What to Do
It’s recommended that you exercise the treated facial muscles for 30 minutes to 1 hour after your treatment session. This helps the product take hold. You can gently apply makeup immediately after your appointment.
What to Avoid
It’s important to avoid straining, lifting, or exercising for the first day after treatment. That’s because elevating your heart rate can cause the product to spread to unwanted areas. It takes approximately 2 hours for the product to take hold in the nerve receptors, so you should remain upright and stable for the first 4 hours.
Avoid rubbing or massaging the treatment area for the first 36 hours since it can cause the product to migrate. When washing your face, make sure to do so gently and avoid putting pressure on the area. If you normally use retinoids or other active ingredients, resume using them only according to your injector’s instructions.
Botox can take 1-2 weeks to take effect. If you don’t see the results you want after 2 weeks, you can return for a touch-up appointment. Botox can last about 3-4 months for most patients, but this can vary based on many factors like your metabolism and activity level. Our team will make sure you understand when to return for your next appointment.
If you have any questions about your Botox treatment or need to schedule another appointment, our team is here to help. Contact us by calling (415) 523-9178 or filling out our online contact form.