What to expect from Botox
A doctor or dermatologist will usually perform Botox® injections in a doctor’s office or a clinic. Your appointment will usually last anywhere between 10 to 15 minutes, depending on the area you are treating.
Your dermatologist may use a cold pack or numbing cream to the areas injected, in order to ensure you are comfortable. A tiny needle will be inserted into the muscles with the Botox® product. The number of injections you receive will vary depending on the severity of your wrinkles and where they are located on your face.
Perhaps the greatest advantage of Botox® is that there is no downtime or recovery period. You will be able to return to normal activities immediately after treatment. Although, it is important that you avoid rubbing areas that were injected as it may cause the botulinum toxin to move to other areas of the face, which will cause temporary facial weakness. There may also be slight bruising in the area of the injection site which will heal rather quickly.
Results should be visible within a few days but may take up to a week to see the final effects. The results will last for about three to four months, during which another session will be due.