Botox Aftercare

4Hour Rule:

  • Try to exercise your treated muscles for the 4 hours after your treatment (this will work the injection into your muscles) 
  • Do not lie down or do strenuous exercise for 4 hours after treatment (try to avoid any exposure to a sauna, hot baths/showers or tanning for 4 hours).
  • Keep head upright if picking anything up form floor.
  • Do not drink alcohol for 4 hours.
  • Do not rub the treated area for at least 24hours – no facials and apply makeup very gently.

It is also worth noting – you may experience a mild headache after the Botox treatment, if this does happen you may take Paracetamol as needed.

Do not take (either before or after treatment) Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Neurofen or other anti-inflammatory as this may increase bruising.


There is a risk of bruising. If this does occur, it will only be temporary and can easily be covered with makeup.

Any bumps, marks or redness will go away within a few hours after your Botox treatment. Botox can take anything from 3 to 10 days to begin to work. The botox treatment can take up to 2 weeks to reach the completed results.


How long will it last?

Anti-wrinkle injections are a temporary procedure and have different effects on every individual. After your first treatment you may find that the effects wear off slightly quicker than consecutive treatments that you may have. This is normal, as botox works on the chemicals in the muscles it will gradually over time build up resistance and create a longer lasting effect. However this will take time and your 1st treatment may only last 2 months. If you maintain your treatment appointments with the frequency recommended (normally every 3 months), the duration of each treatment result may last longer.

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