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Dos and Don’ts After Getting Botox

Botox is one of the most popular cosmetics treatments in North America. The region is also the largest supplier of Botox, with over 78% of it being produced there.

Botox is a quick procedure when done for cosmetic purposes. It’s known to enhance facial features and also treat muscular conditions. The treatment is essentially a form of temporary muscle paralysis. It paralyzes muscles to prevent the onset of wrinkles, fine lines, drooping eyebrows, an uneven chin, or a wrinkled neck.

Botox isn’t like your every 4-week facial, it requires upkeep. Here are some dos and don’ts once you’ve gotten Botox done:

The Dos

Stay upright after the procedure

The practitioner performing the procedure on you will tell you to stay upright for at least 4 hours after the procedure. This is done to avoid an increase in blood circulation to the area, which can cause the Botox to disperse.

Keep moving the injected areas

In the first hour after receiving the Botox treatment, keep making pronounced facial expressions. This helps the Botox settle into the cells where it needs to work. For example, if your targeted area is the crow’s feet by the side of your eyes, or laugh lines, move the muscles in that area.

After the first hour, keep extreme facial expressions to the minimum for at least the next 12 hours.

Apply makeup gently in dabbing motions

If you’re someone who’s quite rough with your makeup application, you need to avoid makeup or apply it in dabbing motions. Rubbing or spreading your makeup in a way that disturbs the skin can affect the way Botox spreads in the cells.

Makeup must only be worn after the treatment has been sitting in your skin for over 6 hours. Make sure you don’t apply a fake tan during that duration either.

The Don’ts

Avoid applying pressure to the face

Once you’ve had Botox done, make sure you’re gentle when touching your face. When doing your skin regimen every day, use light pressure and gentle strokes. When massaging around the eye area, always use outward and upward strokes.

Don’t have facials till 2 weeks after the treatment

Facials, massages, derma-rolling, and other such treatments should be completely avoided for 2 weeks post Botox. Massages and puncturing the skin after Botox can negatively impact its effectiveness.


So whether you’re looking to get Botox in Calgary for the first time, or you want a top up, visit Refirm. We offer Botox, cosmetic fillers, and stretch marks treatment. Our medically supervised clinic offers treatments by specialists in the business. Contact us at 403 466 3476. Our business hours are from 9 am to 7 pm from Mondays to Saturdays.