What to Know About BOTOX® Aftercare

At Ultimate Image Cosmetic Medical Center in Tampa Bay, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the highest quality care and amazing visual results. BOTOX is one of the most popular cosmetic treatments that we offer, and we understand that many of our clients have questions about what to expect after their treatment. In this article, we will discuss what you need to know about BOTOX aftercare.

How Long Will it Take to See Results?

You will begin to see the results from your BOTOX treatment in just 3 days, but full results won’t appear until 2 weeks post-treatment. The amount of time it takes for each client to see BOTOX results varies from person to person.

How Long Will My BOTOX Results Last?

You can expect to continue seeing great results from your BOTOX treatment for 3–6 months, at which point you should come back in for another round.

What NOT to Do After Your BOTOX Treatment

Placement is everything with BOTOX injections, so you must allow the solution time to settle into the ideal place before engaging in certain activities. Some of the most important aftercare instructions you will receive regarding your BOTOX treatment are:

  • DO NOT lie down or recline too much for at least 4 hours after your treatment
  • DO NOT engage in strenuous activity or exercise for at least 4 hours after your treatment
  • DO NOT expose yourself to excessive heat (like saunas) for at least 4 hours after your treatment
  • DO NOT drink alcohol for a few days after treatment (you should also avoid alcohol in the days leading up to your BOTOX injections)
  • DO NOT touch or massage the injection site or surrounding area for at least 24 hours after your treatment

So What Can I Do After My BOTOX Treatment?

We encourage clients to engage in light facial exercises after BOTOX injections to promote the best possible results. These exercises include simple movements like raising the eyebrows or scrunching the forehead. This helps the BOTOX solution settle more into these areas and gives a more natural appearance.

Potential BOTOX Side Effects

First and foremost, it is important to understand that BOTOX is a relatively safe and minimally invasive procedure. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some potential side effects and risks that you should be aware of. Some common side effects at the injection site include:

  • Swelling
  • Redness
  • Bruising

These side effects typically resolve on their own within a few days. To minimize the risk of side effects, it is important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your aesthetician.

In rare cases, clients may experience more severe side effects after a BOTOX treatment, including:

  • Drooping eye
  • Blurry vision
  • Urinary tract infection symptoms
  • Trouble breathing
  • Trouble swallowing
  • Trouble talking, especially slurred speech
  • Numbness in your face
  • Paralysis in your face
  • Severe indigestion

These more serious side effects are usually temporary, but you should still contact your aesthetician if you experience any of them.

Follow-Up Is Essential

Another important aspect of BOTOX aftercare is to schedule follow-up appointments with your aesthetician. Your aesthetician will assess your results and make any necessary adjustments to ensure that you are getting the best possible outcome. It is also important to be honest with your aesthetician about any concerns or issues that you may have, so that they can address them in a timely manner.

BOTOX Injections in Tampa Bay

If you are interested in BOTOX or have any questions about the procedure, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our highly trained and experienced aestheticians. Just give us a call at 727-799-7000 or contact us online to schedule your appointment today!