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How To Keep Your Skin Healthy Before And After Botox

Last updated: May 25, 2022

Botulinum toxin often referred to as Botox, is a common treatment used to remedy muscle problems, eye disorders, and, of course, wrinkles. There are not many people that have heard of Botox, and chances are if you are reading this article, you have either gone through with the operation or are thinking of doing it. Of course, it is always beneficial to speak to a healthcare professional, but your skincare routine may change slightly after your operation.

In this article, we will go through the benefits of a great skincare routine that goes past healthy and glamorous skin and answer all the questions you may have after your Botox operation.

Benefits Of A Healthy Skincare Routine

The benefits of a natural skincare routine outpace the regimented routine and go past just having healthy skin. Your skin is the body's largest organ, and so, it contributes very heavily to your health. Smooth skin doesn't just make you look better and younger, it helps to absorb natural vitamins, keeps your body hydrated and regulated, prevents many illnesses, and regulates your body's temperature, which affects sleeping, eating, and normal daily functions.

Ideal Pre-Botox Routine

The ideal routine before your operation may have varied, but more than likely include multiple lotions and some products that you have tried which may not have had much effect. The ideal "glass skin" routine is a seven-step South Korean skincare routine that includes cleansing, exfoliating, toning, applying essence, applying serum, moisturizing, and finally, applying sunscreen. This routine is extremely popular in the highly regulated beauty industry of South Korea and is highly touted as one of the best, especially when paired with gentle cosmetics. 

Ideal Post-Botox Routine

After your treatment, it is best to not immediately touch your face as it may become irritated. A few days after your treatment, you should start gently washing your face with warm soap and water. After about a week, it is alright to apply certain lotions in addition to washing your face. Moisturizer and cleanser can also be introduced, but your regular facials, microdermabrasion, and other skin treatments should be avoided for a further week as they may affect the targeted areas. Speak to your healthcare professional to confirm, but after two weeks you should be able to resume a healthy skincare routine.

The benefits of a natural skincare routine outpace the regimented routine and go past just having healthy skin. Your skin is the body's largest organ, and so, it contributes very heavily to your health. Smooth skin doesn't just make you look better and younger, it helps to absorb natural vitamins, keeps your body hydrated and regulated, prevents many illnesses, and regulates your body's temperature, which affects sleeping, eating, and normal daily functions.

FAQs

Can you drink alcohol before botox?

Before your treatment, you should avoid the consumption of alcohol for at least 24 hours, but for best results, seven days. It is also advisable to avoid drinking for 2-7 days after your Botox treatment to get the most out of your injections.

Can you fly after botox?

Flying after Botox is up for contention and there is no generally agreed scientific article that prohibits flying after Botox. In general, even for the most cautious, waiting 2-7 days before a flight would help assuage any concerns.

Can you get a facial after botox?

No. After being injected with your Botox treatment, your face should not be touched for a day. Of course, it is always advisable to speak to a healthcare professional, but waiting 1 week before getting a facial is highly recommended, as it will otherwise damage, inflame and or reduce the effectiveness of your treatment. If the facial is extremely shallow and cleansing, it can be done in as short as a few days after.

Can you get a facial before botox?

Facials can apply pressure and foreign products to your skin which may damage the Botox injection site, or at the very least reduce your results. As such, the caution should be getting a facial after Botox, not before. There is a problem getting a facial just before Botox, but it is recommended to not adjust your face's natural oils at least 24 hours before your treatment. 

Can you get a massage after botox?

This entirely depends on the massage and the pressure of the massage. If you have a scheduled massage appointment for your back, for example, notify your practitioner that you have received Botox treatment, and to make the necessary accommodations if they are still able to take you. The facial position in most massages will place undue pressure on your injection site, so it is generally advised to avoid this for at least a week. However, regular physiotherapy will not affect your face and can be resumed within  a day or two.

Can you take advil after botox?

Advil contains ibuprofen, which, much like aspirin or similar pain relievers, will thin the blood. This will greatly increase your chance of swelling or bleeding during or after your operation. Advil should not be taken for a day before and after your treatment, but it is always necessary to speak to your healthcare professional about pain mitigation and aftercare, as they will provide the best course of action for your post-operation treatment.

Can you take Tylenol after botox?

Tylenol contains acetaminophen, which is generally considered a safe painkiller for most operations it does not thin the blood. In fact, this is usually the painkiller prescribed by medical professionals for any over-the-counter solution to mild or moderate pain. Of course, this cannot be taken as targeted medical advice, and is generally recommended to follow the instructions of your healthcare practitioner on pain management and any aftercare steps.

Can you tan after botox?

Both spray tanning and natural tans are to be avoided 48-72 hours after your operation. Botox can cause redness, swelling, pain and other uncomfortable side effects, which are normal, for the first few days after your treatment. In this way, it is best to minimize the effects on your skin in any way, including applying substances to your face or exposing it to sunlight.

Can you wear a hat after botox?

This entirely depends on the injection site. If the upper part of your face, forehead, head, or hair was treated do not wear any hats, visors or head coverings in anyway, and do not lie down for a few hours. Further, you should avoid any vigorous exercise as it may displace your injections.

 


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