Preparation Tips

Category: Botox®

During your consultation, it is very important to share your list of medications you routinely take to make sure nothing interferes with your body’s blood clotting ability.

Here is a brief list of things to avoid for a week before your appointment. Please feel free to call one of our Shobha team members if you have any questions at all.

  • Stop taking blood-thinning medications before you get Botox® injections to prevent bleeding and ensure your blood will clot effectively. That means over-the-counter medications like aspirin and ibuprofen are a “no go.”  You can take acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Avoid supplements like fish oil, ginkgo biloba, ginseng, multivitamins, green tea, cinnamon, and ginger
  • Some antibiotics can affect the potency of the neurotoxin in Botox®, so avoid scheduling an appointment if you are on a course of antibiotics
  • Don’t drink alcohol for a 1-2 days prior to your appointment
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