• Avoid alcoholic beverages at least 24 hours prior to service.
    • Alcohol may thin the blood which will increase the risk of bruising.  
  • For one week before service, please avoid the following medications: 
    • Aspirin, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen, Aleve, Naproxen, Excedrin (all OTC pain pills except Tylenol), vitamin E, Vitamin A (Tretinoin, Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Triluma), Gingko Biloba, Omega-3 fatty acids, cod liver oil, CoQ10, garlic and ginger.
  • Avoid sun exposure to the area to be worked on, one week before service.
  • Schedule Botox® and neurotoxin appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a specialevent which may be occurring, i.e., wedding, vacation, etc. etc. It is not desirable to have a very special event occurring and be bruised from an injection which could have been avoided. 
  • Do not take ANY muscle relaxing medications (example: Soma or Flexaril) at least one month before service.  


    • No straining, heavy lifting, vigorous exercise for 3-4 hours following treatment. It is now known that it takes the toxin approximately 2 hours to bind itself to the nerve to start its work, and because we do not want to increase circulation to that area to wash away the neurotoxin from where it was injected.
      • Avoid manipulation and rubbing of area for 3-4 hours following service. (For the same reasons listed above.) 
        • This includes not doing a facial, peel, ormicro-dermabrasion after  neurotoxins. A facial, peel, or micro-dermabrasion can be done in same appointment only if they are done before the Botulinum toxin injection.
      • Do not rub or massage the areas treated for 24 hours.
    • Remain upright for 6 hours following service.  No lying down or bending over.
    • Keep the treated areas clean.  
      • Light make-up coverage is acceptable if desired.
    • You may apply ice for 5 minutes every 1⁄2 hour if there is any pain or swelling.  Any bruising will eventually resolve on its own, typically within one to two weeks.
    • If post-injection bruising is noticed, consider using the OTC homeopathic natural remedy 
      • Arnica Montana, which has been shown to rapidly relieve and even prevent bruising.  Arnica is available at most health food stores and is safe (free of reported side-effects).
    • As always, wear at least SPF 30 sun block when appropriate and avoid exposure to intense, direct sunlight and heat (example: sun lamp steam, sauna) for at least two to three days.
    • Move the facial muscles (frown, smile, raise eyebrows) that have been worked on, throughout the rest of the day. This will help the muscles absorb the Botox® Cosmetic.
    • Do not take aspirin containing products (see above) for the next 24 hours. These agents may increase bruising/bleeding at the injection site. Again, Tylenol may be taken.
    • Discontinue RetinA (Tretinoin) for at least 3-5 days after service.
    • Avoid alcohol intake beyond a single drink, glass of wine, or beer for approximately 24 hours after service.
    • As always, tobacco and illicit drugs are discouraged.
    • The onset of muscle relaxation usually begins in 7-10 days, but optimal results may take up to 2 weeks.

*NOTE*: Results may vary. It can take 2 -10 days to take full effect. It is recommended that you contact the office no later than 2 weeks after service, if desired effect was not achieved and no sooner to give the toxin time to work.  There is a subsequent charge for any “touch–up’s” or additional services.

Care Coordination:  As always, be sure  your primary care provider and medical team are part of your skin care program. It is always best to check with them on your skin care decisions and plan. Always follow-up with your Liquid Mobile clinical team 2-weeks post service. 

For immediate concerns or emergencies, dial 911. For post-care questions, call 855.954.7843 or visit