A Facial After Botox? Where to Begin
Are you interested in getting Botox to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but don’t know if it’s okay to get a facial after? Are you worried that the two treatments might interact in some way, or perhaps even cancel out the effects of one another? As with almost any beauty-related topic, there are pros and cons to getting a facial after having Botox.
This question is something I asked myself when getting Botox. It’s important to consider everything about the treatment to get maximum results.
Breaking it Down
The main advantages of getting a facial after Botox include: The two treatments can be easily scheduled on the same day; this means you won’t need to take time off work or spend additional money on an additional appointment.
In addition, since both treatments take about 45 minutes each and involve specific areas of your face, you can get them at the same time. There are no risks associated with combining Botox and a facial.
Are you wondering if it’s okay to get a facial after Botox injections? The simple answer is yes — with some caveats. It’s generally advised that you avoid getting a facial for at least 48 hours after any injection treatment, including Botox.
We’ll explain everything you need to know about getting a facial after Botox.
Why Are You Getting Botox?
Are you interested in getting Botox to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but don’t know if it’s okay to get a facial after? Are you worried that the two treatments might interact in some way, or perhaps even cancel out the effects of one another?
As with almost any beauty-related topic, there are pros and cons to getting a facial after Botox.
The main advantages of getting a facial after Botox is quite enticing. The two treatments can be easily scheduled on the same day; this means you won’t need to take time off work or spend additional money on an additional appointment. In addition, since both treatments take about 45 minutes each and involve specific areas of your face, you can get them at the same time. There are no risks associated with combining Botox and a facial.
What Can You Do After Having Botox?
For the most part, you can do whatever you like after having Botox, including getting a facial. It’s important to note you should stay away from excessive wine drinking and other outside influences to make sure your Botox is working. As long as you follow the post-treatment instructions provided to you by your provider, you can even work out, engage in strenuous exercise, or head to the hair salon right after your treatment.
There are a few activities you’ll want to avoid, though, like getting a massage, lifting heavy objects, or having lengthy conversations. Keep in mind that your facial will involve deep cleaning and exfoliation, followed by a massage and, possibly, extractions. As such, it’s best to get your facial done at least one day before the treatment, if not two or three days beforehand.
What’s Involved in a Facial After Botox?
The type of facial you schedule after your Botox treatment will depend on a few factors, including your skin type, the frequency at which you get facials, and the results you’re hoping for.
The average facial takes about an hour and a half and is designed to treat a number of skin concerns, including dullness, roughness, uneven skin tone, clogged pores, and signs of premature aging.
Depending on how your skin is responding to the products and techniques used during your facial, you may need to schedule periodic follow-up sessions. For example, if your facial includes extractions, you may need follow-up treatments to avoid having breakouts.
How Much Time Should You Wait Before Getting a Facial After Botox?
Most people say it’s best to avoid getting a facial after Botox, as the two treatments can be too harsh and drying for your skin. In fact, if you get a facial immediately after having Botox, you’ll be more likely to suffer complications, including broken capillaries and excessive swelling.
In general, you should wait at least two weeks after your Botox treatment before getting a facial. This gives your face enough time to heal, as well as gives you plenty of time to research and schedule a facial. That said, you can get a mini facial immediately after your Botox treatment.
A mini facial is a light, 10-minute treatment that’s great for helping to calm redness and swelling. Since it’s so short, it won’t delay the healing process.
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Does Getting a Facial After Botox Hurt?
The short answer is: probably not. It all depends on what types of products and tools your aesthetician uses during your facial. For example, products containing alpha hydroxy acids and hyaluronic acids are common at salons and will not be irritating to your skin.
On the other hand, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and exfoliating scrubs using ingredients like salt crystals, walnut shells, and coffee beans can be very abrasive and cause irritation. If your esthetician uses any of these harsh (but effective) products, it’s possible that your Botox will be irritated, causing swelling and redness.
While I’ve met a few people who said it hurt, most folks only indicate it is not hurtful. It was described as a sting or feels tingly. It could be uncomfortable, This distinction is important as you are looking to make sure you can handle the procedure with the pain threshold that is right for your personal situation.
Pros of Facials After Botox
What are the pros of getting a facial after Botox?
- You can get a facial right after having Botox, so you don’t have to wait to take better care of your skin.
- Your skin will look healthier, smoother, and more youthful after a facial. You can get both treatments done on the same day and avoid taking time off work.
- It’s a great way to pamper yourself and treat yourself after getting Botox.
- Your skin will be super soft and smooth after a facial. It’s a great way to celebrate a major event, such as a birthday, graduation, or wedding.
Cons of Facials After Botox
What are the cons of getting a facial after Botox?
- Your skin may be too sensitive and swollen to receive a facial after having Botox.
- You may experience complications like broken capillaries and excessive swelling due to the two treatments being too harsh for your skin.
- It’s a waste of money if you don’t get the results you were hoping for.
- You may not be able to use all of your favorite products after your Botox treatment as your skin may become too dry and flaky if your facial is too harsh.
- Your skin may be too sensitive and swollen to use other beauty products, like sunscreen.
Are Facials and Botox Comfortable Together?
Facials and Botox are two very different types of treatments, so it’s unlikely they’ll ever be considered “comfortable” in the same way. That being said, they’re both safe treatments, provided they’re administered properly. It’s important to note that the way your aesthetician administers your facial will be different than the way your dermatologist administers Botox. Ask questions to make sure your treatments won’t conflict with each other. Obviously you want ultimate enhancement which means you need both treatments to work together instead of against each other.
It’s important to inform your aesthetician about the Botox you received, how recently it was administered, how much you received, and how much time has passed since your treatment. They need this information to treat you and do their best. Withholding details doesn’t help you further your treatment and for the most part everyone will only offer their best recommendations for your car.
If your facial is too harsh, it may be too much for your skin after having Botox. If your facial is too harsh, it may be too much for your skin after having Botox. Your aesthetician may be able to scale back their techniques and/or products. Have a conversation with them prior to your appointment to see what can be done (or needed) for your individual situation.
Ask Your Doctor
While people can offer advice from treatments they’ve received in the past, the person you should talk to about your particular needs is your personal doctor. They know your history, are familiar with your skin condition and take a personal interest in your best needs. We always encourage people to talk to those who are offering direct care to the patient to make the best decision for their individual needs.
For the most part, you can get a facial after Botox. That being said, you may want to wait a few weeks so your face has time to heal. You can also get a mini facial immediately after your Botox treatment. Just make sure your facial isn’t too harsh, as it may be too much for your skin if you’ve just had Botox. And give your body, face and mind a little time to adjust to your beauty treatments so you can look your best!