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What You Need to Know About Bumps After Botox in the Forehead

As an FDA-approved treatment patronized by countless people all over the world, there’s no doubting the safety and effectiveness of Botox as a solution to anti-aging problems. Botox is one of the preferred treatments for those who are looking for a non surgical treatment for their fine lines and wrinkles. But just like any other medically proven procedure, Botox does have its share of side effects, one of which is the formation of small bumps or lumps in the forehead after getting the injections for eyebrow and forehead lines.

So what do you need to know about bumps after Botox forehead? It’s actually common to get a small tender red lump in the area where you got injected for your forehead wrinkle or other facial wrinkles, which should go away within the first hour of treatment. This may be followed by slight bruising or redness, which is also normal. However, if the bump is bigger than a bug bite or doesn’t go away after the recommended time, a visit to your provider is recommended to rule out any complications.

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What Causes the Bumps After Getting Botox in the Forehead

Botulinum toxin injection is a well-established treatment commonly used to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, as well as other issues such as excessive sweating and teeth grinding. It’s common to experience side effects such as slight pain, itching, bruising, and redness, especially in the injection site.

The bumps, which can also be attributed to swelling, can occur due to several reasons. Some are temporary and not a cause for alarm while some may be more lasting and serious. The temporary causes, which are what happens more commonly, include the space-filling effect of an injected substance, local reaction to the toxin, and the temporary blockage of the skin’s natural drainage system. Bumps that formed because of these causes generally do not last long and tend to subside quickly. You can expect your bumps to go away after a few hours. Usually, this doesn’t need any treatment. You will just wait for the bumps to clear out.

However, if the bumps caused by swelling start later and actually get worse – or if they become red and painful – then your provider may rule this as a more serious side effect. This could be a result of an allergic reaction, unintended inflammation, or an infection may have occurred.

How to Treat Bumps Caused By Swelling After Botox Injections

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There are things you can do to minimize the swelling after your Botox treatment. Before your Botulinum toxin injections, remember to stop taking certain over-the-counter medications and supplements at least one week before your appointment. Avoid taking vitamin E, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen, Ginkgo Biloba, ginseng, fish oil, garlic, flaxseed oil, and St. John’s Wort. This can help reduce the chances of swelling and bruising after injection and reduce your recovery time as well.

You should also lay off the aspirin 10 to 14 days before your treatment since aspirins are blood thinners and can cause bruising. If you’re not sure about the pills you’re taking,  tell your provider what they are so he or she can advise whether or not to take them prior to your Botox appointment.

After Botox injection, do not lie down for at least four hours after the injection and do not rub or massage the treated area in order not to make any swelling worse. Ask your provider about applying topical creams such as arnica to the affected area. Arnica is a well-known herb for treating bruises and reducing inflammation.

What Not to Do After Botox

Aside from the ones mentioned above, it helps to follow what to do in terms of Botox aftercare in order to avoid bumps and other complications from occurring after your treatment. Not drinking alcohol before and after the treatment is recommended since alcohol can lead to more bruising. Touching your face, especially your forehead, should be avoided in order to not spread the toxin. 

Skin treatments should be avoided. Skip the facials, massages, scrubs, and fillers for the first 24 hours after your injection. Don’t sleep on the treated area - this shouldn’t be hard if you got your Botox on the forehead, unless you sleep on your stomach. Also, avoid laying down within four hours after the treatment. Lastly, stay out of the sun for at least four hours since the heat can make your skin flush and increase your blood pressure, which results in bruising. 

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