Botox post care instructions:

  • It’s common to experience minor redness or swelling after Botox injections, typically subsiding within an hour. Many clients report no side effects at all, allowing for minimal downtime and a quick return to normal activities.
  • Typically, the results of all Health Canada approved neurotoxins (Xeomin, Botox, Dysport, Nuceiva, and Letybo) can endure anywhere from 2-3 months to 4 months, with occasional extensions. The longevity of these treatments hinges on various factors such as metabolism, age, lifestyle, and more, with individual responses varying. If you have any concerns or queries, it’s advisable to consult your medical professionals for personalized guidance. Successive treatments can extend effectiveness.
  • Refrain from massaging or applying pressure to the treated area for 6-8 hours to prevent undesired migration of Botox.
  • Avoid lying down, leaning forward, showering, or cooking over a hot stove for 6 hours post-treatment.
  • Keep your head upright for at least 6 hours after injection.
  • For the first 24 hours, steer clear of rigorous exercise, extensive sun exposure, and alcohol consumption to minimize the risk of temporary redness, swelling, or itching.
  • Skip facials and saunas for 24 hours to prevent a rise in blood pressure and potential minor bruising.
  • Wait 12 hours before applying makeup post-treatment.
  • Opt for headwear that isn’t snug around the forehead, and steer clear of hair caps or any tight headbands.
  • Headaches may occur post-treatment; avoid aspirin and consider using alternative pain relievers like Motrin or Tylenol. Contact your physician if headaches persist or worsen.
  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours post treatment, as alcohol can thin the blood and heighten the risk of bruising. Additionally, try to avoid anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications for a period of 2-3 days post injections. These medications and supplements, including aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS, can thin the blood and increase the likelihood of bruising and swelling after injections.
  • If you are taking blood thinners like aspirin for medical reasons, please consult our practitioners before your treatment. Do not discontinue any medications unless instructed to do so by our medical professionals.
  • If you are prone to bruising easily, you may consider using herbal remedies like arnica or incorporating pineapple into your diet to potentially reduce the risk of bruising and swelling. However, please note that there is limited scientific data and research supporting these methods, and they are offered as recommendations only. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s advisable to consult with your practitioner before incorporating these approaches into your treatment plan.
  • Expect any bumps or marks to disappear within a few hours, and bruises to resolve within a week. Mild discomfort, swelling, or redness at the injection site can be managed with cold compresses or acetaminophen.
  • Full results may take up to 14 days to manifest, though many notice benefits within 3-5 days.
  • Follow-up appointments between 2-4 weeks after treatment allow for adjustments and ensure optimal results.
  • Minimal pain, bruise and swelling at the injection sites are common but contact the office or get medical attention if you experienced following symptoms :
    • muscle weakness
    • trouble swallowing
    • difficulty speaking
    • difficulty breathing
    •  poor bladder control
    • vision changes

Although these side effects are rare, they warrant immediate medical attention.

Pre Instructions for Botox

Botulinum toxins are administered into muscles to diminish muscle activity and address dynamic movements. Treating static lines may require a combination approach and multiple sessions. It’s essential to consult your healthcare providers regarding your treatment plan and to address your concerns effectively.

  • Please note that the results of any neurotoxins (Botox) injections typically begin to show within approximately 4 to 7 days after treatment, with the full effect appearing within 2-3 weeks. During this time, bruising and swelling may occur. We advise scheduling your Botox appointment at least 2-3 weeks before any special events, such as weddings or vacations, to allow for proper healing and ample time for follow-up and touch-ups.
  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours before your treatment, as alcohol can thin the blood and heighten the risk of bruising. Additionally, try to avoid anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications for a period of 2 weeks leading up to your treatment. These medications and supplements, including aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS, can thin the blood and increase the likelihood of bruising and swelling after injections.
  • If you are taking blood thinners like aspirin for medical reasons, please consult our practitioners before your treatment. Do not discontinue any medications unless instructed to do so by our medical professionals.
  • If you are prone to bruising easily, you may consider using herbal remedies like arnica or incorporating pineapple into your diet to potentially reduce the risk of bruising and swelling. However, please note that there is limited scientific data and research supporting these methods, and they are offered as recommendations only. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s advisable to consult with your practitioner before incorporating these approaches into your treatment plan.
  • Refrain from waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal creams on the treatment area for 24 hours before your appointment. Ensure that the skin in the treatment area is intact, showing no signs of infection, redness, or swelling. In some cases, it may be recommended to take Tylenol at least one hour before your appointment to ease any discomfort during the treatment.
  • If you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish in the treatment area, it’s advisable to reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance. Inform your provider if you have a history of cold sores, as they may recommend anti-viral medication prior to treatment.
  • Ensure you have a substantial breakfast, including both food and drink, before your procedure. This will help reduce the chances of feeling lightheaded during your treatment.
  • PRECAUTIONS

You would not be considered a candidate for Botox if you have any of the following:

    • Myasthenia Gravis
    • Allergy to Botulinum Toxin
    • Neuromuscular disorder
    • Pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Allergy to human albumin

 

  • Typically, the results of all Health Canada approved neurotoxins (Xeomin, Botox, Dysport, Nuceiva, and Letybo) can endure anywhere from 2-3 months to 4 months, with occasional extensions. The longevity of these treatments hinges on various factors such as metabolism, age, lifestyle, and more, with individual responses varying. If you have any concerns or queries, it’s advisable to consult your medical professionals for personalized guidance.
  • Limit sun exposure or UV lamp exposure within the first 24 hours following treatment to reduce the risk of increased redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection sites. If persistent swelling or redness occurs after injections, continue to limit sun exposure until symptoms subside (for at least 5-7 days) and use sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours post-treatment to prevent irritating the injection sites or increasing blood flow to the face.
  • Your satisfaction is paramount. Return to the office in 2 weeks for a follow-up to assess whether a touch-up is necessary. Additional charges may apply for follow-up treatments. Studies suggest that having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated can enhance its lasting effect. Consult your practitioner regarding recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.
  • Arrive at your appointment with a clean face and abstain from engaging in strenuous exercise or physically intensive activities for 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Derma fillers post care instructions:

In any area where dermal filler injections are administered, there exists a minor risk of experiencing swelling, redness, bruising, and potential infection. Adhering closely to the pre- and post-care instructions can help mitigate these risks.

  • Cosmetic fillers provide long-lasting results, though they’re not permanent, as their duration varies based on treated areas and individual metabolism. Please consult your practitioner for any concerns or questions.
  • It’s important to note that after filler injections, there’s a possibility of unevenness and swelling due to inflammation from needle trauma, which typically subsides within a few weeks. It’s advisable to allow yourself a recovery period of 2-3 weeks.
  • Maintain cleanliness and dryness in the treated area. Refrain from applying any products like cleansers, moisturizers, or makeup for 24-48 hours.
  • Lips are susceptible to various side effects post-injection, including infection, swelling, bruising, and numbness, which typically resolve within 2-3 weeks. Allow ample time for complete healing.
  • For lip fillers, avoid activities that may increase infection risk, such as smoking, kissing, or applying makeup.
  • For those with a history of oral herpes, begin antiviral medication before the appointment and consult with your practitioner.
  • Avoid consuming excessively hot or cold food/drinks for the next 1-2 hours after lip filler treatment due to numbing effects.
  • Avoid massaging, touching, or disturbing the injection site. Refrain from intense exercise on the day of treatment.
  • Ice packs can be applied to the treated area for the first 12 hours, with 15 minutes on every hour. Allow the skin to return to normal temperature between applications.
  • Sleep on your back with elevation using pillows for 24 hours post-treatment to prevent product dispersal. If swelling occurs, elevate the head for 2-3 days.
  • If you experience mild discomfort, you may take acetaminophen/Tylenol. Contact our office immediately if you notice any concerning symptoms like discoloration, bruising, severe pain, or swelling.
  • Wait at least 3-4 weeks before undergoing any skin care or laser treatments, as directed by your provider. Consider using medical-grade skincare products to enhance filler benefits.
  • Avoid alcohol consumption for 24 hours post-treatment, as it can increase bruising and swelling. Consult our practitioners if you’re on blood thinners before treatment.
  • Avoid Aspirin, Motrin, Gingko Biloba, Garlic, Flax Oil, Cod Liver Oil, Vitamin A, Vitamin E or any other essential fatty acids at least 3 days to 1 week after treatment
  • If you are taking blood thinners like aspirin for medical reasons, please consult our practitioners before your treatment. Do not discontinue any medications unless instructed to do so by our medical professionals.
  • If you are prone to bruising easily, you may consider using herbal remedies like arnica or incorporating pineapple into your diet to potentially reduce the risk of bruising and swelling. However, please note that there is limited scientific data and research supporting these methods, and they are offered as recommendations only. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s advisable to consult with your practitioner before incorporating these approaches into your treatment plan.
  • Postpone dental procedures and avoid vaccines or strenuous activities for at least two weeks post-treatment.
  • Avoid aggressive cosmetic treatments such as waxing, bleaching, or micro needling. Consult your practitioner for guidance on when to resume other treatments.
  • Refrain from extensive sun exposure or heat for 72 hours.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours to prevent irritation or increased blood flow to the face.
  • If you experience any of the following symptoms, contact our office immediately:dusky or white discoloration of injected areas, mottling or unusual bruising, severe or increasing pain, redness, increasing warmth or coolness to touch, severe swelling, itching, blisters, difficulty swallowing or smiling, fever, or chills. If you notice onset of any of these symptoms, call our office immediately

Pre Treatment Instructions for Dermal Fillers

In any area where dermal filler injections are administered, there exists a minor risk of experiencing swelling, redness, bruising, and potential infection. Adhering closely to the pre- and post-care instructions can help mitigate these risks.

  • It’s worth noting that following filler injections, there’s always a chance of unevenness and swelling due to inflammation from needle trauma and injection, which usually resolves within a couple of weeks. It’s advisable to give yourself a recovery period of 2-3 weeks .
  • The lips are particularly prone to infection, swelling, and the development of bumps and lumps after injection, which usually resolve within 2-3 weeks. It’s essential to give yourself ample time for full healing and recovery.
  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours before your treatment, as alcohol can thin the blood and heighten the risk of bruising. Additionally, try to avoid anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications for a period of 2 weeks leading up to your treatment. These medications and supplements, including aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS, can thin the blood and increase the likelihood of bruising and swelling after injections.
  • If you are taking blood thinners like aspirin for medical reasons, please consult our practitioners before your treatment. Do not discontinue any medications unless instructed to do so by our medical professionals.
  • If you are prone to bruising easily, you may consider using herbal remedies like arnica or incorporating pineapple into your diet to potentially reduce the risk of bruising and swelling. However, please note that there is limited scientific data and research supporting these methods, and they are offered as recommendations only. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s advisable to consult with your practitioner before incorporating these approaches into your treatment plan.
  • Refrain from waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal creams on the treatment area for 24 hours before your appointment.
  • Ensure that the skin in the treatment area is intact, showing no signs of infection, redness, or swelling. In some cases, it may be recommended to take Tylenol at least one hour before your appointment to ease any discomfort during the treatment.
  • If you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish in the treatment area, it’s advisable to reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance.
  • If you have a history of oral herpes (cold sores), it’s advisable to begin antiviral medication before your appointment. Please notify your practitioner and consult with them before your scheduled appointment.
  • If you are taking specific prescription medications, it’s crucial to inform your service provider beforehand so they can make any necessary adjustments as required. It’s also important to disclose any skin conditions or a history of cold sores to your doctor in advance to receive timely and appropriate treatment.
  • Avoid undergoing any dental procedures, including cleanings, at least two weeks before your dermal filler treatment.
  • Dermal fillers should not be administered if you have had any vaccines, immunizations, procedures, illnesses, or dental work within the past two weeks, and refrain from such activities for an additional two weeks after the filler treatment.
  • Avoid using dermal fillers if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, allergic to any ingredients, have neurological or autoimmune disorders, experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, or have any active inflammatory conditions (such as cysts, pimples, rashes, or hives).
  • Most reactions to dermal fillers include redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness after injections, which typically subside within a few days but can last up to a week. Contact the office if any symptoms persist beyond a week or if you develop other symptoms.
  • As outlines in your consent form, there’s a minor risk of encountering artery or vein blockage with dermal filler, potentially leading to severe pain, swelling, and bruising. It’s crucial to promptly reach out to your practitioner if you experience these symptoms. Additionally, avoid planning significant events or trips and ensure you can readily access your healthcare providers in case of any concerns or complications.
  • Limit sun exposure or UV lamp exposure within the first 24 hours following treatment to reduce the risk of increased redness, bruising, or swelling at the injection sites. If persistent swelling or redness occurs after injections, continue to limit sun exposure until symptoms subside (for at least 5-7 days) and use sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise for 48 hours post-treatment to prevent irritating the injection sites or increasing blood flow to the face.
  • Your satisfaction is paramount. Return to the office in 2 weeks for a follow-up to assess whether a touch-up is necessary. Additional charges may apply for follow-up treatments. Studies suggest that having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated can enhance its lasting effect. Consult your practitioner regarding recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.
  • Ensure you have a substantial breakfast, including both food and drink, before your procedure. This will help reduce the chances of feeling lightheaded during your treatment.
  • Arrive at your dermal filler appointment with a clean face and abstain from engaging in strenuous exercise or physically intensive activities for 24 hours prior to your appointment.

Microneedling post care instructions:

After Microneedling, it’s normal to experience some redness, swelling, and possibly bruising.

  • Keep the treated area clean and dry, and refrain from applying makeup for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • During the first four days, use only the recommended post-treatment medical-grade products to avoid reducing the efficacy of your treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure for at least 14 days, ideally 30 days after the procedure. Ensure you have a proper medical-grade sunscreen and reapply it every 3-4 hours for the next 7 days to reduce the chance of pigmentation and skin inflammation.
  • It’s normal to feel itchy and tight after treatment; apply a suitable medical-grade moisturizer and avoid scratching or touching your face for the first 24 hours to prevent infection. Refrain from picking or exfoliating.
  • Do not use tanning beds or self-tanning products for 7-14 days after the procedure.
  • Avoid vitamin A products, including Retin-A, Retinol, and Tazorac, for 7 days post-treatment.
  • Refrain exfoliating medications such as chemical peels or heat-based treatments such as IPL or laser on your face for 7-14 days afterward.
  • Do not shave for 3 days after the procedure; if the skin is irritated, continue to wait before shaving.
  • Refrain from sweating, exercising, or using Jacuzzis, saunas, or steam baths until skin irritation has resolved (3-7 days).
  • Try to avoid applying ice or taking Ibuprofen, Aleve, or Motrin, as they can suppress skin inflammation and reduce treatment efficacy. You can take Tylenol for comfort, but if you experience excessive pain and swelling, contact your practitioner for a consultation.
  • Incorporate fresh pineapples or pineapple juice into your diet to minimize bruising and swelling, and stay hydrated. Ensure you book your next sessions promptly for optimal outcomes.

Microneedling Pre-Treatment Instructions

  • Refrain from using Accutane for the past 6 months.
  • Avoid topical agents that could heighten skin sensitivity, such as retinoids, topical antibiotics, and exfoliants, including alpha hydroxy acids (AHA) and beta hydroxy acids (BHA), as well as exfoliating masks, salicylic acids, hydroquinone, and benzoyl peroxide acne products, for minimum 5-7 days before treatment.
  • Do not take anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen, Motrin, or Advil for 3 days leading up to treatment, as they may disrupt the natural inflammatory process crucial for skin rejuvenation.
  • Steer clear of IPL/laser procedures, unprotected sun exposure, or sunburn for 2 weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis in the treatment area for 5-7 days beforehand.
  • Refrain from shaving on the day of the procedure to prevent skin irritation. If significant hair growth is present, closely shave the area the day before your appointment. Moles, warts, or actinic keratosis cannot be treated.
  • If you have a rash, cold sore, or blemish in the treatment area, it’s advisable to reschedule your appointment at least 48 hours in advance.
  • If you have a history of oral herpes (cold sores), it’s advisable to begin antiviral medication before your appointment. Please notify your practitioner and consult with them before your scheduled appointment.
  • Bruising, a possible risk and can be minimized by avoiding blood-thinning agents like aspirin, fish oil, Omega-3, and Vitamin E for 1 week prior, resuming the day after treatment. Pregnancy, active infections or inflammation, cystic acne in the treatment area, keloid scars, allergies to topical lidocaine, and sunburn are considered contraindications, necessitating consultation with your practitioner for a treatment plan.
  • Refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages for at least 24 hours before your treatment, as alcohol can thin the blood and heighten the risk of bruising. Additionally, try to avoid anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications for a period of 2 weeks leading up to your treatment. These medications and supplements, including aspirin, vitamin E, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, St. John’s Wort, Omega 3/Fish Oil supplements, Ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil, Aleve, and other NSAIDS, can thin the blood and increase the likelihood of bruising and swelling after injections.
  • If you are taking blood thinners like aspirin for medical reasons, please consult our practitioners before your treatment. Do not discontinue any medications unless instructed to do so by our medical professionals.
  • Refrain from waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal creams on the treatment area for 24 hours before your appointment. Ensure that the skin in the treatment area is intact, showing no signs of infection, redness, or swelling.
  • Micro needling is not recommended for recently sun-exposed or tanned skin, or for those experiencing active acne without consulting a practitioner to manage acne before treatment.
  • Micro needling typically involves 3-4 sessions spaced 4-6 weeks apart, though treatment frequency depends on individual skin conditions and concerns; consult your practitioner for a personalized treatment plan.
  • Combining different approaches based on skin concerns can lead to more successful results; consult your practitioner to explore options for enhancing results.
  • Arrive at the treatment session with a clean face, free of makeup.
  • Expect redness, swelling, and possible bruising. Allow a minimum of 1-2 weeks for skin recovery and healing.
  • Avoid planning sunny trips or special events earlier than 2-3 weeks post-treatment due to the risk of redness, swelling, and peeling.
  • During your treatment session, a compound numbing cream will be administered to your face to ensure your comfort and manage any discomfort. Please inform your practitioner if you have any allergies, including allergies to lidocaine or tetracaine

1. Post-treatment instructions:

2. Post-treatment Follow up:

Dear valued client,

We appreciate your trust in being one of our clients in CBAM Clinic.

As your safety is our first priority, we have designed a follow up arrangement system. As many of the aesthetic procedures need time for the maximum results, we encourage you to be patient until you see the final result of your treatment. However, you are always welcome to come back for a follow up visit for any corrections/modifications you may need when you will be assessed by one of our expert treatment providers. If any correction treatment is required, this will be discussed with you at the time of the follow up session. If you need more products for correction, you will be charged for the extra products.

Although most of the aesthetic procedures are very low risk (risks and potential complications has been discussed on the consent form and has been explained to you by the treatment provider before the treatment), we would like you to contact us immediately if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Significant redness or skin color changes (Pale, bruise)
  • Significant swelling
  • Pain
  • Numbness
  • Any vision change
  • Hives or general itchiness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Feeling tightness or pain in the throat
  • Change of voice

If you experience any of the above sings or symptoms, please follow the below instructions:

  • During working hours (weekdays from 9am to 5pm): Please call the local CBAM Clinic where you have received the treatment.
  • During Weekends and after-hours: Please contact 911 or visit the nearest emergency centre.

For any other non-urgent sings or symptoms (which is not in the above list) or for any other matters (general questions, appointments, cancellation, refund of deposit,…), Please use one of the following to communicate with us:

– Chat with us on CBAM clinic website
– Contact us at Toronto: 647-559-6464
– Contact us at North Vancouver: 778-719-9771
– Contact us at Calgary: 587-872-7244
– Contact us at Ottawa: 343-633-4243
– Email us at info@CBAMclinic.com

Best regards,

CBAM Clinic Team