When it comes to botox treatments, one of the most common questions is what to do after your procedure. To make things easier, we here at Waco Surgical Arts have put together a botox post-op treatment plan to give you a better understanding of what to do after your procedure.
1 Hour After Treatment
In the first hour after your treatment, you will want to practice the facial exercises outlined by your physician. Facial exercises will help the toxin bind as intended to the localized areas.
3-4 Hours After Treatment
In the next 3-4 hours, you will want to follow the following instructions:
No Straining, Heavy Lifting, Or Vigorous Exercise - Botox takes approximately two hours to bind itself to the nerve and begin working. Maintaining a relaxed heart rate and limiting circulation allows it to bind to the intended areas and not be washed away and affect other areas of the face.
Avoid Manipulation Of The Area - For the same reason you should avoid straining and vigorous exercise, you should avoid doing a facial, peel, or microdermabrasion. Make sure your Botox appointment is scheduled for after any of these services if on the same day.
2-10 Days After Treatment
Botox, depending on the treatment, usually takes about 2-10 days to take full effect. At Waco Surgical Arts, we recommend that the patient return for a follow-up visit after 2 weeks to ensure the desired effect was achieved and to answer any questions you may have.
Facial Rejuvenation Botox In Waco, Texas
If you are looking for facial rejuvenation services in Waco, Texas, look no further than Waco Surgical Arts. As a dually licensed physician in both medicine and dentistry, Dr. Beck practices a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery. Servicing the Central Texas area for years, Waco Surgical Arts has been one of Waco’s favorite facial botox centers. To make an appointment, fill out our online appointment form.