BOTOX® Cosmetic Aftercare: Dos and Don'ts to Keep in Mind - Nob Hill Aesthetics

BOTOX® Cosmetic Aftercare: Dos and Don'ts to Keep in Mind

BOTOX® Cosmetic is a treatment that is very popular among women and men, often used to delay the signs of aging like wrinkles and fine lines. The neurotoxin injectable is safe, but proper aftercare is recommended to ensure that everything goes as planned when undergoing this treatment. Without it, you may not be able to enjoy the full effects of BOTOX® Cosmetic as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

Many patients have questions like, how do you take care of yourself after a BOTOX® Cosmetic session without compromising your results? Are there any things that you should do to improve the effects? This blog will offer some guidance.

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What Is BOTOX® Cosmetic?

BOTOX® Cosmetic is an injectable treatment that helps reduce wrinkles caused by excessive muscle contraction.

The neurotoxin injectable works by temporarily blocking certain nerve signals going from your nervous system to your muscles. This will prevent your muscles from contracting, as they will no longer receive the signal from your brain. Since your skin naturally features elastin and collagen to some extent, it will eventually bounce back to its original smooth shape. 

Things to Do After BOTOX® Cosmetic

After a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, there are several things that you can do to ease your comfort and improve your results. This includes the following:

  • DO Keep the Injection Area Clean

The injection site may be small, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t need aftercare. You must keep it clean so that you prevent infection. Make sure the area stays free of sweat, dirt, and other contaminants that can potentially irritate your skin.

  • DO Exercise Your Facial Muscles

After getting the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you may want to exercise your facial muscles by using different facial expressions. This can help the substance settle smoothly into your target muscles. Your results won’t be affected if you skip this step, but it may potentially improve your results.

  • DO Hydrate Yourself

After the BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you need to hydrate your skin to keep it moisturized and healthy. This should help your skin spring back into place faster. Additionally, since botulinum toxin may temporarily dehydrate your skin, it gives you one more reason to upgrade your water intake.

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Actions to Avoid After BOTOX® Cosmetic

Just as there are some things that you may want to do to improve your results, there are also some actions that you should avoid. This includes: 

  • DON’T Apply Pressure to the Site

After getting BOTOX® Cosmetic injections, refrain from pressing, rubbing, or scratching at the treated area for at least 24 hours. Doing so may cause the injected solution to migrate to areas where it’s not intended to be. When you touch or wash your face, you should use gentle motions.

  • DON’T Go Directly into the Sun

If you just got a BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, you should stay away from direct sunlight for a few days. If it cannot be avoided, use sunblock or protective clothing. UV rays can potentially reduce the effectiveness of the treatment, and the heat can also increase your blood flow. This can make your skin more likely to bruise or swell. 

  • DON’T Use Makeup for 24 Hours

Makeup can contain harsh irritants that could delay the healing of your skin. The pressure used when applying makeup can also cause the BOTOX® Cosmetic solution to migrate to other areas. If it cannot be avoided, use mineral makeup as it’s gentler, and use light touches to apply it.


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Get Started with BOTOX® Cosmetic Today!

The best place to get started with BOTOX® Cosmetic is usually a med spa. A premier med spa like San Francisco’s Nob Hill Aesthetics offers a highly skilled team of providers with over a decade of experience each and extensive training. Their specialty in BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can be seen in the many 5-star reviews they receive from their clients. Nob Hill Aesthetics actually has the most reviews for BOTOX® Cosmetic in the San Francisco area. In addition, their team of skilled providers will create a personalized BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment plan tailored to your needs while having your skincare and aesthetic goals in mind. Led by Dr. Bukov, who is a highly renowned aesthetic doctor, their team of BOTOX® Cosmetic providers check off every criterion when looking for a great place to get your BOTOX® Cosmetic injections. In addition, it only costs $12/unit for your first visit so that you are able to check out the quality of their BOTOX® Cosmetic injections firsthand! Get started on your skincare journey by booking an appointment now! Call Nob Hill Aesthetics and set up an appointment for BOTOX® Cosmetic Here!


For more information about BOTOX® Cosmetic and the appropriate aftercare, you can get in touch with Nob Hill Aesthetics at 415-440-6800. We would gladly offer the information you require for smooth aftercare. You may also visit our website for information or fill out our online contact form, and we can get in touch with you shortly for a consultation.