Important Botox/Dysport Pre-Treatment Instructions
To reduce the chance of bruising, avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications for 2 weeks prior to your treatment:
- Omega 3 / Fish oil
- NSAID Pain relievers – Ibuprofen/Naproxen/Advil/Alleve/Motrin (Tylenol OK)
- Blood Thinners (get primary physician approval first)
- Ginkgo Biloba / Ginseng / St. John’s Wort
- Vitamin E / Exotic or herbal supplements
Do NOT consume alcoholic beverage at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising)
Schedule your Botox/Dysport appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event in which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from the Botox/Dysport injections will take approximately 10-14 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period.
If you have a history of cold sores please let your provider know, they may put you on an anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
Please arrive without makeup.
Be sure to have a good meal, including food and water before treatment. This will decrease the chance of lightheadedness during your treatment.
You are NOT a candidate if you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant or breastfeeding.
After Care: Botox or Dysport Treatment
Do NOT massage or rub the treated area for at least 14 days following treatment.
Do NOT receive facial treatments (facials, eyebrow waxing or threading, no clarisonic brush) or microdermabrasion after Botox/Dysport injections for at least 2 weeks.
Smiling and frowning right after Botox/Dysport treatments helps the Botox/Dysport find its way to the muscle into which it was injected after being treated. 2 smiles and frowns every 15 minutes after treatment for 2 hours.
There is a risk of bruising which is only temporary and can be covered up with makeup. Arnica pills and gel can be used to minimize bruising and swelling and are available for purchase at our office.
If the treated area becomes tender/painful changes color, is oozing, or if you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office right away, at 401-649-0320. After hours press #2 to reach the Doctor on call.