A routine Botox injection appointment is fast and only takes 15 minutes or so. It can be quickly performed by our dermatology doctors right here in NYC — even on your lunch hour!
Smoothing results can be seen within 3 to 5 days after Botox treatment, with maximum results appearing after 2 weeks. First-time Botox users might need to wait longer than regular users to see great results.
Botox results last for about four months, with most users reporting their results lasting 3 to 4 months. For the best results, you should receive regular Botox injections about 3 to 4 times per year to maintain the effects, but the frequency of treatment can vary from person to person depending on your age, skin type, nerve signals to your body, and desired appearance.
Our patients report that the procedure is nearly painless, but numbing cream can be applied to the injection sites in special cases.
Swelling and small red dots or bumps may be present from the injector immediately after treatment, but these should go away completely within a couple of hours of treatment. Try not to touch or rub the injection sites so that the Botox is not disturbed and does not spread to other areas of the face. To prevent spread, it is also recommended to avoid exercise for 24 hours after your treatment and to keep your head elevated at night for the first few days for best results.
There are very few side effects and there is essentially no recovery time for Botox injections, so you should be able to otherwise go about your regular routine right away.