infected area and fever. Should you develop an infection, antibiotics may be necessary. Please contact us should you have any concerns.



If you have ANY questions or concerns, please call our office at (513)620-7185.

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