To minimize the chance of bleeding or bruising at the injection site, please avoid blood-thinning medications and supplements for one week prior to your treatment. This includes aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen, Motrin, and Aleve and wells as high doses of vitamin-E and Omega-3 fish oil. If you take aspirin or other blood thinners on your doctor's advice or orders, do not stop taking your medication.
Please notify us in advance if you are taking Coumadin, Plavix, or any other blood thinner for a medical condition.
To minimize bruising alcohol consumption should be avoided for 48 hours prior to treatment.
To minimize bruising, refrain from taking blood-thinning medications and supplements (see above) for several days after treatment.
Avoid lying flat for 4 hours following treatment.
Alastin Post-Injection serum is recommened to minimize possible bruising.
Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used for pain-relief, if necessary.
To maximize your results after your neurotoxin treatment:
Follow-up appointment: Muscles injected with neurotoxin will show resistance to movement within 3-7 days, but results can take up to 14 days for the full effect. If the desired effect has not occurred by day 14 and you have been treated with the recommended number of units, a touch-up treatment or additional toxin units may be needed. Please call/text or schedule an appointment online.
Neurotoxins last, on average, 3-4 months. It is recommended at the time of your treatment to schedule your next appointment for optimal anti-aging benefits.