Do's and Don'ts of Botox® in Brighton for First Timers

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After careful research and a lot of thinking, you have decided it is finally time to try Botox® in Brighton . The wonder injections can erase fine lines and deep facial creases to restore a younger, more refreshed appearance. As long as you remember the do’s and don’ts of Botox® treatments, you will almost certainly be pleased with this choice for non-invasive facial rejuvenation.

Do see an experienced, reputable Botox® provider:

You should only trust your appearance to a reputable dentist, doctor or medical nurse. This ensures safe, effective results without the risk of a frozen, artificial appearance.

Don’t take ibuprofen before your Botox® injections:

Taking ibuprofen is not a deal breaker for Botox®, like it could be with an invasive procedure. However, it is not recommended, as aspirin thins the blood. This medication, along with supplements like St. John’s Wart and fish oil, substantially increase your chances of bruising after Botox® injections.

Don’t fret over the pain of Botox® injections:

Yes, Botox® is applied with a needle – right between the brows or at the corner of the eyes. This needle is tiny, however, making the injections almost painless. There may be a pinch as the Botox® is applied, but this will be over in only a few seconds.

Do plan on getting right back to your normal routine:

Botox® injections take less than 30 minutes, which is why scheduling a treatment during a lunch break works well. Although there may be minor redness or swelling at the injection site, these should quickly resolve. Most patients can go back to their normal activities, like work, immediately after their Botox® injections.

Don’t rub the treatment area for at least six hours after your injections:

Vigorously rubbing the injection site too soon after treatment can potentially cause the Botox® to migrate to surrounding tissues. This can create problems such as a drooping eyelid or asymmetric results. Refrain from rubbing the treatment area for at least six hours, allowing the Botox® to settle into place.

Do plan on your Botox® several weeks before a special event:

Botox® does not provide immediate results. Initial results will take between five and seen days to appear. Full benefits of a Botox® treatment can take up to two weeks. So if you are having the treatment for a special occasion, be sure to plan ahead.

It can take up to a full two weeks to see results of treatment which is why it is advisable to wait that time period before considering a top up if required. Results can last from 3-6 months if treatments are carried out regularly.

If you’re considering Botox® treatments in Brighton then book your consultation here.


Azure Aesthetics is a facial aesthetics clinic based in Brighton and Hove, providing Botox®, Dermal Fillers and Lip Augmentation by medical professionals. If you would like more information on the treatments we offer please do get in touch, or you can book a consultation.