Just as the pre-care for any cosmetic beauty treatment is important, following the proper post-care steps is vital to make sure you achieve results you’re happy with. Our experienced doctors will guide you in all things aftercare, but here are some of the most important steps to refresh your memory.
It’s important to keep your head upright after your treatment for at least 4 hours. After injection, the muscle relaxant disperses through the targeted muscle and blocks signals from the nerves to the muscle. This causes any wrinkles made by that muscle to relax and soften. Because the anti-wrinkle product needs time to disperse through the muscle, keeping upright and not placing any pressure on the injection site makes sure the product stays in the target area and doesn’t spread to any other muscles.
No Facial Treatments
Although it can be frustrating having to break your skincare routine, it’s important to give your skin time to adjust to the muscle relaxant and let it do its wrinkle-freezing work. Any intense massaging around the targeted muscle can move the anti-wrinkle product to other places and lessen desired results, so refrain from any facial treatments or massages for at least two weeks.
Another blow to your regular routine, it’s recommended to avoid exercise for at least 48 hours after your treatment. When you exercise your heartrate increases, causing the anti-wrinkle product to be metabolised and therefore reducing its effect. Even less strenuous forms of exercise, such as yoga, can elevate metabolism levels. Waiting 48 hours makes sure that the product is completely dispersed into the muscle so you get the best effect from your treatment.
Avoid The Sun
Solariums, sun tanning and saunas are all no go zones after having a muscle relaxant treatment. If the skin heats up, it can cause the product to shift and move to other areas of the skin, affecting different muscles and reducing its effect at the targeted area. We recommend waiting at least one week before engaging in any of these activities. In the meantime, be sure to wear a sunhat and 50SPF sun protection.
The aftercare steps for muscle relaxant treatments are fairly straight forward but you may have questions or concerns after your treatment, whether it’s your first treatment or you’re a seasoned pro. Remember if you have any questions, you can always contact your M1 Med Beauty clinic for answers: we want you to have the best experience possible!