Post Treatment Advice
Wrinkle Relaxing Therapy
Try to exercise your facial muscles for an hour or so after your treatment. This will work the medication into your muscles. This may improve the treatment outcome but will not negatively impact on your treatment should you forget to do this. Try to refrain from touching the treated area and from wearing make-up for 24 hours after your treatment.
Do not have a facial, or electrical facial for 2 weeks after your treatment.
Avoid lying down or bending for 3 hours after treatment. Avoid strenuous exercise and heat therapies such as a sauna, steam room or hot tub for the next 24 hours.
Some patients experience a mild headache after the wrinkle relaxant treatment, if this happens over the counter pain relief should help although please avoid Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Nurofen or other anti-inflammatories as this may increase bruising.
The wrinkle relaxing treatment can take between 3-7 days to start to have an effect and will have reached a full effect by 2 weeks which will gradually wear off in approximately 4 months although this can vary greatly from patient to patient.
Aftercare is fairly straightforward and should not cause disruption to your everyday activities however, for the first 24 hours patients should avoid over exposure to heat and sunlight and please avoid the application of make-up for 24-48 hours after treatment.
Also, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing, laser skin tightening, other laser enhancements and facials (traditional and electrical) should be avoided for 2 weeks after the filler treatment. Post-treatment pain should be minimal however if you experience increasing pain, discolouration in the skin, itching or excessive swelling we would like you to contact us straight away.
It is common to experience mild to moderate swelling; this is very often worse the day after treatment and then settles over the next few days. You may also experience bruising and possibly mild pain all of which can be relieved with over the counter pain medications if necessary.
Please feel free to contact us with your questions or concerns via email, messenger or telephone should you have anything you wish to discuss regarding your treatment plan.