Botox Injections

Normal Response to Injections

  • Mild pinprick bleeding, mild swelling, or bruising.
  • Some movement in the treated muscles for 1-2 weeks.
  • Persistent “at rest” lines in the face, as Botox only softens the “movement lines.”
  • Some patients find that once wrinkles have been diminished in one area, the wrinkles in other areas of the face may become more bothersome. If you would like to consider treatment in another area, you may call our office for an appointment to discuss with your doctor.

Botox After Care

Call the Office

  • If you have a severe headache, fever, weakness, or other significant change in your health, seek emergency care and notify your office.
  • For any drooping of the eyelids (ptosis) or other unexpected side effects of treatment.

Next Steps

  • Allow 2 weeks to see full benefit, although many patients note some changes within a few days.
  • Return to clinic for a no-charge touch up, if movement at two weeks is greater than desired.
  • Consider retreating area with Botox in 3-6 months, or as movement returns in the treated area.