After Facial Cosmetic Treatment

Pre- and Post-Operative Instructions for BOTOX® Cosmetic Injection

  • You may experience some of the following:
  • Occasional mild temporary redness at the injection site
  • Occasional mild temporary swelling
  • Rare mild bruising
  • Occasional tingling sensation

Following BOTOX® Cosmetic therapy you may DO the following:

  • Immediately return to light activity, including work
  • Apply makeup and skin care products as desired but avoid glycolic or Retin A products for one day
  • Please AVOID rubbing the injection site and AVOID strenuous exercise for 24 hours.

Post-Op Instructions for Restylane® Cosmetic Injection

Immediately after the treatment, you may experience temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two to three days. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. If you experience symptoms beyond two to three days, or if other reactions occur, please contact our office.

  • Avoid exercise and alcohol for six hours post treatment.
  • Avoid rubbing the treated area within six hours following treatment. After that the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
  • Until the initial redness and swelling have resolved, avoid exposure of the treated area to heat (sunlamp or sunbathing).

Evidence shows that having a follow-up Restylane treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect.

One week prior to your next treatment with Restylane, avoid taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, St. John’s Wart, and high doses of vitamin E supplements. These agents may increase bruising and bleeding at the injection site.

If you are concerned about anything you consider significant, call us at 209.824.7230.