The time to have Botox® is dependent on the severity of your lines and you desire to improve the appearance. Everyone’s lines form at different rates and Tori, our RN injector, will kindly examine your lines and discuss with you her recommendation.
The most common side effects of Botox are mild pain, swelling and bruising at the injection sites.
In clinical studies a small percentage of patients (less than 3%) experienced eyelid drooping or swelling or brow drooping dependent on their injection site. Other possible side effects include: dry mouth; discomfort or pain at the injection site; tiredness; headache; neck pain; eye problems including double vision, blurred vision, decreased eyesight and dry eyes; and allergic reactions. Our RN Injector will discuss all of the possible side effects with you.
The amount and area of injections is customized to each patient. Tori, our RN Injector, will determine the areas needed during her exam and discuss the appropriate number of injections for each with you.
We advise patients to avoid hot tubs and saunas as well as blood thinning medications immediately after receiving Botox®.
For best results and to reduce side effects, we also recommend the following:
- Do not rub or massage your face or have facials for 4 hours and avoid touching your face for 24 hours
- Do not lay down for 4 hours
- Do not exercise for 24 hours
- Do not drink alcohol for 24 hours
- Avoid direct sunlight/heat for 72 hours