Botox Cosmetic Recovery

Since this is a non-invasive procedure, you should require minimal downtime after your Botox Cosmetic injection(s). Most clients return to their daily routine immediately after leaving our office.

Following the injection(s), you should start to see results within the first 48 hours. The full effect of the procedure will be visible in 10-14 days.

What Are Common Side Effects of Botox?

Most patients have little “bee” stings in the area of injections for about 10 minutes. Then the swelling goes down and the welts go away on their own. You can also experience some pinpoint bruising. Others have described a heavy or headache feeling the day of being injected. This usually resolves within 24-48 hours.

Other side effects found in clinical studies include: 

  • Three percent of patients experienced eyelid drooping in the frown lines studies
  • One percent of patients experienced eyelid swelling in the crow’s feet studies
  • One percent of patients experienced brow drooping in the forehead lines studies 

Other possible side effects include:

  • Allergic reactions
  • Blurred vision
  • Decreased eyesight
  • Discomfort or pain at the injection site
  • Double vision
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry mouth
  • Headache
  • Neck pain
  • Tiredness

How Long Does Botox Cosmetic Last?

Since Botox can be metabolized by the body (broken down), results typically last up to four months. To keep the appearance of severe lines and wrinkles at bay, it’s recommended to have Botox Cosmetic injected three to four times per year.

Is Botox Cosmetic Only for Women?

Not at all! Many men make Botox Cosmetic part of what they do to care for their appearance.

The number of men choosing treatments like Botox Cosmetic has risen fast – in the past three years alone, men have received over one million botulinum toxin treatments. 

When surveyed, the majority of men say they want to look good and they’re bothered by the changes they see in the mirror. 80% would choose to treat their crow’s feet first, while 74% would prioritize their forehead lines, and 60% would most like to treat their frown lines.