Avoid alcohol, caffeine, Niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates, spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours before and after your treatment. (All of these factors may increase risk of bruising and swelling).
You should not drink alcohol within the first 24 hours after treatment. It's also important to avoid too much caffeine both before and after your scheduled appointment. This is to ensure you get the best possible results.
Along with alcohol you should avoid drinking excessive caffeine before or after your procedure, in order not to dehydrate and increase your heart rate. By increasing your heart rate and blood flow, the Botox can destroy itself more quickly before the skin tightening effects have time to take place.
For this reason, many practitioners and injectors recommend that you avoid drinking alcohol directly before and after your Botox treatment, as bruising might occur at the injection sites where your Botox injections were administered.
Waiting at least a day or two before drinking after a treatment is a good idea, because alcohol has blood thinning properties that can make your skin at the injection site more prone to bruising and swelling.
Yes, you can have caffeine before and after Botox injections. There are no contraindications.
The first 24 hours after Botox are the most important. During this time, the Botox can shift and resettle in a different location. Luckily, this only lasts for a day and you will be able to take hot showers the day after your Botox treatment.
Ideally, avoid touching your face for 24 hours after your treatment. Use tepid water and a gentle cleanser to wash your face for 72 hours after treatment and gently pat dry. Your skin may feel drier than usual after Botox.
Drink Plenty of Water
To get the most out of your Botox treatments, drink between half a gallon and a full gallon of water per day. This helps your skin with cellular rejuvenation and cellular turnover, keeping it hydrated, fresh, young, and healthy.
Are there any Foods or Drinks I Should Stay away from after Botox? There are no foods or drinks that you need to avoid when getting Botox and no special diet is required.
Don't lay down for the first 4 hours after having Botox
You might be sore or a little tired after having Botox injected, but you should avoid laying down for the first four hours after the injections. Both bending and laying down could spread the toxin and lead to bruising at the injection site.
Another possibility caused by drinking alcohol too soon after your Botox treatment is swelling. Again, with alcohol causing your blood to thin, the additional blood flow can widen your blood vessels resulting in swollen soft tissue.
Adverse effects are rare and can include flu like symptoms, transient fatigue and nausea, as well as injection site reactions, excessive weakness in the target muscle, falls, and pain.
The body begins to form antibodies against the product. Eventually the antibodies will block Botox® from working, and the facial muscles will recover very rapidly. At that point, there is little point in getting further injections of Botox®. This resistance process typically takes months or years to complete.
Answer: Botox migration
The botox can migrate either at the time of injection or for a little while afterwards. The effect may only come on after days to 2 weeks later as the botox starts to work. The greater the volume injected the greater the risk of migration.
Don't lie down for at least 3 hours after receiving Botox. Don't go into any saunas, hot tubs, or tanning booths for at least 4 hours. This helps to prevent bruising, because heat can raise your blood pressure. Otherwise, you can resume your regular activities right after getting Botox.
AVOID: Alcohol, caffeine, niacin supplement, high-sodium foods, high sugar foods, refined carbohydrates (you may eat fruit), spicy foods, and cigarettes 24-48 hours after your treatment. AVOID: Vigorous exercise and sun and heat exposure for 3 days after treatment.
Relax in the Shade
Avoid full sun exposure for the rest of the day after receiving BOTOX® injections. Any kind of heat (including hot showers) will increase your blood pressure and promote bruising.
Avoid heat exposure for 24 to 48 hours, which includes hot showers, tanning beds, hot tubs, and saunas. While alcohol consumption after Botox is not usually a risk, it is recommended you not drink alcohol for 24 hours as a precautionary measure. Alcohol is a blood-thinner, so it could potentially exacerbate bruising.
The first “true” results will be noticeable within 24 to 48 hours – when you'll see a softening of wrinkles. Why does Botox need a couple days to start working? Botox freezes your muscles by stopping the release of acetylcholine. It takes awhile for your body to “use up” the acetylcholine that's already circulating.
For the first few days after your BOTOX treatment, you can gently wash your face or apply lotions. You can use the same moisturizer and cleanser you always have, as they won't harm your results. However, facials, microdermabrasion, or any other kind of skin treatments should be avoided for at least a week.
Yes, you can wash your hair and face after receiving Botox® injections. As said above you should avoid using anything which may irritate the puncture site for at least 6 hours after your treatment.
After Cosmetic Botox, Be Sure to Sleep on Your Back
Sleeping on your stomach or side can cause Botox to migrate to other areas of your face. This can result in uneven results or even bruising. Sleeping on your back, however, minimizes the risk of it migrating and ensures it stays where it is supposed to.