What to Expect After Botox

When thinking about the Botox procedure, or any surgical procedure, you may be frightened of the risks and side effects involved. Rest assured, we are here to put your mind to ease! We’ve outlined what to expect during your treatment to make your appointment as relaxing as possible!

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During Your Botox Treatment

Botox is an injection treatment used to improve the look of moderate to severe frown lines between the eyebrows. It can also be used to soften and improve forehead lines and crow’s feet. During the procedure, your doctor will use a thin needle to inject tiny amounts of botulinum toxin into your muscles. This procedure takes about 15 minutes and has minimal to no recovery.

Side Effects After Your Botox Treatment

As we mentioned earlier this procedure has minimal to no recovery. Most patients experience little to no side effects, however swelling, redness and mild headaches could occur. If you do experience any side effects try to not rub or massage the treated errors.

Seeing Results

You should begin to see the results of your Botox treatment three to five days after your treatment. The treated area will appear smoother and look more refreshed. After your first treatment, you may feel a slight ‘tight’ sensation or a feeling of ‘heaviness’, however, this should end within one to two weeks. You may start to notice movement to your treated areas after three months and the treatment will normally be completely worn off by five or six months. During this period you will notice a gradual return of movement. In order to maintain the look of smooth lines, more injections will be needed.

The Botox treatment makes it extremely easy for you to achieve a youthful and fresh look. With little to no side effects, you can maintain a radiant glow year round. At Sabini MD in Newark DE, we can help you achieve this youthful look, contact us today to set up your Botox consultation!