BOTOX FAQ 


How to prepare for injections:

  1. No Aspirin, Vitamin E, Omegas (fish oil), or any multivitamins that have these ingredients in them for 7 days prior to injections.

  2. No Plavix or Coumadin (Warfarin) for 5 days prior to injections. For your safety, it is required that you get your physician’s approval before stopping your Plavix or Coumadin.

  3. No Xarelto or Eliquis for 3 days prior to injections. For your safety, it is required that you get your physician’s approval before stopping your Xarelto or Eliquis.

What to avoid after injections:

  1. Please wait 2 weeks after Botox or fillers to have facials, chemical peels, massage therapy, or any other procedures that manipulate the face.

  2. Do not put pressure on areas where injections have been placed for 2 weeks. (Ex: massage or wearing a hat after forehead injections.)

  3. No exercise for 24 hours after injections.


What is BOTOX?
It’s FDA-approved to temporarily reduce fine lines in adults. BOTOX is a quick procedure with little downtime.

Is BOTOX safe?
Backed by over 15 years of clinical studies, BOTOX is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, approved for use in 96 countries.

How does BOTOX work?
BOTOX temporarily reduces muscle activity. You will begin to notice a visible smoothing of he areas injected within 7 days.

When will I see results?
You may begin to notice results in as little as 24 to 48 hours, but full effect doesn’t take place for 7-10 days, with results lasting up to 4 months for moderate to severe frown lines.

Will my face look overdone or unnatural?
BOTOX delivers subtle results when you are treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and a medical expert in facial anatomy. You will still look like yourself, just a little more rested. Usually no one will notice you’ve had injections.

What should I expect? Does treatment hurt?
Some patients report that being injected with BOTOX feels like ap inch. A very small needle is used for injections, and most patients state “it is less painful than they expected.”

How much time does treatment take?
The injection process takes a quick 10 minutes. The certified injector will discuss your treatment goals and perform a facial analysis to determine the appropriate treatment areas for you.

How long is the recovery time after treatment?
Treatment requires minimal downtime. So, you can return to your daily routine immediately after you leave our office. However, it is recommended that you keep your head elevated for 4 hours after injections, and no exercise for 24 hours after injections.

How many injections will I receive?
Treatment with BOTOX is customized to your goals and needs. When you meet with the certified injector, she will determine the appropriate treatment for the areas of concern. Between the brows (glabella) takes 5 injections. The forehead is 5-7 injections, and the crow’s feet is 3-4 injections per side.

What side effects are possible?
Eyelid or brow drooping, bruising at the injection sites, swelling and redness at the injection sites, to name a few. For a full list of side effects, visit Allergan.com to see important safety information.

Can I save on treatments?
Yes! The best way to save money on your treatments is to enroll in Brilliant Distinctions, the Allergan consumer loyalty program that helps you earn points for savings on future treatments. It’s easy, and free!

Do men receive treatments like BOTOX?
Yes! More and more men are getting injections for frown lines, forehead lines, and crow’s feet.

Is there a “generic” BOTOX Cosmetic?
No. Botox Cosmetic has a one-of-a-kind formulation. And BOTOX Cosmetic is the most widely researched and studied treatment of its kind, backed by more than 15 years of clinical studies. Allergan, the maker of BOTOX, owns the entire manufacturing and packaging process, which helps ensure the reliability and safety of each vial. To get proven, reliable results, make sure it’s BOTOX Cosmetic.