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Botulinum toxin type A, also known as Botox, is one of the most popular types of facial injections for wrinkles. This neuromodulator works via injection directly into the desired area of treatment, and works below the surface by relaxing your muscles and making wrinkles less prevalent.

Since Botox is a non-invasive aesthetic treatment, you’re free to go back to work or school on the same day. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean you can resume all of your normal activities. Below are the top things you should not do after your Botox treatment.

Don’t touch or rub your skin

After your injections, you might feel slight pain and irritation. You must resist the urge to touch or rub your skin though, as this can cause the solution to move around. Wait at least five or six hours before touching your face, including washing it.

Don’t hit the gym

Intense physical activity can also cause your injections to move around to other parts of your body, thereby creating undesirable results. Be sure to steer clear of the gym and other forms of physical activity for at least 24 hours.

Don’t hit the beach

If you don’t have to go back to work following your Botox treatment, you’ll still want to think twice before heading out to the beach or engaging in any other sun-related activity. Excessive heat should be avoided until all the inflammation and pain has gone away, which can take a few days.

Don’t drink alcohol

Alcohol not only dehydrates your skin, but it can increase your risk of bruising at the injection site. We recommend avoiding alcohol for at least 24 hours after your treatment, as well as 72 hours before your injections to minimize such risks.

Don’t take blood thinners

Over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen, as well as prescription blood thinners like warfarin, can disrupt the healing process. Tell us if you’re taking any blood thinners beforehand.

Do call our office for a consultation

If you’re looking for the best med spa Los Angeles , consider Sculpt DTLA for your Los Angeles Botox treatments. During your consultation, we will go over the entire treatment procedure, including your aftercare plan.

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