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Top Tips for Flying After Botox

Yaaaay! We can go on holiday! But should you have Botox first or wait until you get back from your holiday? Here are our tips on travelling after Botox.

Bookings for flights and holidays have surged after the decision that fully vaccinated travellers returning from amber-list countries will not have to self-isolate after 19 July.

You’ve got your wardrobe and skincare ready, and, for those stubborn lines and wrinkles, maybe you’ve even been considering having an anti-wrinkle treatment. But now you’re wondering, “Is it safe to travel after Botox?” Well, in a nutshell, the answer is yes, but here are a few top tips if you are planning a trip - whether on holiday or honeymoon - after Botox.

Can I travel after Botox?

Practitioners recommend waiting 24-48 hours before flying in case of minor side effects. Otherwise, it could be the case that you have swelling or bruising that you wouldn’t necessarily want in your holidays snaps.

Does travelling effect Botox?

Practitioners suggest avoiding exercise, excessive heat and alcohol for up to a couple of days after your treatment - and as these things (apart from exercise, obviously) go hand-in-hand with holidays it’s best to wait until you can properly enjoy them. I mean, what’s a holiday without sunshine and a cocktail?

While Botox is a relatively simple and risk-free treatment, people do occasionally experience side effects. For example, after anti-wrinkle treatment, some people experience headaches, drooping eyelids or drooping eyebrows. Be sure to read up fully on the side effects of Botox, and if you do experience any, contact your practitioner. A medically qualified practitioner will generally run through any side effects and risks before your Botox treatment so you know exactly what to expect.

How long does Botox take to work?

Another reason to wait a few days is that, while you should start to see the effects in 2-3 days, you might find that you don’t get the best results until 2 weeks down the line. So, you may end up looking extra amazing in photos from right at the end of your holiday, rather than right from the start.

When should I have Botox if I'm going on holiday?

With all of this in mind, it is worth making sure your anti-wrinkle injection appointment is booked for - ideally - a few weeks ahead of your holiday. This should give swelling, bruising and other side effects chance to subside - and means you can sit back in the sunshine with a cocktail (or three - who’s counting?).

For the best possible treatment, always be sure to only book appointments with medically qualified practitioners. And on that note - if you're frantically googling "Botox near me" but not sure where to start, check out the hundreds of medically qualified aesthetic practitioners on Glowday. You'll be able to look at the experts' profiles and check out their Botox before and afters and reviews before making your choice.

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