Men and women have been using Botox injections for over two decades to help reduce lines and wrinkles in their skin. Many patients often have the impression that it is a long or complicated procedure, but the truth is it doesn’t take long at all. Results are also noticeable in a fairly short amount of time.
How Long Does Botox Take to Work?
Everyone’s reaction to Botox is different, but most people will see some results within the first 72 hours. Be patient, however, as it can take as long as 14 days to see the full effects. Your doctor may have you make an appointment after your first injection so that he or she can see if further treatments are needed.
How Long Does Recovery Take?
Most people return to work or most regular daily activities right after having Botox injections. There may be some redness, pain, or bruising near the injection site, but it should not last long. If you experience symptoms like fever or severe pain, contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor may also suggest that you refrain from any major strenuous activity for the first day so. He or she might also suggest that you avoid taking any type of blood-thinner, like aspirin, for up to 10 days after the procedure and that you not touch or rub the injection site for a few days. Smoking is also prohibited for the first 48 hours, as well as the 48 hours leading up to the procedure.
How Long Does Botox Last?
Once the treatment begins working, you may wonder how long the effects will last. Again, the answer is different for everyone. Generally, your treatment will last between about 4 and 6 months. In some cases, the more treatments you get, the less frequently you need them in the future.
If you live in the Rome, Georgia or Metro Atlanta areas and are unhappy with your appearance or are considering Botox, call Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery at 706-235-5570 to set up an appointment.