Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness: Caring for Botox Injections
Though not a major surgery or something that will take you out the daily habits of your life for too long, Botox treatment still needs proper post-treatment care. Just like with any treatment, you should abide by a few guidelines for best results. The important thing to remember, however, is to relax. At Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, we are experts in cosmetic treatments and surgery recovery. Today, we share with you a couple post-treatment care tips for Botox treatment.
Avoid Activity for a Few Hours and Exercise for a Day
When you exert yourself by exercising or even running around at work within a day of your Botox injections, you run the risk of limiting the effects of the treatment. At Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness, we would recommend refraining from any exercise for at least 24 hours. Exercising causes your body to metabolize faster while the Botox is still diffusing to the treatment areas. Increasing your heart rate through exercise can cause you to metabolize some of the Botox before it reaches the intended area of treatment.
Do Not Lie Down for Four Hours
Following your Botox treatment, you must avoid laying down for at least four hours. The Botox still has not settled by the four-hour mark, and to play it safe, you will want to keep from doing anything that could shift the Botox from the intended area.
Keep Hands Away from the Treatment Area for 4 Hours
If the treatment area is sore or itchy or if you want a nice facial, try to distract yourself with something else for a while. Your touch could affect your treatment in two ways. Like exercising and lying down directly after Botox, you might disrupt the treatment area and make it less effective. Touching, pressing, or massaging your skin could also bruise the treated area. Some people are more sensitive to bruising than others after Botox, but the added pressure increases the risks for everyone. Once your four hours are up, you can have your facial or your face massage to help you relax after the long day.
After Botox treatment, you should see results after about one or two weeks. Your skin will have a smooth, healthy, and youthful appearance. The results typically last around 3-4 months. To maintain your results, schedule frequent appointments with your doctor. If you need a referral for a doctor, you can always contact Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness.
Contact Pearl Recovery Retreat & Wellness for Referrals
Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness offers upscale surgery recovery and private-duty nursing services for cosmetic, reconstructive, and other elective medical procedures. If you are interested in Botox injections and would like a referral, contact Pearl Recovery Retreat and Wellness today!