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Pre-Care Instructions for Botox

Botox, otherwise known as botulinum toxin, is a popular anti-aging cosmetic procedure. When receiving Botox injections, it is important to prepare the skin beforehand. This will ensure that you get the best possible results from your treatment.

Are You a Good Candidate for Botox Injections

Before receiving Botox treatment, it is important to understand the pre-treatment instructions in order to ensure the best possible results. Your physician will most likely go over these guidelines during your consultation.

If you have any of the following, you would not be a candidate for Botox:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Botulinum Toxin Allergy
  • A neuromuscular condition
  • Breastfeeding or being pregnant
  • Human albumin allergy

Some certain activities and substances should be avoided prior to your procedure, as well as some preparations that can help prepare your skin for the treatment.

What to Avoid Before Botox Treatment

To help decrease the risk of side effects, it’s important to understand what to avoid before receiving Botox injections.


  • Take anti-inflammatory or blood-thinners medications such as ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, and aspirin for at least a week before the procedure. These medications can increase the risk of bruising, swelling, and bleeding in the treatment area.
  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to receiving Botox.
  • Avoid bleaching, tweezing, waxing, or using facial hair removal creams near the injection site.
  • Don’t wear makeup. Wearing makeup on the day of your treatment can increase the risk of infection and irritation to the treated area. It is best to wash your face thoroughly before coming in for your appointment.

How to Prepare Your Skin for Botox Treatment

A good skincare routine is very important for prepping the injection site. Preparing your skin for the day of treatment can help ensure the best possible results. Some of the steps you can take include:

  1. Cleanse your face thoroughly with a mild cleanser to remove dirt and oil.
  2. Exfoliate your skin once or twice a week leading up to your treatment. This will help create smoother, more even-looking skin.
  3. Moisturize your skin twice daily to keep it hydrated and healthy.
  4. Arrive at your appointment with a clean face. This means no makeup or moisturizer.
  5. If you have a special event coming up schedule your appointment at least 4 weeks prior to allow for complete healing.

Skin Benefits of Botox

Botox injections can provide a variety of benefits including the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles, improved skin tone and texture, and increased collagen production. Additionally, Botox injections can treat various conditions such as hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), migraines, and muscle spasms. By following the pre-care instructions listed above, you can ensure that you receive the best possible results from your Botox treatment.

Try Botox Cosmetic Treatments with Skin Savvy

At Skin Savvy, our team of experienced professionals can help you choose the best Botox treatment plan for your needs and provide the highest quality care. We will go over all of the pre-care instructions with you before your appointment to ensure that you get the most out of your Botox treatment. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you achieve your skin goals.

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