Botox/Xeomin Aftercare Instructions – Ensuring Optimal Results

Your Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of Your Treatment

Understanding Botox and Xeomin:

Botox and Xeomin are brand names for botulinum toxin type A injections, which are used for cosmetic and medical purposes. These treatments temporarily paralyze muscles to reduce wrinkles and treat various medical conditions.

Immediately After Your Treatment:

  • Facial Exercises: Engage in gentle facial exercises like smiling, frowning, and eyebrow raising to help the product integrate into your muscles.
  • Relaxation: Keep your heart rate normal and avoid strenuous activities on the day of the procedure.
  • No Touching: Avoid touching, rubbing, or applying pressure to the treated area.

First 24 Hours Post-Treatment:

  • Resume Normal Activities: You can return to your usual activities immediately after the injection.
  • Delay Exercise: Wait at least 24 hours before resuming exercise to prevent spreading the toxin and minimize bruising.
  • Makeup-Free: Avoid applying makeup for 24 hours to prevent rubbing the treatment area.
  • Stay Upright: Maintain an upright position for 4 hours post-treatment.

Medication and Alcohol:

  • Medication: Consult your doctor about when to resume certain medications that may increase bruising risk.
  • Alcohol: Refrain from alcohol consumption for at least 24 hours before and after the treatment.

Aftercare Precautions:

  • Avoid Skin Treatments: For the first 24 hours, steer clear of facials, massages, scrubs, dermal fillers, or any skin treatments that might interfere with the Botox.
  • Sleep Carefully: Try not to sleep on the treated areas and avoid sleeping within 4 hours post-procedure.
  • Sun and Heat Exposure: Stay out of the sun and avoid heat exposure (like tanning beds, hot tubs, saunas) for at least 4 hours, preferably 24-48 hours.

What to Expect:

  • Transient Erythema (Redness): May last from a few minutes to an hour or longer.
  • Warmth and Tenderness: The treated area may feel warm and tender for a few hours.


  • Treatment Series: Typically, follow-up treatments are scheduled every 3-4 months.
  • Observation: Watch for any unusual reactions and contact our office with any concerns.

Contact Us for Assistance:

If you experience any unexpected issues or have questions about your Botox/Xeomin treatment, please do not hesitate to reach out to our office. We are here to ensure your experience is positive and effective.