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The Do’s & Dont’s of Botox: A Guide for First Timers

The Do’s & Dont’s of Botox: A Guide for First Timers

POSTED ON: 19th April 2018

Botox is one of the most popular and well-known cosmetic treatments, offering a range of benefits and helping our patients to feel youthful and confident again. If you are considering undergoing Botox treatment for the first time, you probably have a lot of questions, and we’re here to answer them for you!

You may be wondering about what you should and shouldn’t do before, during and after the treatment, so read on for our Botox do’s and don’ts.


DO Choose a Reputable Clinic

Choosing the right cosmetic clinic for your treatment. Seeing a medically trained professional is essential to ensure that you are treated correctly, and you walk away with the results you’re hoping for.

Of course, at Health & Aesthetics, we have a trained team led by Dr Rekha Tailor, so you can be confident that you will receive the highest level of treatment at our cosmetic skin clinic in Surrey.

DON’T Take Some Medications Before Treatment

Some common medications can thin the blood which may result in post-Botox bruising, so it’s best to avoid these medications for up to a week before treatment. These include:

  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen
  • Vitamin E
  • St John’s Wart
  • Omega 3

If you are unsure about any other medication, you can discuss this at your consultation.


DO Be Honest With Your Doctor

Just as some medications can thin the blood, other medications can have an impact on the way your body processes the Botox, so it’s essential that you are honest and upfront at your consultation about any medications or conditions.

Any information you can provide will help your practitioner to accurately assess your suitability and ensure they give you the best care possible.

DON’T Put Pressure on the Area Immediately After

Once you have undergone treatment, it is important to take care of yourself and the treated area properly. One thing you should avoid is putting pressure on the area so that the Botox does not move. This means that you will need to be careful when cleansing your face, avoiding pressing down too hard. You will also need to be careful not to wear tight caps or hats immediately after your treatment.

DO Keep Your Face Moving

After your treatment, you don’t need to stay completely still for hours on end. Instead, you should make sure to keep your face moving as this will help the Botox to be quickly absorbed within the targeted muscle.


DO Contact Health & Aesthetics

At Health & Aesthetics, we provide Botox in Surrey, helping you to feel and look fantastic. At your appointment we can answer any questions you may have about the treatment, making sure that you feel comfortable and confident.

Book your appointment today by calling us on 01252 933 133 or get in touch with a member of our team by emailing

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