Neurotoxin Instructions

Pre Care Instructions

Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or straining for 2-3 hours (it takes approximately 2-3 hours for neurotoxin to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation during that time). Do not rub, touch, or manipulate neurotoxin for 6 hours. No facials. Make-up may be applied gently before leaving the office, remember to wipe up and away from your eyes or brows. Bruising in the area injected is normal and often expected, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several weeks. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising. It may take up to 10-14 days for neurotoxin to take full effect. It is highly recommended for all NEW clients to come back for a follow-up visit at 10 days to 2 weeks to assess results for dosage. Re-treatment is typically needed every 3-4 months. Regular injections usually yield a longer-lasting neurotoxin result as muscle strength decreases. If your upper lip was treated you will not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks. If you have ANY questions or concerns, please call our office during business hours. I understand that these pre/post-care instructions are important to my overall treatment. I agree that I have read and understood what is required of me before and following my treatment.

Post Care Instructions

Do not participate in activities that include heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, or straining for 2-3 hours (it takes approximately 2-3 hours for neurotoxin to bind to the nerve and you do not want to increase circulation during that time). Do not rub, touch, or manipulate neurotoxin for 6 hours. No facials. Make-up may be applied gently before leaving the office, remember to wipe up and away from your eyes or brows. Bruising in the area injected is normal and often expected, especially if treated around the eyes. Bruising can last up to several weeks. Using/taking Arnica may help diminish bruising. It may take up to 10-14 days for neurotoxin to take full effect. It is highly recommended for all NEW clients to come back for a follow-up visit at 10 days to 2 weeks to assess results for dosage. Re-treatment is typically needed every 3-4 months. Regular injections usually yield a longer-lasting neurotoxin result as muscle strength decreases. If your upper lip was treated you will not be able to drink through a straw, whistle, or enunciate some words for approximately 2 weeks. If you have ANY questions or concerns, please call our office during business hours. I understand that these pre/post-care instructions are important to my overall treatment. I agree that I have read and understood what is required of me before and following my treatment.