After Botox® Cosmetic Injection

What to Expect Anesthesia

Most often, none is given. Some patients may prefer to have the area numbed for comfort. In this case, a topical anesthetic may be used.

Description of the Procedure

A thin needle will be used. The doctor will inject the medicine through the skin into the targeted muscle. You will often need several injections in a small area.

After Procedure

There is very little recovery needed, but remember to:

  • Remain upright for several hours
  • Avoid alcohol

How Long Will It Take?

The length will depend on the number of sites involved. It is often less than 20 minutes.

Will It Hurt?

You may have some minimal discomfort.

 Post-procedure Care

Normal activities may be resumed after the procedure. For the best recovery, follow your doctor’s instructions . The medicine temporarily weakens targeted muscles. The treatment  can take up to 3-7 days for full effect and lasts up to four months. With repeated use, the effects may last longer.