The choice to get Botox treatments is an exciting one. However, recovering from Botox in White Salmon, WA can seem like a challenge. But if everyone recovering from Botox knew about a few simple tips, they probably wouldn’t feel so anxious or inconvenienced. Here are some things we’ve learned about Botox during our years of administering treatments to hundreds of patients. We hope this information helps you make a safe and speedy recovery.
- Don’t rub your face. It can be tempting to rub your face after receiving Botox to feel how different it is, but doing this within the first 24 hours could actually spread the Botox to unintended areas. Doing this could even cause your eyelids to droop, which can actually be quite dangerous. Try your best to sleep on your back the first night to avoid accidentally moving the Botox around.
- Don’t exercise. Exercise that involves bending or strenuous activity is another thing that could potentially move the Botox around. Most experts agree that this is most important during the first few hours, but to be safe, it’s best to avoid exercising for at least 24 hours after receiving Botox.
- Be careful with pain management. Although Botox is known for being a relatively pain-free alternative to more intense surgery, mild pain may still occur in some patients. However, you’ll want to be sure to avoid anything that thins your blood, including alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen and Excedrin, both a week before and after the injection. Doing this will greatly minimize your chances of bruising. Paracetamol, the active ingredient in Tylenol, is okay to take.
- Use an ice pack. One way to reduce pain without using any painkillers is to gently apply an ice pack to the sore area. The will both relieve your pain and swelling and help prevent bruising.
- Follow up. The care provider who administers your Botox treatment will likely want to schedule a follow-up appointment a couple weeks after the injection. Make sure you attend this appointment, and if he or she does not schedule one, you should request it yourself. This will give you a chance to make sure you’re healthy, ask any questions you may have, and let them know if you are unhappy with how the Botox injection went or if you’re having trouble with recovery.
- Ask questions. The follow-up appointment will give you a chance to ask questions that arise after the treatment, but you’ll likely have at least a few questions going into it as well! Make sure the person administering your Botox treatment is someone you trust and feel comfortable with, and ask them all the questions you need to feel prepared, even if you’re afraid your questions seem ignorant or irrelevant. Knowing exactly what to expect will help you to care for yourself and keep you from worrying, which is the most important thing. Besides, if your care provider has been injecting Botox for at least a year, there’s a pretty good chance they’ve heard all of your questions before.
We hope these tips come in handy to those considering Botox treatment. For safe, effective Botox in White Salmon, WA, we hope you’ll consider White Salmon Family Practice.