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Wrinkle Relaxer (Botox® and Xeomin®) Pre & Post Treatment Instructions

Your wrinkle relaxer treatment will achieve its full effect by Day 14.

Wrinkle Relaxer (Botox® and Xeomin®)

-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®)

For best results:

-Stay hydrated

-Use SPF 30+ with Zinc Oxide and/or Titanium Dioxide daily

-Follow a good skin care regimen

For the Next 4 hours AVOID:

-Lying flat and napping

-Straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise

-Touching, or rubbing the treated areas

-Wearing hats, visors, and headbands

For the next 24-48 hours AVOID:

-Substances that thin your blood and cause bruising

  • Advil (ibuprofen), Aspirin, excessive alcohol, caffeine, spicy, high-sodium or high sugar foods

-Applying makeup (for 24 hours after treatment)

-Use of Retin-A or similar products that could cause skin irritation

Some treatments may be performed on the same day. Once complete, AVOID any additional procedures to the treatment area (including cosmetic treatments) for 2 weeks.

After treatment slight redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness in the treatment are normal.

Headaches may also occasionally occur after treatment.

-Take Tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed for pain.

-You may apply ice lightly to the treatment area for comfort as needed. Alternate ice 20 min on 20 min
off and do not apply ice directly to skin.

-If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks, call the clinic to speak with a medical professional.

-If symptoms are worsening or you are experiencing symptoms other than the ones listed above call the clinic to speak with a medical professional. If it is outside of normal business hours, please call Ideal Image’s After-Hours Medical Helpline at 913.676.7341 to be connected with an on-call medical professional.

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