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What to Expect Before and After Botox Q&A

What to Expect Before and After Botox Q&A

Botox is a rapid, effective, long-lasting, non-surgical alternative to cosmetic surgery for those who want to repair minor flaws or maintain their skin and faces looking healthy and refreshed while remaining natural. Botox may be right for you if you want to decrease the appearance of wrinkles, laugh lines, crow’s feet, or sunken areas, or if you just want to seem more refreshed while keeping it very natural. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1 Sears Dr Suite 406, Paramus, NJ 07652.

What to Expect Before and After Botox? | Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care in Paramus NJ
What to Expect Before and After Botox? | Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care in Paramus NJ

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How long does it take to look normal after Botox?
What should you not do before and after Botox?
What will I look like immediately after Botox?

How long does it take to look normal after Botox?


Your facial wrinkles can be smoothed out with Botox to give you a more youthful appearance. There are also a number of potential negative effects associated with Botox, some of which are more prevalent than others. Although some adverse effects last only a few days or weeks, others last for longer periods of time.

There are many factors that can affect the duration of side effects, including your medical condition and how your body deals with them. These are just a handful of the more common Botox side effects reported in research trials, most of which are mild.

Injection sites are most commonly affected by Botox and filler reactions. It is possible for Botox injections to cause mild pain, edema, and bruising, and even the smallest needle can cause swelling or bruising. The bruising is caused by a ruptured blood vessel bleeding into the surrounding area.

It is typical for bruises to last between two and three days, but they can sometimes last up to a week. A doctor should always be consulted about your specific situation if you want to prevent or reduce bruising. Typically, you will look “normal” within a couple of days and the effects of the Botox treatment will gradually begin to reveal themselves.

What should you not do before and after Botox?


If you have a history of cold sores, inform your injector about it about 1 week before Botox. If necessary, you may be prescribed an antiviral medication to prevent a breakout caused by injectables. Avoid blood thinners, including NSAIDs (including Advil, aspirin, and Aleve), for 3-5 days before treatment. It is possible to experience bruising and swelling after your Botox treatment if you take blood thinning medications. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as Tylenol are better to take. To further reduce your risk of bruising, avoid alcohol for a few days before your Botox injections.

In the days following a Botox treatment, you should avoid touching the injection site and the treatment area. If you rub your face and apply pressure to the injection sites, Botox can migrate to other areas of your face, resulting in droopy eyes or unexpected swelling. It is important that you avoid leaning over, bending over, or lying down for several hours after your Botox treatment.

A minimum of four hours must pass after Botox injections before you can exercise. It is usually advisable to wait 24 hours before working out or engaging in strenuous activity. Blood thinners and alcohol should continue to be avoided for 24 hours after Botox treatment.

What will I look like immediately after Botox?


Although Botox injections do not work immediately, you can expect to see positive results shortly after treatment. After only 3–4 days, most patients notice a significant improvement in their skin’s appearance. A patient can expect to see the full effects of Botox within 14 days of receiving the injection. To see great results from Botox, first-time users may need to wait longer than regular users.

Your skin will change immediately after Botox injections, even though you won’t see the full results for several weeks.

In addition to being FDA-approved, Botox has few reported side effects and little recovery time. The injection site may be swollen immediately following Botox treatment, and you may notice small red dots or bumps. Within a couple of hours of treatment, these should disappear entirely.

It is important not to touch or rub the injection sites so that Botox does not spread to other areas of the face. You should also refrain from exercise for 24 hours after your treatment and keep your head elevated at night for the first few days to prevent spread.

The outcomes of Botox treatments are spectacular. Botox is available at  Elysium Aesthetics and Vein Care to help you attain smoother, younger-looking skin. For more information, contact us or schedule an appointment online. We are conveniently located at 1 Sears Dr Suite 406, Paramus, NJ 07652. We serve clients from Paramus NJ, Westwood NJ, Bergenfield NJ, Ridgewood NJ, Fair Lawn NJ, Hackensack NJ, and surrounding areas.

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