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Botox Post-Treatment Guidelines from A Dentist in Park Ridge

We know that Botox is a revolutionary cosmetic treatment that aids in reducing wrinkles and minimizes other signs of aging. Botox has also recently been introduced to the field of dentistry. Botox is now a part of several dental therapies, such as TMJ treatment and improving the appearance of cosmetic dental restorations.

Following Botox therapy at Beyond Smiles of Park Ridge, we recommend patients follow the guidelines listed below. These post-treatment guidelines help prevent possible side effects.

  • Avoid heavy lifting and any vigorous activity for 3-4 hours following Botox treatment. The toxin takes approximately two hours to fully settle in, and increasing circulation in/around the treated area may prevent this.
  • For 3-4 hours following Botox injections, avoid facial treatments. This includes facials, chemical peels, or microdermabrasion. A facial, peel, or microdermabrasion can be done same-day only if they are done before the Botox injections.
  • Two weeks following treatment, if the desired results were not achieved, the patient should contact their doctor. Any sooner, and the treatment may not have had enough time to work. (It can take between two and ten days for the treatment to take full effect.) Waiting any longer than two weeks to see your doctor again is also not recommended.
  • Exercise the treated muscles after Botox injection (e.g. facial movement, eyebrow lifting). This helps work the Botox into your muscles.
  • Do not rub or massage the treated area(s) for two hours following Botox injection.
  • Avoid facials or saunas for four hours after treatment to avoid raising your blood pressure and minimize the risk of temporary bruising.
  • For at least four hours, do not lie down after treatment in order to avoid pressure being exerted on the treated areas (i.e. from your pillow).
  • If you need to put on makeup following Botox treatment, be gentle with the application and avoid rubbing or putting pressure on the treated area(s).
  • Be sure to schedule a two week follow-up appointment with your dentist after receiving Botox treatment.

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If you are searching for a dentist near Park Ridge, IL who performs Botox treatment, look no further than Beyond Smiles of Park Ridge. From pre-treatment guidance to follow-up appointments, we will help you get the beautiful results you seek.

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