Recently you may have undergone a treatment in which a tiny amount of a muscle relaxing protein has been injected into muscles to improve appearance. lt will usually take between 3 and 10 days to start to see any muscle relaxing effect and 1 4 days until the full effect has been reached.

What’s normal after a procedure?

lnjections can cause small amounts of swelling, a temporary bump, redness, bruising, a mild to moderate headache, and sensations such as tingling or mild itching after the treatments. These effects are so common they can be considered a normal part of the process.

The initial effects will show in the first 2-5 days. Peak effect on the muscle is at I4 days, but the result will continue to improve for 4 weeks or more. The benefits start to wear off after 3-4 months on average.

How to Protect Your Result & Reduce Side Effects

-Remain upright for 2 hours.

-Try to exercise your treated muscles for the first hour after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). This helps to work the treatment into your muscles. Although this may help your procedure outcome, it will NOT impact your treatment negatively if you forget to do this

-When cleansing, avoid pressure and use gentle strokes away from the eyes.

-Avoid facial massages or electrical stimulation of the face for the next 2 weeks.

-Avoid wearing tight caps or garments in the area that has been injected.

-Avoid alcohol and exposure to UV and extreme heat i.e. sauna, steam, sun beds, very hot showers,

strenuous exercise etc.

-Please be aware that some, though very few patients, experience a mild headache. You may take Tylenol to help with this for pain relief.

-Be assured that tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours after your treatment. There is a small risk of bruising. If this occurs, do not worry since it will only be temporary and can easily be covered up with makeup. Any little bit of bruising may last up to one week.

Reduce the Chance of lnfection:

– Do not apply make-up for approximately 6 hours unless it is mineral based.

-Wash your hands immediately post procedure.

– Do not touch your face in the areas injected for 6 hours.

Contact us…

-lf you develop a side effect, such as a dry eye, droopy eyelid, heavy brow.

-Any other side effects you think are important.

-lf you feel distressed or worried in any way.

-Routine adjustments can be carried out from day 14 after your procedure.