Three (3)to five (5) days prior to your treatment, do not take Vitamin E or any blood thinners: Tylenol®, Advil®, Motrin®, or Aspirin. *Should you have any heart condition, please continue aspirin per your doctor’s recommendations

It is best to avoid alcohol two (2) days prior to treatment.

If you get cold sores, it is ideal to prophlactically take prescribed valacyclovir. Alithia can prescribe this medication for you. 



A numbing cream is first applied your face. Your face will be cleansed. BOTOX® injections are minimal to no discomfort; while Filler injections are usually slightly more uncomfortable causing minimal to moderate discomfort, depending on the area treated. There is NO expected pain following the injections of BOTOX®. If you return to work, you will likely forget you had the treatment done, however it is important to follow the "After Treatment" instructions below.  



You can return to work or a scheduled luncheon immediately following BOTOX® treatment. This is where the “Lunch  Make-over” media push was actually accurate. After treatment, some have 1 or 2 pin point red dots that last a few minutes, but are hardly noticeable.

It is best to avoid exercise and placement of your face into a face cradle (for massage) for two (2) days following treatment.  

You may return to all standard medications following the treatment. 




Some important notes to put BOTOX® into perspective:

BOTOX® has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA for both cosmetic and non-cosmetic indications. Botulinum Toxin is therapeutically used in mega doses to treat a variety of medical (non-cosmetic) conditions; while it is used in micro-doses for cosmetic conditons. BOTOX® is one of the most researched medicines in the world. It is approved by the FDA for the treatment of:

  • Blepharospasm, or abnormal eyelid spasms (eye twitching) 
  • Overactive bladder
  • Cervical dystonia (CD) – head tilting, neck pain, and neck muscle spasm (CD is also known as spasmodic torticollis)
  • Strabismus, also called crossed eyes
  • Symptoms of severe underarm sweating 
  • Muscle stiffness in the elbow, wrist, and finger muscles associated with upper limb spasticity
  • Headaches associated with Chronic Migraine

Since the 1980s, it has been used for additional cosmetic purposes.

  • In 2002 BOTOX® Cosmetic gained its official FDA approval for treatment of Glabellar wrinkles (frown lines or scowl line(s)) in people ages 18 to 65.
  • In 2013 BOTOX® Cosmetic received FDA for treating lines around the eye (crow's feet) in people ages 18 to 65.