PRE/POST TREATMENT RESOURCES
Complete your medical intake form (sent upon booking) so your practitioner can assess your candidacy for treatment.
Avoid alcohol, over-the-counter Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids for 24hr before treatment. These items may increase bleeding and bruising. ** do not discontinue prescribed aspirin, plavix, warfarin, apixaban, edoxaban unless you have been advised by your prescriber or treatment practitioner
if possible - Arrive to your appointment with a clean face (i.e. no make-up).
Do not attend your appointment if you:
have an active facial infection,
have an active cold sore (or cold sore in the past 2 weeks)
have a fever, shortness of breath, cough, or new nasal congestion/discharge
tested positive for COVID-19 or any other communicable illness in the past 14 days
** please contact us in advance to cancel or reschedule your appointment.
What’s normal after a procedure?
❖ Wrinkle relaxer injections can cause temporary small amounts of swelling, bumps, redness, bruising, tenderness, a mild to moderate headache and sensations such as tingling or mild itching after the treatments. You may also experience a tight sensation or heavy sensation in the treated at the treatment areas which will subside. These effects are so common they can be considered a normal part of the process.
❖ It will usually take between 3 and 10 days to start to see any muscle relaxing effect and 14 days until the full effect has been reached.
❖ Treatment benefits start to wear off after 3-4 months on average.
How to protect your result and reduce side effects:
❖ You may: do small contractions of the muscles treated every 20 minutes for the first hour. If you don't do this - it will not affect your result.
❖ Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for tenderness if needed
❖ clean your face but When cleansing, avoid pressure and use gentle strokes away from the eyes (24hr).
❖ For 4 hours: avoid lying on your side, bending over, and sleeping,
avoid touching the treatment area(s)
❖ For 24 hours: avoid tight-fitting garments over the treated area (i.e. hats, helmets),
avoid strenuous exercise (sprinting, jumping jacks, HIIT, etc.) or
avoid excess alcohol (>2 beverages)
❖ For 48 hours: avoid exposure to UV light and heat (i.e. prolonged direct sun exposure, sauna, steam, sunbeds, hot showers).
❖ Wait a minimum of 2 weeks before skin resurfacing, chemical peels, semi-/permanent make-up (i.e. lip tinting), facial massage, or laser treatment.
❖ **Hyperhidrosis clients: Avoid use of anti-perspirant for 24 hours
Reduce the Chance of Infection:
❖ Do not touch the treated area for 6 hours.
❖ Do not apply make-up over injection points until the day after the procedure. Make-up contains high levels of bacteria.
When to Contact Us...
Contact us if you are worried or distressed in any way. To optimize results, if a touch-up appointment is required or desired, please ensure it is booked two weeks from your initial treatment.