Wrinkle relaxing injections is a straightforward non-surgical cosmetic procedure which allows you to return to your daily routine immediately after your treatment. However for optimal results and no complications SFMedica would strongly advise the following:

  • Try to exercise your treated muscles for the first 4 hours after your treatment (e.g. frowning, raising your eyebrows, screwing the eyes).
  • Do not have a facial, nor rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after your treatment.
  • Try to avoid excessive forward bending, strenuous exercise, exposure to extreme sunlight or extreme heat (e.g. saunas) for 24 hours.
  • Do not lie face down or have a nap for the next 4 hours.
  • Do not travel by airplane for the 48 hours.
  • Do not take Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Nurofen as these may increase bruising.
  • Any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours after your treatment.
  • There is always a small risk of bruising. If this does occur, it will only be temporary and can easily be covered with makeup. Arnica or vitamin K based creams are highly recommended in particular for those prone to bruising or on thin blood medication. Please inform your doctor if that is the case.
  • You should notify your doctor right away if you experience any other adverse reaction to the treatment such as persistent swelling, redness or pain. You should also inform your doctor if post injection you develop an eyelid or brow droop.

For those who would like to delve into the fascinating world of muscle relaxing treatments or find out more regarding the scientific background and the vast range of applications of various neurotoxins SFMedica highly recommends Dr Sotirios Foutsizoglou’s book ‘The Magic Toxin’.