Botox Aftercare

December 12th, 2016

botoxaftercareBotox is a solution for lots of patients who want to fix their wrinkles and unwanted facial lines. For many people, wrinkles can be seen as a sign of aging and cause you to look more tired than you actually are. Additionally, facial lines can sometimes make you appear angry as well as exhausted. As a solution for these unwanted physical features, Botox in the Woodlands is a great option. Dr. Myers can work carefully with you to make sure that you get the desired results you want from your treatment. Whether it’s getting rid of specific facial lines or tightening up certain areas, trained specialist Dr. Myers can make sure that you leave our practice happy with your results.

While many patients are extremely satisfied after getting Botox in the Woodlands, simply getting the procedure doesn’t mean that your work is entirely over. Botox is a great surgery that isn’t invasive and results in amazing, noticeable changes in your skin and facial texture. However, without the proper care and attention that your face needs after surgery, your results may not last as long as they are intended to. After getting your surgery, Dr. Myers will walk you through a set of special instruction on how to care for your face during your recovery time and after. However, if you want to know some of the key steps in Botox aftercare, we’ve outlined it for you here, starting with certain side effects that are common.

Side Effects for Botox

Firstly, it’s important to identify what’s normal and not normal after your surgery. After getting Botox in the Woodlands, you may experience some side effects after the first few days. Nonetheless, it shouldn’t be anything serious or anything that causes you to feel extreme pain. Some of the side effects include a small amount of swelling. Depending on how much Botox you received, the swelling can last up to a couple of days. Also, Botox can result in temporary redness in the areas where you were injected. This may be unpleasant but it should also only last for a little while. Additionally, sometimes bruising can be a side effect of getting Botox. The amount of bruising depends on the individual patient. Again, the bruising should be a minor side effect and nothing to worry about. When you experience these side effects, it is best to let them subside and heal on their own. Don’t pick at your face or it will make it worse and take longer to heal. Simply allow yourself time to heal and these will all naturally go away in time.

Aftercare Tips for Botox

Besides dealing with side effects, there are also other special instructions you should follow. It’s is recommended for anyone who received Botox in the Woodlands to rest afterward. It’s very important to refrain from anything super physical or aerobic because these activities can ultimately affect your results. Immediately after getting Botox, it may be tempting to apply ice to your face due to the redness and swelling. Although this is typically a natural response, make sure that you do not use ice, as it can also affect your results. When it comes to bathing, you can take a warm shower or bath; however, we recommend not using really hot temperatures. Any hot temperatures can increase blood flow to your face which can alter the effects of Botox. We also recommend avoiding any steam that could potentially touch your face. After getting Botox, you also may not nap or go to sleep directly after. Some of these instructions may seem a little strange, but ultimately it’s all in your best interest. At Myers Plastic Surgery, we want to make sure you get the most out of your surgery. Taking care of yourself with these instructions will ensure that your results last as long as possible.

If you have more questions about how to care for your face after Botox surgery, please contact Myers Plastic Surgery in the Woodlands area today!