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5 Simple Tips to Ensure The Fastest Botox Recovery

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  • June 16, 2020

Are you considering having a Botox skin treatment? To ensure you enjoy the safest and most natural results, here are some top tips on speeding up the healing and recovery process from this popular cosmetic procedure.

Thanks to the incredible advancements in cosmetic treatments, patients no longer have to resort to cosmetic surgery to achieve all their anti-aging and aesthetic goals. Today, non-surgical cosmetic procedures such as tissue fillers and Botox are becoming increasingly popular as they offer incredible and long-lasting results at a fraction of the cost and with no surgical risks. 

These treatments offer additional benefits, including: 

  • Quicker treatment times (approximately 15-30 minutes for 1 treatment) 
  • Few and temporary side effects
  • Long lasting and visible results
  • Little to no recovery time 
  • Natural looking results 

Customized Botox Treatments at Affordable Costs in Edmonton 

At our Edmonton clinic, we offer fully customized surgical and non-surgical cosmetic treatments, including facelifts, liposuction, Botox, and tissue fillers at affordable costs to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals in the safest and quickest way possible. 

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5 Tips for Speeding Up Recovery from Your Botox Treatment 

Botox is often referred to as a ‘lunchtime procedure’ because it takes less than 30 minutes to perform and requires very little downtime afterwards. That means that you can return to your daily activities immediately after your treatment. However, you may experience certain side effects, including: 

  • Bruising
  • Swelling 
  • Redness in the treatment area 
  • Some pain in the treatment area 

To ensure the fastest and most efficient recovery, here are some tips you can follow: 

1. Avoid Heat 

Botox treatments are administered using a tiny needle that is so small, bruising doesn’t tend to occur. However, there is always a chance of this, so to reduce your risk of bruising, avoid heat for the first 24 hours. 

This includes avoiding: 

  • Hot showers
  • Baths 
  • Hot tubs 

Can I use ice? If you want to apply ice to the area, make sure to leave it on for 20 seconds or less in a particular area, as you don’t want to over-freeze your skin with ice. 



2. Never Rub the Injection Site 

For the safest and best Botox results, you want to avoid stimulating movement near the injection site for at least the first 24 hours. Although Botox has no associated downtime, it can take a few hours to settle. By rubbing or touching the injection site at that time, you risk shifting the Botox to a different, unintended muscle. 

Keep in mind: Slight lumps, redness, and bumps at the injection site aren’t uncommon after a Botox treatment and they will disappear after a few days. Also remember that it can take up to 1 week for your results to be fully visible. 



3. Avoid Strenuous Exercise for at Least 24 Hours

After your Botox treatment, you want to avoid any strenuous activity, as this will keep you comfortable while your body continues to recover. Refraining from exercise will also give your Botox time to settle, avoiding the risk of your results becoming uneven, or the Botox moving to an unintended muscle.

4. Avoid Lying Down on Your Stomach 

Many cosmetic surgeons will make the recommendation that it’s best to remain upright for at least four hours after your Botox treatment. If you do want to lie down, make sure to lie on your back. 

Why is this important? As your Botox settles, you want to avoid anything that could ‘squash’ your face. Correct lounging and sleeping habits after your procedure can help ensure optimal results. 

5. Avoid Using NSAIDs or Blood Thinners 

NSAIDs, such as Advil, Motrin, and Aspirin, can thin your blood, which may increase your risk of bruising. Make sure you don’t take these medications for at least 24 hours after your Botox procedure and ALWAYS make sure to tell your cosmetic surgeon about your current medications before getting a Botox treatment. This will ensure your safety and best results. 

Book a Botox Consultation Today

The best way to ensure you get the safest and best results from your Botox treatment is by scheduling an appointment with our board-certified plastic surgeon. During this consultation, you’ll be able to discuss your aesthetic goals, overall health, and the cost of the Botox treatment. 

To find out more, fill out our online contact form.

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