Botox injections are non-surgical, and they can be completed during an office visit. Treatment will first begin with a consultation with one of our dermatologists, during which you can discuss your aesthetic goals. On the day of treatment, a topical anesthetic numbing cream will be offered to ensure that you are comfortable. Many patients, however, do not need this as the injections are not very deep. The Botox will be injected using a small syringe into strategic points to gain the desired results.
Following treatment, there is no downtime needed. However, you will need to take the rest of the day off from strenuous exercise or activity to ensure the best possible results. Common side effects include mild redness, bruising, and swelling at the injection site, which will dissipate with time. Botox results typically last anywhere from 3-6 months.