When you are looking for a way to boost your confidence and banish wrinkles, it can seem that the only option is surgical.

You may have spent a small fortune on face creams, serums and oils which have all had little effect and now, you may feel a bit irritated at the thought of trying anything that comes in a bottle or a syringe again.

However, there is a somewhat time-tested treatment option that is guaranteed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that requires no surgery, but does come in a syringe.

Known as botulinum toxin, this protein blocks nerve activity in the muscles and allows the skin to settle, preventing the formation of fine lines and wrinkles.

And at Chelsea and Fulham Dentist, we have helped many patients to boost their confidence using Botox in Chelsea; it is a simple and fast procedure, which allows you to have the injections and then go about your day as normal. With no downtime or need to take a day off from work, no one will be any the wiser that you have had this treatment done. Perfect!

But are there any aftercare rules regarding Botox in Chelsea? Here, our team breaks down the dos and don’t of the required aftercare.

The dos of botulinum aftercare

Make faces!

For the first few hours following the injections of Botox in Chelsea, try to make overly exaggerated facial expressions, such as very large smiles and deep frowns. This will help the protein to settle correctly.

Use an ice pack

There is likely to be inflammation around the injection sites, so rather than taking anti-inflammatory medications which can be problematic, apply an ice pack to the swollen areas.

Sleep in an elevated position

When sleeping for the first few days following the injections, try to sleep in a semi-propped up position. This will prevent the protein from pooling in one area of the face.

Keep an eye out for reactions

There is a slight chance that you may develop an allergic reaction; keep an eye out for excessive swelling, stinging and itching around the site of the injection.

The don’ts of botulinum aftercare

Drink alcohol

Alcohol consumption can cause fluid retention which is not what you want after having these injections! Instead, drink water and juices which can help alleviate bruising and stop excess fluid retention.

Put pressure on your face

Do not rub or apply pressure to your face as this can move the injections into other areas. Also, avoid any other skin treatments for at least a week, such as dermabrasion and even dental treatments!


OK, so technically, you should be avoiding strenuous exercise, but only for the first day after the injections have been applied. The injections need to settle and working out can cause them to move.

Take certain medication

Avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen and aim to avoid taking them until the injection site has healed; stick to paracetamol if it’s needed for pain relief!