It’s understandable that women and men undergoing Botox injections want to do everything they can to ensure the best outcomes possible.

As such, they’re typically curious about specific things to avoid after treatment and often want to know: Can you sleep after getting Botox? What are some “Botox don’ts” following treatment?

Continue reading to discover the answers to these commonly asked questions.

What to Expect from Botox Treatment?

Botox is an in-office, zero-downtime procedure that usually takes 30-45 minutes. 

To start, your injector will cleanse your skin and may apply ice to numb the treatment area or areas.

She will then ask you to make a facial expression that activates targeted muscles. Next, an ultra-thin needle will be used to inject a series of precisely placed injections under the skin.

Most individuals find this process to be quick and virtually painless and describe it as nothing more than a slight pin-pricking sensation.

Can You Sleep After Getting Botox?

Once your Botox treatment is complete, you are free to leave the office and go about your day as you normally would. However, patients are advised of certain activities that they should avoid post-procedure, including lying down. This instruction often prompts people to ask: Can you sleep after getting Botox?

Yes, you are most certainly able to sleep after Botox injections. However, to ensure the greatest efficacy and reduce the risk of product migration, you should not lie down for several hours after treatment.

If, for whatever reason, you do need to lie down, it’s recommended that you rest on your back as opposed to your stomach or side.

Botox Post-Care Instructions

In addition to not lying down for two-to-four hours, some things to avoid after a Botox treatment include: Hot showers, baths, saunas and sunbeds; exercise; alcohol; facial massages and rubbing; anti-inflammatory painkillers.

If you are considering Botox, please call beBold Aesthetics today to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled and experienced injectors.

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