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Dos and Don'ts of Botox

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Posted February 26, 2014 in News

101Botox is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed every year. The simple injection relaxes the muscles that sit under deep wrinkles, thereby relaxing the wrinkled skin above it. It also prevents the wrinkle from deepening over time. Since its just an injection, most clients can have Botox treatments on their lunch break. If you are interested in Botox treatments in Northern Virginia, here are a few things to keep in mind:


  • Do use a Board Certified plastic surgeon for your Botox treatments. Board Certified surgeons have extra safety training and are up to date on the most recent research. Medical professionals who are not plastic surgeons might have had as little as one weekend of training on administering Botox, which increases your risk for complications.

  • Do stay upright for about four hours after your treatment.

  • Do be gentle with the injection site for about 24 hours after the treatment. You might see some bruising or swelling.

  • Do read reviews of the plastic surgeon youre considering before scheduling your appointment. Happy (or unhappy) customers can be a valuable source of information!

  • Do give the injection about two weeks to take effect.


  • Dont massage the treatment site for at least 24 hours after the injections.

  • Dont work out or lie down for about four hours after treatment. Vigorous movement can cause gravity to spread the Botox to unwanted areas of the face. Go about your regular routine, but take it easy.

  • Dont keep your face extra-still after treatment. Use your muscles normally! This actually helps the Botox take effect with more speed.

Botox is a convenient and effective way to combat the visible signs of aging. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free Botox consultation, call our Northern Virginia offices at (703) 574-2588!

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