Try to exercise your treated muscles for 2-3 hours after treatment (e.g. practice frowning, raising your eyebrows or squinting). This helps to work BOTOX® into your muscles. Although this is thought to help, it will NOT impact your treatment negatively if you forget to do this.
Do NOT rub or massage the treated areas for 24 hours after your treatment.
Do NOT apply make-up for 4 hours after your treatment.
Do NOT lie down or do strenuous exercise for 6 hours after treatment. Feel free to shower and go about most other regular daily activities.
Be assured that any tiny bumps or marks will go away within a few hours after your treatment.
Results of your treatment may take up to 7 – 14 days to take full effect.
Remember to come for your follow-up appointment 2 weeks after treatment.
We strive to fully satisfy our patients with each treatment. If you have any questions about your treatment, then please do not hesitate to contact us. We will arrange for a follow-up assessment.
The results of your BOTOX® treatment are not permanent. The effect generally lasts for 3 to 4 months. If you maintain regular treatments (with the frequency recommended by your practitioner) the duration of each treatment result may last longer than 4 months. This is because the muscles become smaller due to “not exercising” and also in some instances due to loss of habit.
Initially, we see our patients between the 3rd month (12 weeks) and 4th month (16 weeks) time period. The best clinical results can be achieved for you during this period. If you allow BOTOX® to wear of completely, it is difficult for the doctor to see how your individual muscles reacted and therefore optimal results for YOUR face can be more difficult to achieve.
BOTOX® requires a special technique in order to customize the injections to your individual muscular structure. Thus, it is important that your – doctor sees you before your muscles resume the full range of motion (and cause wrinkling again). Your doctor needs to see you at the point when some muscle activity resumes, but before the effects of BOTOX® fully wears off. It is only at this point that the doctor can customise the treatment to give you the best effect for your face.