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How To Prepare For Your Botox Treatment

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28th September 2021

How To Prepare For Your Botox Treatment

Botox is one of the most popular facial aesthetic treatments around. It’s ideal for both men and women, suitable for most adults over 18, and has little in the way of side effects and downtime. Here’s a bit more about the treatment, how to prepare for it, and what the process entails with Crescent Lodge.

So, what is botox and how does it work?

Botox – also known as anti-wrinkle treatment – is a way to create a skin that appears smoother and more youthful. It works by ‘relaxing’ the muscles that create lines and wrinkles on your skin (often called ‘expressive muscles’, as they’re linked to your expressions). It’s completely safe in facial aesthetics and for specific medical treatments, too.

Why should I have botox?

Anti-wrinkle treatment can boost your appearance and your confidence. Our process involves a consultation to ensure it’s the right treatment for your needs, followed by the procedure itself, and then aftercare to help check you’re happy with your results and know-how to care for your skin afterwards. Anti-wrinkle injections need to be medically prescribed, so you can be assured they’re safe, effective and only given if suitable for you.

What can botox treat?

Our anti-wrinkle injections can be used for facial aesthetics, like targeting wrinkles around the eyes, nose and brow, or for medical concerns, like teeth grinding (bruxism) and excessive sweating (hyperhidrosis).

Image of a needle with a blurred mans face in the background.

How do I prepare for botox treatment?

Here is some advice from our experts here in Clapham:

  • Avoid blood-thinning treatments, like aspirin or ibuprofen. These are linked to increased bruising and bleeding during healing.
  • Eat healthily and keep hydrated, to ensure your body has what it needs to heal.
  • Some studies show that arnica supplements can prevent side effects like swelling, bruising and general discomfort, although clear this with your doctor first.
  • Avoid wearing make-up on the day of your anti-wrinkle injections.

What about aftercare?

  • The same applies.
  • Also, avoid facial treatments for a few days following botox.
  • Avoid heat treatments until swelling and any other side effects have subsided.
  • Avoid make-up and alcohol in the first 24 hours.
  • Stick to mild exercise, again until side-effects have passed.

What’s my next step?

Get in touch with our Clapham clinic to find out how we can help. You can fill out a form, drop us an email or call at your convenience, and we’ll schedule your consultation as soon as we can.