One of the biggest misconceptions people have about Botox is what happens during the recovery or downtime period, where your body begins to get used to the alien compound. Many people have the wrong idea of Botox and especially how it works and affects your body.
This is why it’s important to clear up this kind of information, to make sure that people understand what Botox does, how it works and what kinds of effects it brings to your body, both the pleasant and the unpleasant ones. And with Botox injection in NYC clients’ favorite way to fight aging, growing bigger and bigger everyday, not just in the city, but across the world, it’s important to spread the message about how this compound works and what to expect from it after the procedure.
Thanks to the professionals over at MiracleFace MedSpa, we were able to find out a few things from client testimonials and what the specialist recommended doing after the treatment to avoid any more discomfort or unnecessary complications.
Immediately After the Procedure
Immediately after the procedure is finished and the Botox compound is injected into certain parts of your face, your body will instantly begin to react to the changes in a set of different ways. Most people immediately feel a kind of numbing sensation, which is the most widespread side effect of the compound, since the numbness is exactly what you need to feel.
The Botox compound serves to numb certain nerves, which then smooth out the face above. Which is why experiencing numbness is actually a sign that the compound is working properly. At first this numbness may seem uncomfortable and to those who weren’t expecting it, it may even be scary. But know that numbness is exactly what you should be expecting and in reality it’s not that bad.
Most clients report that they get used to the numbness rather quickly and it stops bothering them after a couple of days. Some clients even claimed that the numbness is even oddly satisfying, even if at first it is an alien sensation to them.
Another sensation that comes around immediately after the procedure is finished is swelling. This is a very common side effect and not a particularly hard one to bear. Because your body is not yet used to the unknown compound, it naturally tries to fight against it at first. And yes, the swelling can sometimes be very bothersome and uncomfortable, but as the clinic specialists recommend, you can fight this discomfort with household skin care products.
Find something that you know soothes the skin and helps it relax. Take good care of the area, but make sure not to pester with it too much, as you want to let the Botox do its work without any extra obstacles in its way.
Clinics will warn their clients to avoid drinking alcohol for two days after being treated. This is very important, as alcohol consumption can cause unwanted reactions with the compound and disrupt the body’s process of getting used to the Botox. Drinking alcohol at this time is prohibited, so you need to avoid it at all cost.
Also, extreme temperatures, both hot and cold, can strain your skin as it recovers from the treatment. It is highly recommended that you avoid going out into the scorching heat or the freezing cold, if those are the kind of places you live in, to keep your skin strong as it adapts to the injections. Simply put: don’t give your skin too much work to do. Let it have its rest and everything will fall into place in due time.
Later On Recovery
The Botox downtime or recovery can take up to a week, with some rare cases going beyond that. But it is rather quick and pretty much painless. Regardless, you still need to know what to expect from the downtime, how to deal with it and what can be done to counteract the side effects so that they won’t be as intrusive on your daily tasks.
Throughout the week following the procedure, you will come across other minor side effects. One of these will be itching. Do not, under any circumstance, scratch the treated areas of the skin. Now, maybe I’m being over-dramatic, but just try your best not to scratch them. Use your skin care products to null the itching sensation just so that you don’t scratch the area. Scratching not only weakens the outer layers of the skin, but it can also bother the compound.
You will also notice redness, which is also expected, as I mentioned before, your body is working against it, not having yet gotten used to the new compound. This will go away naturally, even if you don’t use skin care products, so there’s really nothing you have to deal with when it comes to the coloration. But along with the redness, you should expect your skin to get very dry and flaky. While the dryness can go away on its own too, you should still keep your skin properly moisturized and cared for, since you don’t want the flaking and dryness to cause a problem in the future.
There’s really nothing more that requires any special care past this point. What you really need to do is give your skin enough time to relax and regain its strength while it gets used to the compound being there. The professionals at MiracleFace MedSpa always advise their clients to avoid putting any kind of unnecessary extra strain on their skin and give it the opportunity to come back to its strong state.
And if you’re interested in finding out more about MiracleFace MedSpa and their services, visit their website and their Botox NYC treatment plan page to find out more about how you can get treated with the compound and enjoy the advantages of having strong and resilient skin, that not only looks, but also feels young and fresh.