FOLLOWING TREATMENT WITH BOTULINUM TYPE A TOXIN
We recommend that you periodically tense the muscles for the first 3-4 hours immediately following the treatment. This will help the treatment to be more effective by increasing the uptake by the targeted muscle groups.
• Rubbing the treated area for 3-4 hours.
• Lying down for 3-4 hours and try to avoid sleeping on your face for the first night.
• Exercise on the day of treatment.
• Flying within the first 24 hours.
• Sunbeds for 7 days.
• Any facial treatments for 7 days after treatment as they may cause “tracking” of the Botulinum Toxin Type A to neighbouring areas.
You can gently apply light makeup after the treatment but use a light dabbing motion instead of rubbing or spreading motion for the first day.
If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection sites.
Side effects of this treatment are rare. Occasionally, temporary drooping of the eyelid or eyebrow may occur, which usually lasts for a few weeks, and if longer, will resolve when the effects of the toxin wear off.
The correction effect of Botulinum Toxin Type A reduces over time. Many people choose to be treated again within 4 months of the original treatment.
FOLLOWING TREATMENT WITH HYALURONIC ACID DERMAL FILLERS
Immediately following the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two. If this continues, or if other reactions occur, please contact Dr. David Barrett.
We recommend applying an ice pack to the treated area to reduce the initial swelling.
If you are having lip treatment the initial swelling may last longer. It can last for about a week and the lips may look somewhat uneven during this time, therefore, the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.
- Touching the treated area within 6 hours following treatment.
- After that, light make-up can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.
Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.
If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
As the dermal filler is absorbed, the correction effect reduces over time. Many people choose to be treated again within a year of the original treatment.