Post-BOTOX® Cosmetic Instructions

Serving Denver, Greenwood Village, Cherry Creek, Littleton, Aurora, Castle Rock & Nearby Areas

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After-care instructions for BOTOX CosmeticThe beauty of BOTOX® Cosmetic is that you can be treated, and get back to your life quickly, returning to your daily activities. There are a few exceptions post-treatment to make sure that you achieve the most favorable results. Here is the quick list of rules to follow after your BOTOX treatment, which you can read about in full on our post-treatment instructions page:

  • Do not lie down for at least 4 hours after your appointment. Doing so can put pressure on the injection site, which could lead to bruising or a less-than-ideal result.
  • Avoid forms of strenuous exercise and exertion for 4 hours. This prevents bruising and potential displacement or uneven settling of BOTOX®.
  • Do not rub the injection site for at least 4 hours. Let the product settle and heal beneath the skin without excessive bruising or redness.
  • Allow 7-14 days to see results. Prior to that, you may feel like your wrinkles are still pronounced. Don't worry – the full effect of the product takes several days and up to two weeks to manifest.

Most other things are permissible, such as showering, working, eating a meal, etc. Some people prefer to have their BOTOX® Cosmetic injections on a day when they do not have to return to work. Redness and a little swelling is normal, so some people prefer to stay at home while it resolves. Others are comfortable with the way the skin looks, and some apply cosmetics to cover up any redness, which is fine as long as you use a gentle touch and don't rub the area.

At Facial Aesthetics, we want each of our guests to have a great experience while under our care. We will make sure that you know what to expect in the days following any treatment that you ultimately choose.

To learn more or to arrange a complimentary consultation in Denver, please call Facial Aesthetics at 303-377-2868.