Botox has been the gold standard in cosmetic treatments for facial wrinkles and fine lines for almost two decades. Botox officially received FDA approval as a cosmetic treatment for wrinkles and fine lines in 2002. Since then, millions of Botox treatments have been administered per year for dynamic facial wrinkles, including crow’s feet, glabellar lines, and forehead lines.

However, as is true for all medical treatments and procedures, you must follow certain precautions after receiving the Botox to avoid potential risks. Botox is a safe procedure without downtime, allowing you to resume most daily activities immediately. Even so, you need to exercise some basic precautions to avoid problems like droopy eyelids or nerve damage.

This article provides a detailed overview of Botox aftercare to help ensure your optimal results and recovery.

1. Avoid Rubbing Your Face For At Least 24 Hours.

Most people touch their faces over 15 times an hour. You may even have some trouble areas that you can’t help but rub every once in a while. Most of these actions happen subconsciously — you may not even realize you’re doing it. Well, you need to be hyper-vigilant about what your hands are doing after a Botox treatment.

You must avoid rubbing or touching your face for at least 24 hours after receiving Botox. Touching the treatment areas may affect the dosage of toxin in the region, affecting other parts of your face. If the toxin gets into undesirable regions, you may suffer from drooping eyelids or nerve damage.

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