Before Your Tox Appointment
Follow these tips to prepare for your Botox, Jeuveau or Dysport treatment.
You may book a consultation prior to your appointment to discuss your goals and come up with a treatment plan or we can do a consultation at your appointment!
If you have a special event or vacation coming up, please keep in mind that you may want to schedule your treatment at least 2 weeks in advance. It can take up to 2 weeks for the Neurotoxin to full take effect.
If you have a history of cold sore outbreaks we recommend pre-treating with an antiviral 3 days prior to your appointment as there is a risk the injection could activate an outbreak Please let us know if you are prone.
Avoid Neurotoxins if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or allergic to any of the ingredients in the product.
It is recommended that you wait at least 2 weeks to have botulinum toxin treatments performed if you have previously had cosmetic treatments with laser, ultrasound, peels, facials or microdermabrasion. Avoid these treatments for 2 weeks after as well.
Avoid taking medications and supplements such as: Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Aleve, St. John’s Wort, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Primrose Oil, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week before and after treatment to minimize bruising or bleeding. Please consult with your primary physician prior to discontinuing any medications.
Discontinue use of topical retinoids or vitamin A derivative products (Retin A, etc.), chemical exfoliants (glycolic acid, etc.), mechanical exfoliants (scrubs, etc.) 7-10 days before and after treatment.
Avoid tweezing, bleaching, waxing, and hair removal cream to avoid any increased redness or irritation.
Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. (All of these factors may increase risk of bruising, swelling, and irritation).
Be sure to eat and hydrate before your appointment!
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