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Neurotoxin

Pre & Post Care

Before porcedure

We cannot treat during pregnancy, nursing, or patients trying to get pregnant, neurological Diseases including but not limited to Myasthenia Gravis, Multiple Sclerosis, Lambert Eaton Syndrome, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson’s. Allergies to the toxin ingredients, or to human albumin, any active infection, previous allergy or reaction to Botox.

Medications which are contraindications to receive neurotoxin include: aminoglycosides, nerve blockers (anticholinesterases, succinylcholine), lincosamides, polymyxins, quinidine, or magnesium sulfate. Also herbal supplements such as garlic, vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, St. John’s Wort, and omega-3 capsules. DO NOT DISCONTINUE A BLOOD THINNER, ASPIRIN, PLAVIX, BRILINTA, OR SIMILAR THAT HAS BEEN PRESCRIBED BY YOUR DOCTOR.

For optimal results, and to minimize the chance of bleeding or bruising at the injection site, please avoid all blood-thinning medications and supplements for three days after your appointment. This includes over-the-counter medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aleve.

Avoid any irritant chemical, soaps, lotions to area for the week prior. Do not wear make-up to your treatment.

Post-Treatment Instructions:

Avoid touching your face and wearing makeup the day of procedure.
Avoid significant movement or massage of the treated area unless instructed by the provider.
Avoid tanning, extensive sun, or heat for 24 hours (no sauna or hot tub).
Avoid strenuous exercise or anything that increases your heart rate for 24 hours.
Avoid consuming excess amounts of alcohol or salts to avoid excessive swelling on the day of your treatment.
Do not lie down or bend over with your head down within 4 hours following your treatment. Please squat rather than bending over at the waist during this time.
Avoid facials, massages, exfoliating the area for one day post-procedure.
Please wait until the day after treatment before wearing hats or headbands.
Use Tylenol (acetaminophen) for headache or discomfort. No NSAIDs (ibuprofen, aspirin) for 24 hours as they can increase bleeding.
If this is your first neurotoxin treatment, please follow up 2 weeks post-treatment with your provider for reevaluation and “after” photos. This will help us evaluate the proper dosage for your next treatment.

Expected reactions

Neurotoxins last, on average, 2-4 months. It is recommended at the time of your treatment to schedule your next appointment for maximum benefit. The most typical side effects are headache, bruising, swelling, and redness. These are temporary and will resolve. However, please call the office at 305-308-6966 to notify us if you experience any additional side effects.
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