Botox is a quick and convenient in-office treatment that takes just 10-30 minutes. As such, most patients are less concerned about what happens during the procedure and more focused on what they can expect afterwards.
In fact, patients often have a number of questions about how they will look and feel post-treatment, including: Do Botox injections swell? When can I see results? How long do Botox effects last?
To find out the answers to these questions, and learn what Botox patients in Olney, Maryland can expect should they decide to undergo treatment, read on.
What Happens After Getting Botox Injections?
In the minutes after getting Botox injections, you may note redness, tenderness, and swelling at the injection site. Some pinpoint bleeding is also possible as is a sensation of tightness and reduced control of the treatment area.
There is also the possibility of a headachy feeling, which can typically be managed with Tylenol.
These effects are often mild and temporary and resolve on their own within a few minutes to a few hours.
Do Botox Injections Swell?
During treatment, an ultra-thin needle is used to administer Botox as a series of precisely-placed injections. Due to this fact, patients often ask: Do Botox injections swell?
Right after treatment, patients will likely see some swelling around the entry points.
Fortunately, swelling and/or bruising usually dissipates within 24 hours, and any residual effects can be easily concealed with make-up.
When Can I See Results from Botox?
Patients can begin to see Botox results within three-to-five days. In addition to visible wrinkle reduction, they will also notice reduced mobility in the treatment area and that they look younger and more refreshed.
It can take up to 14 days to appreciate final results.
How Long Do Botox Effects Last?
In the hands of a highly skilled and experienced injector, Botox can soften expression lines for up to 4-6 months.
As treatment effects begin to fade, mobility and wrinkles will gradually return. At this time, additional injections are recommended to preserve Botox benefits.
Learn More About Botox Injections
If you are considering Botox injections, please call our office today to schedule a comprehensive consultation with one of our highly skilled and talented injectors.