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Wrinkle Treatment Aftercare

Thanks for visiting Camden central family practice -Cosmetics, Please see below for Aftercare instructions following your wrinkle  treatments.

Botulinum toxin  is used to treat wrinkles, lines, brows, neck, lower facial fullness, and excessive sweating. Results begin to take effect after 3-5 days and can take up to 14 days to show in full. Results typically last up to three months.

The following should be avoided post wrinkle treatment:

  • Applying makeup for at least 4 hours post procedure.
  • Lying flat for 4 hours.
  • Extreme temperatures for 48 hours.
  • Swimming for 48 hours.
  • Applying excessive pressure to treated areas for 48 hours.
  • Rubbing the treated area for 3-5 days.

To decrease the risk of bruising you may apply a covered ice pack to the skin for 20 minutes at a time in 2-hour intervals. Do not apply ice directly to the skin.


What is normal?

You may experience the following:

  • Short-lived headaches that may be treated with paracetamol.
  • Mild redness and itching.
  • Post treatment redness/tenderness at the injection points will reduce within 1-2 hours.
  • Asymmetry may be normal in the first 1-2 weeks as different facial regions may respond at different times.
  • Bruising occurs in 1 in 20 patients. This can be easily covered in makeup and will resolve in 3-7 days.
  • Rarely, you may notice a hitching up of one of your brows if you have had forehead treatments. This is called spocking and is easily fixed with a tiny injection just above the brow. You should call our clinic and we will fit you in anytime for a quick touch up.


When to call us

If you develop:

  • Hives, rash of red blotchy skin.
  • If you develop fevers or worsening swelling or redness of the treatment site.
  • You have any concerns about your treatment.

If you develop any of the below symptoms, please present to your nearest emergency department.

  • Swelling around eyes or airways.
  • Difficulties swallowing, speaking, or breathing.


Follow up

Please schedule your review appointment 14days after treatment. Patients who attend their review during this period may, if required and at the discretion of the practitioner, get a one-off complimentary adjustment (of a limited number of units) to achieve the outcome agreed at consultation. Adjustments outside of the agreed expectations or after 14 days will be chargeable. Adjustments cannot be made before 14 days has passed, because it takes this time period for the Botox to fully work. Doing so, would increases the risk of over treating the area. There are no complimentary top-ups for masseter slimming or hyperhidrosis treatments.