How long does BOTOX treatment take?
2 to 5 minutes on average, most time is spent on consultation and consent forms.
How long does BOTOX last?
3 months on average
Does that mean I need to get it every three months?!
Not exactly, some people get a little longer effect, while other people like to let it wear off a little bit and get more later, and some others just like to be wrinkle free.
How long before I start to see results?
BOTOX takes 5-7 days to really settle in, while botox alternatives like Xeomin and Dysport can settle in a bit faster. My practice uses 95% of the time BOTOX Cosmetic.
Can I go back to work after the injection?
Yes, most people look like they had a light facial and then about normal after 30 minutes.
Are there any restrictions?
Yes, no exercise x 12-24 hours, no laying down x 2 hours, no yoga x 24 hours, no face down positions (like getting a massage) x 24hrs. You can go back to completely normal activities the next day.
Does it hurt?
Most people state pain is minimal with the average pain level reported 1 out of 10.
Where is BOTOX used in the face?
BOTOX is used in the upper 1/3 of face, this is a generalization and it is not a rule.
I've heard of eyebrows drooping and eyelid drooping, how often does this happen?
These are real side-effects, but thankfully they are VERY rare. less than 0.05% of the time.
Are there any other side-effects I should know about?
Headache and minor bruising are the most common. There are other side-effect risks that will be discussed in person prior to injection but are less common.
What do I do if something is wrong?
Although this is not common, usually more tweaks with BOTOX can correct any "problems". Just be sure to give us a call, email, or text.