Top 5 Tip

Oct 12, 2016 - By Dr. Martin Kassir

1)   See a board certified dermatologist for Botox® injections. A dermatologist is more experienced and familiar with skin and skin functions than other health care professionals.

2)   If you are just beginning to get Botox®, start off conservatively getting a little less injected. You can always go back and get more if you feel you need to.

3)   You can reduce the risk of bruising by taking arnica tablets, unless you are allergic, or have a contraindication, 4-5 days prior to injections. Also avoid aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, ibuprofen, and NSAIDS unless medically necessary, 7 days prior.

4)   Do not lie down or lean over for 4 hours after Botox® injections. It is important for the Botox® to remain in the muscles it was injected into, and not migrate more than anticipated.

5)   After treatment, move the muscles that were injected by making faces. This can help improve the uptake of Botox® at the neuromuscular junctions.