During/After Botox® or Dysport® Injections
Botox® injections are not a “one size fits all” technique. Dr. Steele and his team will take the time to assess your individual anatomy and goals in order to customize a plan that is right for you. They use the latest, advanced injection techniques to create a youthful, relaxed appearance that avoids an unnatural, frozen expression.
During your first injection with Dr. Steele or Jennifer, they will explain that it is better to use too little Botox® Cosmetic rather than too much if there is any question about how much to inject. This avoids complications such as an eyebrow that drops, a droopy eyelid, or frozen expression. After 10-14 days, she will revisit with you to see if any “touch up” injections are needed for optimal improvement.
Immediately after your injection, you may notice some slight swelling that will resolve very quickly. There is some occasional bruising associated with injections as well. Ice packs can be helpful during the first 24 hours. You should avoid lying down right after an injection and avoid strenuous activity for the remainder of the day.
Time to see results from Botox® varies somewhat between patients but is usually between three and seven days. Dysport®, a similar neurotoxin works even faster, for those patients who want to see their results more quickly. By 10-14 days, you should notice full effect and can decide whether a touch up appointment is needed. Botox® will last around three to four months in most patients.