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Botox Treatment Procedure

  • Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. 

  • Medications and supplements that have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.  Some examples are aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS.

  • On the day of the treatment our doctor will interview and do a physical examination to ensure a complete understanding of the desired outcome, checking contraindication and plan the treatment.

Treatment Procedure
  • Tincture of iodine is applied to the skin and allowed to air-dry. After drying, the area is dusted with cornstarch. When sweat reaches the surface of the skin, the starch and iodine combine, causing a dramatic color change (yellow to dark blue), allowing sweat production to be easily visualized.

  • The treatment areas will be sterilized with cleanser and alcohol to ensure minimum chance of complications.

  • A numbing cream will be applied and allowed 45 minutes to reach peak effectiveness, this reduces the discomfort during the treatment. 

  • Your chosen botulinum  product will be injected into the desired treatment areas.


Aftercare is incredibly important when it comes to Botox but it’s something that many people overlook. 

  • Do not lay face down within 4 hours of treatment.

  • Avoid  bending down, lying down, or doing strenuous exercise shortly after treatment.

  • Alcohol ,Aspirin, Ibuprofen or other strong painkillers may increase bruising, so should be avoided

  • It’s also a good idea to avoid using a sauna for 2 weeks.

  • To further reduce risk you should avoid aggressive skin manipulation up to one week after treatment. This means try to stay away from treatments or facial massage.

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