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Checklist: Botox / Dysport Do’s and Don’ts

Checklist: Botox / Dysport Do’s and Don’ts

To ensure you get the best possible results after your wrinkle fighting treatment here are some things you should and should not do before and after you get Botox or Dysport.

These treatments relax and soften fine lines and wrinkles

Botox and Dysport are most often used on forehead lines, crow’s feet (lines around the eye) and frown lines.

BEFORE Treatment Checklist

  1. First and foremost select an experienced provider – Choosing a provider who knows and understands the anatomy of the face and has several years of experience injecting is very important. Good results depend on the skill and technique of the injector, so do your research.
  2. Discuss your ideal results – Talk to your provider about what areas bother you. Botox and Dysport injections are customizable varying by how much muscle movement you desire. In addition, there may be a different treatment better suited for the area you want treated.
  3. Stop taking medications that can thin the blood 4 days prior to treatment to minimize potential bruising. Taking Tylenol for pain medication is okay.
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    Aspirin, Ibuprofen, Advil, Excedrin, Motrin
    * John’s Wart, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Ginkgo Biloba, Ginseng, Flax Seed Oil
    * Alcohol – avoid 48 hours prior to treatment
  4. Start taking Arnica tablets if you bruise easily 4 days prior. Arnica pills (not gel) can help prevent bruising. Follow the label instructions continue use for 2 days after injections. 

AFTER Treatment Checklist

  1. Do not touch the area injected until injection sites have closed. You can gently cleanse your face before bed but blot dry, do not rub dry with a towel.  
  2. To avoid having the Botox or Dysport spread into other unintended muscles:
    * Do not rub or massage the treated area for 24 hours. Avoid getting a massage or facial as well.
    * Do not lay down for 4 hours after treatment.
    * Avoid strenuous physical activity especially jumping up and down day of injections.
    * Do not wear a hat. You want to avoid having anything pushing down on the forehead if treated there.
    * Avoid a jacuzzi, hot tub or sauna as the heat can cause the Botox / Dysport to spread.
  3. Over-use your muscles the day of injections. Making a lot of facial expressions will work the Botox and Dysport into your muscle. 
  4. Avoid alcohol for 24 hours after treatment.
  5. If you get a bruise, topical arnica gel or vitamin K gel can help to make it go away faster. 
  6. Full results typically take 10-14 days. A touch-up may be needed to tweak your results. Wait until at least 10 days to contact your provider.

Reviewing this list before receiving a Botox or Dysport injection will improve your experience and help to ensure you receive the best results.

Our Nurse Injectors always offer free Botox consultations and check-in visits. If you would like to see if a Botox/Dysport treatment will give you the results you desire, give us a call at (952)922-2345 and chat over the phone or make an appointment.

Without hormones, we cannot live

Without hormones, we cannot live

Life expectancy increased by 5 years between 2000 and 2015, the fastest increase since the 1960s. 

With this being said, we can expect to live a substantial part of our lives in a state of hormonal deficiency.

Hormonal decline and imbalance during the states of menopause and andropause are associated with experiencing mildly annoying to completely debilitating symptoms as well as an increase in diseases such as heart disease. Effects of insufficient hormones include bone loss, cognitive decline, loss of muscle mass, thinning of skin and much more.

Without hormones, we cannot live. So why is there often so much confusion about bio-identical hormone therapy? We experience misunderstanding often between our patients and their family physicians.

There are two main reasons why:

  1. Exogenous chemicals (drug hormones; i.e. Provera, Medroxyprogesterone, Premarin, etc.), different from the actual hormone they are meant to replace, are used interchangeably in clinical practice, the popular press, and inprestigious medical journals, producing much of the controversy that surrounds hormone replacement.
  2. Billions of dollars can purchase a lot of advertising to sway the public and manipulate sponsors for physician educational events.

The article “Point Counterpoint bioidentical hormones published in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons speaks well to answer why there is so much confusion around human hormone therapy. It is also a great reference article available for you to print out and bring in to your family doctor.

It is a priority for us to help you get started on the road to *feeling better* with bioidentical hormones. Through knowledge, support and education about bio-identicals, you will be empowered to get the natural treatment you are looking for to eliminate the difficult symptoms of PMS, peri-menopause, menopause, postmenopause and andropause. 

Schedule your follow up appointment or new patient appointment with Dr. Sinda today.

And the Bellafill Winner is…

And the Bellafill Winner is…

Congratulations LINDA WONG, winner of the $800 Bellafill Treatment in our ‘Guess How Many Collagen Microspheres contest’! She guessed 250, the lucky number was 261. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Learn more about Bellafill at our upcoming Informational Session:

Wednesday, Feb 15 | 12-1pm – RSVP below

Did you know that with Bellafill, the body is able to reverse backwards and re-grow lost tissue which is the actual cause of the aging face?

Although temporary fillers provide beautiful results, they are simply are not effective in the long run. The hyaluronic acid is absorbed by the body and requires repeated injections to maintain the benefit.

Bellafill is not absorbed into the body due its unique patented microspheres. The beads act as a bio-stimulant simulating your cells to make new tissue and collagen creating a longer lasting and natural method of reducing wrinkles.

Formal FDA studies have shown that Bellafill will last at least 5 years. Bellafill is extremely safe and well tested. It is the only FDA approved “permanent” filler. In essence, patients “own” their new youthful looks rather than renting them as with temporary dermal fillers. While Bellafill’s effect does not last forever due to the natural aging process, it continues to be a strong structural base to build upon.

Our Nurse, Jill has worked a lot with Bellafill and is one of the top 1%  providers in the US. She would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this treatment. Contact Jill.

 

Bring a friend and join us in our clinic on Wednesday, 2/15 from 12-1pm to learn more about Bellafill. RSVP here:

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And the Bellafill Winner is…

And the Bellafill Winner is…

Congratulations LINDA WONG, winner of the $800 Bellafill Treatment in our ‘Guess How Many Collagen Microspheres contest’! She guessed 250, the lucky number was 261. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Learn more about Bellafill at our upcoming Informational Session:

Wednesday, Feb 15 | 12-1pm – RSVP below

Did you know that with Bellafill, the body is able to reverse backwards and re-grow lost tissue which is the actual cause of the aging face?

Although temporary fillers provide beautiful results, they are simply are not effective in the long run. The hyaluronic acid is absorbed by the body and requires repeated injections to maintain the benefit.

Bellafill is not absorbed into the body due its unique patented microspheres. The beads act as a bio-stimulant simulating your cells to make new tissue and collagen creating a longer lasting and natural method of reducing wrinkles.

Formal FDA studies have shown that Bellafill will last at least 5 years. Bellafill is extremely safe and well tested. It is the only FDA approved “permanent” filler. In essence, patients “own” their new youthful looks rather than renting them as with temporary dermal fillers. While Bellafill’s effect does not last forever due to the natural aging process, it continues to be a strong structural base to build upon.

Our Nurse, Jill has worked a lot with Bellafill and is one of the top 1%  providers in the US. She would be happy to answer any questions or concerns you may have about this treatment. Contact Jill.

Bring a friend and join us in our clinic on Wednesday, 2/15 from 12-1pm to learn more about Bellafill. RSVP here:

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