Although Botox has been a popular choice among patients because of its minimal downtime, it is still a medical procedure where certain instructions must be followed to ensure successful and quick recovery. Here at our New York facial rejuvenation practice, we ensure that patients get the most out of their Botox treatments and ensure that they recover from the procedure at the soonest possible time.
Here are three simple instructions to facilitate your recovery.
Apply ice on the injection site.
Days after the procedure, you will most likely experience bruising on the injection sites, but some patients may not get it. In case you have bruising on the injection sites, you could alleviate it by applying an ice pack or any cold compress. It is also best to apply cold compress immediately after the procedure to significantly reduce your risk of swelling or bruising a couple of days after getting Botox injections.
Don’t move too much.
Avoid migration. This means it is best that you avoid doing physical activities that could affect the treatment site. During your procedure, the Botox solution will be injected into very specific target muscles in your skin. Too much activity, which can irritate the area, may cause the medication to shift around. This is a common reason why some patients experience numbing in particular areas that were not injected with Botox. Avoid putting too much pressure on your face for at least a day after the procedure – that is, if you don’t want your face to be drooping around in the wrong places.
Your doctor knows best.
One of the best ways to ensure that your recovery will be quick and easy, whether from Botox or any procedure, is to always listen and follow the instructions given to you by your doctor. Your cooperation will not only greatly affect your recovery, but also the outcomes of the procedure. Always maintain contact with your doctor and do not ignore follow-up visits. This way, your doctor could check if your desired results have been achieved.
Schedule your Botox treatment today and get the chance to look years younger. Call us at 212-861-6400 to book an appointment. We look forward to your visit!