In Canada Botox is classified as a prescription-only medication and therefore should only be provided by licensed medical physicians, dentists or registered nurses who have had the relevant training. It’s important to make sure that when you are considering getting botox you do your research to ensure that you get the best possible results.
If you are considering getting botox you may have some new concerns and questions around the COVID-19 vaccine and botox. There are no official guidelines yet around this, but here at the Medical Rejuvenation Centre we are recommending to our patients that if you have received the COVID-19 vaccination in the last 2-weeks to not have any botox treatment to avoid any potential contraindications. After the 2 weeks you are fine to book in to get your treatment.
Although lying down after botox will not cause any long term damage to make sure you get the best out of your treatment we advise that you avoid lying down for at least 4 – 6 hours after the procedure, this is because it takes a few hours for botox to settle and lying down to soon could result in the botox migrating to different areas of the face.
How long after botox can you work out? While you should always follow your doctor’s recommendations, the general rule is to wait at least 4 hours to exercise. However, 24 hours is the ideal amount of time to wait so allow yourself a rest day!
Botox usually begins to take effect anywhere from 3 to 5 days after treatment, though it can take up to a full 14 days after treatment for the full results to become apparent.
The effects from Botox will last 3 to 6 months. However there will be patients in which it lasts longer and shorter, it really depends As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.
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