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Do you wear makeup after botox? Find out more about before and aftercare

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Botox is an injectable cosmetic drug that temporarily paralyzes your muscles. The injection uses a diluted amount of toxin to stop muscles from contracting which helps wrinkles soften and relax. Most people use Botox to reduce the appearance of facial wrinkles. It’s also used to treat conditions like chronic migraine and hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating).

Whether you’re getting your first, fifth, or tenth Botox treatment, there are some crucial before and aftercare tips you need to consider. While Botox is considered a safe and effective way to treat and prevent wrinkles and provide a more youthful look, without the proper care both before and after treatment, you increase your risk of side effects and complications such as bruising. So yes, you can wear makeup after botox, but there are some recommendations:

Before

  • Do not wear makeup on the day of treatment. 
  • No sun tanning or self-tanners 4 weeks before treatment (including spray tans, tanning lotions, tanning beds, exposure to sunlight, etc.) 
  • Some medications (such as blood thinners) or supplements may increase the risk of bruising.  
  • Avoid treatments that may irritate the skin 1-2 weeks before treatment (waxing, depilatories, etc.) 
  • Notify the clinic of any changes to your health history or medications since your last appointment 
  • Alcoholic beverages 24 hours before Botox injections may increase bruising 

Aftercare

  • Avoid any exercise for at least 3 hours after treatment;  
  • Don’t get a facial or head massage for at least 24 hours after. You should also avoid rubbing your face in the area that was treated;  
  • Don’t lie down for at least 3 hours after the procedure;  
  • Don’t go into any saunas, hot tubs, or tanning booths for at least 4 hours. This helps prevent bruising since heat can raise your blood pressure. 
  • Avoid any exfoliation for at least 24 hours 
  • Avoid any laser, resurfacing, or skin tightening treatments for 2 weeks post-treatment 

Are you in North Miami Beach or the surrounding areas? At Botoplace, you can have the best botox treatments ever, book now!

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