Thank you for visiting us today for your botox treatment. At Elegant Beauty Clinic we pride ourselves on 5 star service and aftercare. It is important to follow the below guidelines in order for your results to look fabulous but also last as long as possible.
After a Botulinum Toxin treatment, you may have some swelling, redness and bruising which will subside within the next few hours. Bruising may take a few days, especially if extensive. Arnica tablets/gel or vitamin k oxide cream can be used. Results emerge gradually during 3- 14 days.
Dos & Dont’s:
Remain upright for 2 hours.
Use the muscles that have been treated more often for the first hour.
Do not apply make-up for approximately 6 hours unless it is mineral based.
You should avoid facial massages or electrical stimulation of the face for the next 2 weeks.
When cleansing, avoid pressure and gentle strokes away from the eyes.
Avoid wearing tight caps or garments in the area that has been injected.
For 48 hours you should avoid alcohol and exposure to UV and extreme heat i.e. sauna, steam, sun beds, very hot showers, strenuous exercise etc, as this may increase discomfort and swelling.
How soon will I see the results and how long will it last? The initial effects will show in the first 2-5 days and continue to improve for 2 weeks. Botulinum toxin usually lasts 3-4 months on average. Fine lines that do not disappear in the first 2 weeks will often continue to soften over the coming months. Those that don´t can often be improved with dermal filler. Botulinum toxin also helps prevent the development of new lines. Most people need a treatment every 4 months or so to get the best long-term results.
When to seek urgent review:
Allergy or infections can occur but thankfully are extremely uncommon. If you get a painful or itchy bump or swelling near an injection site please contact us immediately for a review.
Though extremely rare, any side effects affecting the appearance or function of your eyes, especially very dry eyes, could benefit from treatment, please inform us at the earliest opportunity.
When immediate help could be required:
Pending Necrosis: Though extremely rare needs immediate attention to prevent scarring. It is caused by filler or swelling disrupting the usual blood supply causing discolouration (pale or dusky coloured skin) usually associated with pain within the first few hours after a treatment. It can occur in many places, however, it requires an immediate return to the clinic or if out of hours then please attend A+E.
Anaphylaxis: Though rare in the extreme, immediately after your treatment, if you were to start to feel generally unwell and develop swelling and redness around your face our clinicians are trained to recognise and deal with anaphylaxis. If you are no longer in the clinic 999 should be called for an urgent ambulance explaining your concern is anaphylaxis.
We are always on hand to help provide advice or information if you require so contact us on social media or on our booking phone line if required.
Don't forget for every friend you refer we will give you both £25 off your next treatment!
We LOVE to hear your feedback as we are constantly striving to continue to offer the top of the range service to all our clients. Please leave us a review on Facebook, we would greatly appreciate it.
We can't wait to see you soon for your next treatment.
Love the Elegant Beauty Clinic Team x