When you are treated with botulinum toxin, we’ll make every effort to ensure that the treatment will go as smoothly as possible. To make this happen, we also need your cooperation! Below you’ll find a number of instructions. If you follow the instructions, the treatment will be more comfortable for you, recovery will be faster and it will contribute to an optimal end result. That is why it’s important that you carefully read the instructions below and follow them closely.
First, we’ll take some photos. Remove any make-up beforehand.
The treatment will last about 20 minutes and you can go home immediately afterwards without the need for someone to accompany you. Slight swelling, redness or a small puncture may sometimes still be noticeable in the treated areas.
For the first 4 hours following the treatment you shouldn’t lie flat (then the botulinum toxin will spread out too much, possibly in the wrong direction). Immediately after the treatment, you must use the treated muscles intensely for up to 4 hours! So frowning or squinting (like when you look at the light) is good. It’s important not to put pressure on the treated area for the first 4 hours following the treatment. It’s no problem to lightly touch it in order to wash it, but prolonged intense pressure should be avoided. Non-mineral make-up is not recommended for at least 4 hours following the treatment. After a few days the effect of the botulinum toxin will become noticeable and after 2 weeks the result is optimal/maximal.
After 2 weeks the botulinum toxin works optimally and maximally. At that point you can have a check-up, if need be. In order to maintain an optimum effect, the treatment should be repeated after 3-6 months.
There’s usually no need for pain relief, but if you want to use a painkiller before or after the treatment, you can; you can take 500 mg paracetamol, with a maximum of 6 tablets per 24 hours.
Immediately after the treatment you can go back to work, if necessary; you can start doing sports again after 4 hours.
After the treatment, small bruises and some swelling may develop. They will disappear automatically. You can use cold compresses (cold packs) against the swelling.
If you experience the following problems you should contact our clinic immediately: Intense pain that doesn’t go away or gets worse.
Infection of the injection site: signs of this are local redness, swelling, pain and possibly pus.
Abnormal swelling. Fever above 38.5 °C.
Call Van Lennep Kliniek at 070 – 7370088 or in case of emergency at 06 – 5169 0024.