Below are important instructions and precautions that should be read prior to your procedure. If you have any questions please reach out to our office via text: (773)-832-5246 or phone: 773-276-1100. 

 

Neuromodulators (Botox/Dysport)

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BEFORE YOUR TREATMENT:

 

  • Avoid alcohol 2 days prior to treatment to minimize the risk of bruising.
  • Avoid aspirin and ibuprofen 14 days prior to Botox treatments to minimize the risk of bruising.  If you have been told to take aspirin daily by your doctor, please let us know before stopping it.  Other medications to avoid include Excedrin™, Motrin™, Naprosyn™, Aleve™, Gingko, garlic supplements, fish oil, and Vitamin E, Almonds/Almond Milk.
  • If you have a history of cold sores in the area we are treating, please let us know prior to the procedure so that medication can be prescribed to prevent a flare.
  • Be sure that you have communicated any pertinent medical history to your doctor, particularly any history of neurologic or muscular disease, medication allergies, new medications, pregnancy, breastfeeding and previous/recent cosmetic procedures.

  

As a practice, we will continue to follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC and IDPH to avoid transmission of influenza (flu) virus and coronavirus.  Please inform us if you have any signs of a fever or cough and/or have recently traveled out of the country, or to a state listed on the Chicago Travel Order site as we may need to reschedule your appointment.