The FDA had originally approved Botox injections in 2002 for reducing fine lines in specific facial areas. This noninvasive cosmetic treatment, ever since, has become the most sought-after procedure in the world. One of the biggest benefits of Botox is that it can be administered within a few minutes in an in-office setting. The treatment doesn’t involve any downtime.
Your treatment provider will discuss various aspects of the injectables during the initial consultation. Mothers and busy professionals tend to prefer Botox since it has negligible to no recovery time. The risk of post-treatment complications is very low, as long as you have chosen a qualified and experienced injection provider for your Botox anti-wrinkle treatment.
Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides Botox injections for facial wrinkle reduction to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
First Week After Botox Injections
Botox results are quick to become visible. It doesn’t take long for muscle relaxation to take place. You will be able to notice significant improvement in just a few days. Some people experience significant side effects, such as redness, swelling, and bruising in the first few days. These are natural side effects and can occur even if you take necessary precautions to avoid them.
You should know that the side effects don’t mean the injections have been administered incorrectly. But you should make a point to avoid rubbing or touching the affected areas.
Few Weeks After Botox Injections
It doesn’t take more than 2 – 3 weeks for most people to fully witness the results of Botox injections. All residual bruising and swelling should have subsided by now. Reduction in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the forehead and other facial areas will also become apparent.
3 – 4 Months After Botox Injections
You would see the effects of the Botox treatment starting to reduce after 3 – 4 months. Fine lines and wrinkles would gradually return to the way they were. However, it would take a few months for the face to return to a pre-treatment appearance.
Aftercare Following Botox Treatment
These are a few best practices you should following your Botox treatment:
Don’t touch the treatment area
Make sure you refrain from touching your face for at least a day following the injections. In some cases, it is recommended to wait for 3 days. You should schedule your professional massages for a few days later.
Resume Normal Activities
You don’t require recovery time following Botox injections. You won’t need to take off any time after work and can resume your activities almost immediately.
Wait a Day Before Exercising
You should wait for at least a day before working out. In fact, many doctors recommend waiting for several days.
Don’t Wear Make-up
Avoid makeup for a few days at the treatment area. Toxin may get dispersed when you apply the makeup.
You may want to consider sitting upright for at least 4 hours following the injections. Lying down or bending may promote bruising by spreading the toxin around the face.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey receives patients from Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and nearby areas for Botox injections.
Contact Marietta, Georgia Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta for a Consultation
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