MBBS, Cosmetic Procedures and Clinical Dermatology And Therapeutics
Aesthetic Medicine Specialist, Delhi
18 years experience
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After Botox treatment, you should not sleep on your
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Most people take 2 to 4 hours to recover from Botox treatment before they get back to their normal lifestyle. During this time, you may want to rest. When doing so, do not sleep on your stomach. It is best to sleep on your back so that no extra pressure is put on your face. This will keep the botox filling from shifting and help maintain the look you seek. It is also a good idea to sleep on your back for the next couple of nights.
How does Botox treatment work?
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Botox treatment is becoming increasingly popular among ladies in their 40s and 50s. The injectable treatment works by partially paralyzing muscles of face responsible for the development of fine lines and wrinkles as age increases. The injectable slowly mixes with the target muscles and results in a firmer and younger looking skin. It can cause some sort of discomfort, but numbing ointments can help in reducing the pain. You will have to wait for at least 3 to 7 days to see visible results from your Botox treatment.
You should not take Blood Thinners after Botox
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Do not take any blood thinning medication immediately after the procedure. This includes over the counter medicines such as aspirin and ibuprofen. You should also avoid taking any vitamin E supplements, fish oil and ginseng as they could also thin your blood. Ask your doctor before taking any medicines. You should ideally stop taking these medicines at least a week before the procedure.
What can you expect after the Botox treatment?
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Even though Botox treatment requires a few days to manifest visible results, you can see that your skin is much refreshed and relaxed following the treatment. With Botox treatment, your skin would not only be replenished temporarily, but the change will stay for around a year.
To see the true results of your Botox treatment, you should wait
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It takes about 14 days or 2 weeks for Botox to settle into your muscles and look natural. Hence, be patient. If you aren't happy with the results of your treatment, consult your doctor. The Botox may have shifted and the effect can be corrected. However, you may have to wait a while before this can be done. Repeat treatments should be a gap of at least 3 months apart to maintain the look and yet give you a natural look.