Aftercare – Wrinkle Reduction

Aftercare instructions following treatment with botulinum type A toxin

  • Please Avoid:

  • Rubbing the treated area for 3-4 hours.
  • Lying down for 3-4 hours and try to avoid sleeping on your face for the first night.
  • Exercise on the day of treatment.
  • Flying within the first 24 hours.
  • Sunbeds for 7 days.
  • Any facial treatments for 7 days after treatment as they may cause “tracking” of the Botulinum Toxin Type A to neighbouring areas.

We recommend that you periodically tense the muscles for the first 3-4 hours immediately following the treatment. This will help the treatment to be more effective by increasing the uptake by the targeted muscle groups.

You can gently apply light make up after the treatment but use a light dabbing motion instead of rubbing or spreading motion for the first day.

If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection sites.

Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally, temporary drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow may occur, which usually lasts for a few weeks, and if longer, will resolve when the effects of the toxin wear off.

The correction effect of Botulinum Toxin Type A reduces over time. Many people choose to be treated again within 4 months of the original treatment.

If you have any concerns at all please contact me on 07528617034 or email drbarrett@hotmail.co.uk