Bonnie Baldwin, MD
Consultants in Plastic Surgery P.A.
Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery
Office (713) 791-1975
Fax (713) 796-2583
Following these instructions will support minimal downtime after your Botox treatment.
These simple steps should possibly prevent or hopefully decrease any bruising, redness or
swelling that occasionally results from receiving injections.
Avoid aspirin and aspirin based products for 10 days prior to as well as 10 days
after your injectable procedure. This includes NSAIDs, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Advil
and Motrin. You may take Tylenol and Acetaminophen based products as needed
during this time frame.
Discontinue all herbal medications for 10 days before and after your injectable
treatment as these products may lead to increased bruising and swelling.
If you take prescription anti-coagulants such as Plavix or Coumadin, please notify
the office at your earliest convenience.
You may frown or smile normally after your treatment.
Apply gel pac to treated areas at 20 minute intervals to reduce swelling, bruising
Do not exercise for 48 hours after injections to reduce swelling, bruising and
Do not travel by air for 48 hours after injections as the force of gravity may cause
the Botox to relocate.
Be aware - it may take up to 1-week for your result to be evident.
We want your aesthetic surgery experience to be a positive one. Should you have further
questions, please contact our office during office hours, Monday through Thursday 8:30
A.M. until 4:30 P.M. and Friday 8:30 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. After hours calls will be
answered by our service and will be returned by Dr. Baldwin or her associate.