Wrinkle Relaxer (Botox® and Xeomin®) Pre & Post Treatment Instructions
Wrinkle Relaxer (Botox® and Xeomin®) PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
If you have a special event or vacation coming up, please keep in mind that you may want to schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance.
It is recommended to discontinue the use of Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. (All of these factors may increase risk of bruising and swelling).
If you develop a cold / flu, cold sore, blemish, or rash, etc. in the area to be treated prior to your appointment, we recommend that you please reschedule your appointment until it resolves.
It is recommended to discontinue Retin-A two (2-3) days before treatment to avoid any increased redness and irritation.
It is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks to have botulinum toxin treatments performed if you have previously had cosmetic treatments with laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or micro-dermabrasion.
Wrinkle Relaxer (Botox® and Xeomin®) POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Refrain from straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise for at least 4 hours following treatment. It takes the toxin approximately 2 hours to bind itself to the nerve terminal to start to take effect. Increasing circulation may inadvertently move the botulinum toxin from where it was injected.
Do NOT lie head down flat, touch, or rub the treated areas for at least 4 hours. Avoid wearing hats and headbands after treatment for at least 4 hours.
Apply 1 pump of Alastin Restorative Eye Treatment to the area around the eye, morning and evening. Product can be placed directly on the upper eyelid, under the brow bone, but not directly on the eyelid.
Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 2 weeks after treatment. These items may increase bleeding and bruising.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours after your treatment. These items may contribute to increased swelling or irritation.
Avoid the use of Retin-A or similar products (ex.Differin or Tazorac) 2 days after treatment to avoid increased irritation or redness.
Try to avoid wearing makeup or lipstick until the day after treatment. Earlier use may cause infection. If you must wear makeup, we recommend a good quality mineral makeup for the face such as Jane Iredale® or Bare Minerals® and recommend Aquaphor ointment for the lips.
Please report to your provider if any increased pain, increased swelling, redness, blisters, or itching immediately, should it occur following your treatment
It is recommended to use a SPF 30+ with Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide daily, such as EltaMD UV Clear SPF 46, which can be purchased at an Ideal Image clinic or via the Ideal Image store at https://store.idealimage.com/
The treatment may take 14 days to take full effect. It is recommended that the enhancement, if needed, take place between 14 and 21 days after the initial treatment.