After Botox Care: Everything Your Skin Needs After Injections

All Posts, Beauty Hacks, Sebameducation December 6

As time goes on, your body shows signs of wear and tear. It’s totally normal. Some of us rely on anti-aging products and procedures to help turn back time. One of these procedures is botox. Botox is a drug that temporarily reduces signs of aging on the face and other parts of the body. By weakening or paralyzing specific muscles or nerves, botox injections help people restore a youthful glow to their skin. In addition to changing your skin’s appearance, it can also change your skin’s level of sensitivity. Here are 6 tips for after botox care and an easy recovery process.

Sit Upright

It’s important to avoid lying down right after botox.

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Sure, naps after procedures are tempting, but hear us out. Many of us roll over as we sleep, which means you could roll right onto your face and hinder the effects of the injection. If you’ve gotten botox on your forehead, lying down right away can prevent the drug from tracking into your eyelid. Hello, droopy eyelid! Most dermatologists recommend waiting at least 4 hours after your procedure before lying down.  

Don’t Be Surprised If Something Unexpected Happens

Everyone reacts differently to botox. Some people have no issues, while others experience swelling and skin irritation. You’ve injected a foreign substance into your body, so there may be a few side effects, ranging from redness and bruising to fever and coughing. You may also find that your skin’s sensitivity has increased. If that’s the case, your regular skin care may cause more irritation than normal. We recommend keeping a few sensitive skin care items around in case this happens. Our Moisturizing Face Cream is always a good choice! If you’re looking for one that’ll help you feel youthful, opt for our Q10 Protection Cream.

Embrace Ice

Like with other injections, botox can lead to swelling near the injection site. No fear, ice is here! Lightly placing a bag of ice or a cold compress on the affected area right after treatment allows for quick relief.

Limit Heat Exposure

Heat after botox is another big no-no. In general, too much heat can irritate your skin. Combine that with the increased sensitivity that comes with botox and you’ve got a recipe for aggravation.


Until the redness and swelling have completely dissipated, it’s best to avoid excessive heat. High temperatures will only worsen these side effects and increase recovery time.

Avoid Touching Your Skin

We all know that touching our faces isn’t the best idea, especially when you have sensitive skin. After botox, bothering the injection site in any way can cause unwanted results. The botox could also disperse and you won’t end up seeing the effects you want. Yes, the injection area may feel irritated, but resist the urge to massage it! Your skin will surely thank you.

Know That Results Are On the Way

You can’t rush greatness. In the same vein, you can’t rush the effects of botox. Many botox users see results at around 2 weeks! Don’t worry about rushing 🙂 Botox aftercare is all about taking it easy.

Whether you’re building your after botox care routine or just want to revamp your skin care routine to combat aging, Sebamed has you covered. Our Q10 Age Defense products fight to reduce visible signs of aging in as little as 28 days. We also carry a wide range of cleansers and moisturizers to give your skin the love it needs. Check out our complete collection here.


    1. Hi Rosa! We’re so glad! If you went through with getting the injections please let us know how it went! Best wishes.

  1. I didn’t know that lying down could affect the treatment’s effects! That is good to know because I would have planned to nap right after! I will keep this in mind if I ever go in for a Botox treatment. Thanks!

  2. I sort of remember about not lying down—- had some Botox injected in my face an hour ago
    Phew! I got busy moving about even though I have a slight fever (had it before the injections)
    Thank goodness for your site!!

    1. Hi there! Thank you for reading & for your feedback. We hope your treatments went well. Let us know how you’re doing! Best wishes.

  3. I really like the tip you gave to use ice to help you heal quickly after Botox treatment. I am getting Botox fillers in my face tomorrow, so I am researching ways to heal quickly after treatment. I will be sure to use lots of ice after I get the treatment.

    1. Hi Easton! Well we’re so glad that you found our post! Hope your healing went well and you recovered quickly. Let us know how you’re doing! Best wishes.

  4. Facial Botox treatment is one practical and appropriate way to get a youthful, smooth and symmetrical face. In addition to increasing your confidence in appearance, Botox injections have many benefits in the medical world. Botox is injected in the patient right in the face that needs treatment. Avoid massaging and touching your face aggressively to prevent unwanted dislocations and facial muscle paralysis.

    1. Hi Ilse! Those are great tips and information. Thank you so much! We hope to get feedback from you again soon. 🙂 Best wishes.

  5. Indeed, everyone reacts differently to botox. Some people have no issues, while others experience swelling and skin irritation. Once you start botox injections, In order to maintain your smooth, wrinkle-free complexion you should typically retreat every six months.

    1. That’s an excellent point! Botox does need proper maintenance to maintain its efficacy. We find also that some customers don’t realize that botox and fillers actually get metabolized and disappear. Thank you so much for your feedback and input! Best wishes.

    1. Thank you so much! Please also feel free to let us know if there are any topics you would like to see covered. Best wishes.

    1. Hi Sapna! You’re very welcome! And thank YOU so much for taking the time out of your day to not only read our article, but give us feedback. Positive customer experience is what keeps us going so we greatly appreciate it. 🙂 Best wishes.

  6. Thanks for sharing this post. Botox injection is one of the non-surgical methods that help in reducing your wrinkles and freckles. This article provides detailed information about the aftercare treatments.

    1. Thank you so much Dr. Bolitho for your kind words and informative comment! We are so pleased you took the time to read our article and give us feedback. It’s also wonderful for our clients to see that our articles lines up with other industry professionals. We look forward to hearing more from you! Please also let us know if you have any topics you’d recommend we write about. Best wishes.

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