Neurotoxin Pre Treatment Instructions

  • Try to avoid consumption of alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to treatment (alcohol may thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising!)

  • It is recommended to avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications, if possible for a period of 2 weeks before treatment. Medications and supplements such as aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve and other NSAIDS have a blood thinning effect and can increase the risk of bruising and swelling after injections.

  • Schedule your neurotoxin (botox, dysport or xeomin) appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which you may be attending, such as a wedding or a vacation. Results from neurotoxins injections will take approximately 4 to 7 days to appear. Also bruising and swelling may be apparent in that time period. 

  • Give us a call or email at least 24 hours in advance if you have a rash, cold sore or blemish on the area.

  • If you use Retin-A, it may cause irritation and redness to the area. You may want to consider discontinuing use for 2 days prior to your appointment.

  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant. If you are breastfeeding

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