Neurotoxin (“Tox”) After Care Instructions & Tips

By Pinch Med Spa Staff

Following your "Tox" treatment, proper aftercare is essential to facilitate optimal recovery and maximize the longevity of your results. Explore comprehensive aftercare instructions curated by Pinch to guide you through the post-treatment period.

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Understanding "Tox" Treatments

Xeomin ("Tox"), a neurotoxin similar to Botox, is administered via injections to temporarily relax facial muscles and reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. As with any injectable treatment, it's crucial to follow specific aftercare guidelines to promote healing and minimize potential side effects.

Immediate Post-Treatment Care

Immediately following your "Tox" treatment, adhere to the following guidelines to ensure a smooth and comfortable recovery:

  • Avoid Touching or Rubbing: Refrain from touching or rubbing the treated area to prevent the dispersion of "Tox" and minimize the risk of infection.
  • Avoid Strenuous Activity: Avoid strenuous exercise and activities that may increase blood flow to the treated area for at least 24 hours post-treatment.
  • Apply Ice Packs: Apply ice packs or cold compresses to the treated area intermittently to alleviate swelling and discomfort.

Long-Term Aftercare Guidelines

In the days and weeks following your "Tox" treatment, incorporate the following aftercare practices into your skincare routine to optimize results and ensure prolonged efficacy:

  • Gentle Cleansing: Cleanse the treated area with a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser twice daily to remove impurities and maintain skin hygiene.
  • Sun Protection: Shield the treated area from direct sunlight and UV exposure by applying broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher daily.
  • Avoid Alcohol and Blood-Thinning Medications: Refrain from consuming alcohol and medications that thin the blood, as they may exacerbate bruising and swelling.
  • Follow-Up Appointments: Attend scheduled follow-up appointments with your Pinch Provider to assess treatment outcomes and address any concerns or questions.

Understanding Potential Side Effects

While "Tox" treatments are generally well-tolerated, it's essential to be aware of potential side effects and take appropriate measures to manage them:

  • Bruising: Mild bruising at the injection site is common and typically resolves within a few days. Apply arnica gel or cream to minimize bruising and promote healing.
  • Swelling: Mild swelling may occur following treatment, particularly around the eyes or forehead. Apply cold compresses and avoid salty foods to reduce swelling.
  • Redness: Temporary redness or erythema at the injection site is normal and should subside within a few hours post-treatment. Avoid harsh skincare products and cosmetics that may exacerbate redness.

Embrace Your Enhanced Appearance with Confidence

By adhering to these aftercare instructions, you can navigate the post-tox treatment period with confidence and ease, ensuring optimal recovery and long-lasting results. Should you have any questions or concerns during your recovery journey, don't hesitate to contact Pinch for personalized guidance and support.

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