Frequently Asked Questions
botox cosmetic treatment
When will I see the results of Botox after injection?
One will start seeing results within 3-4 days, but the full effects of Botox can take up to 14 days.
How long does Botox last after injection?
Typically Botox can last up to 3-4 months. However, there are factors one needs to take into consideration. One contributing factor is how strong and active your facial expressions are. If you make strong animated facial expressions, you are more likely to develop deeper lines, creases and wrinkles. This can affect how quickly your Botox wears off.
Another point to take into consideration, is the amount that has been injected as this will play a role in the length Botox will last. For example, if there was a smaller amount of Botox injected then needed then it won’t last as long as 3-4 months.
What are the side effects of Botox?
With Botox injections there is minimal localized pain. There is always a risk of infection when puncturing the skin, especially if the client is immune compromised, however this is not very common. Other possible side effects with Botox injections are inflammation, tenderness, swelling, redness, minimal bleeding and bruising. Bleeding and bruising can be decreased by eliminating the use of anti inflammatory medications (Advil, ASA, Naproxen) and alcohol consumption 24 hours prior to injections.
Is Botox Painful?
Discomfort is often minimal and brief. Prior to the injection you may ask your injector to numb the area with a cold pack however is not necessary as the procedure lasts 10 minutes or less, most patients are out of the clinic without any downtime.
Will I be able to make facial expressions?
Yes, although significant muscle activity is decreased, you can still have facial expressions. With a good certified skilled injector you should not have the “frozen” look. SkinDiva uses a very conservative approach with these injections. Their philosophy is “ you can always add more, but you can’t take away.” Our goal is to produce a natural well rested and relaxed look.
What will happen if I choose NOT to continue Botox treatments?
Nothing will happen if you stop Botox treatments. As your Botox wears off you will see and feel more movement back into the areas that have been injected. Right before your Botox top-up is when you will feel the most movement in your face. You can stop receiving Botox injections any time. Your facial expressions creating lines and creases will just return to their normal state as they were prior to receiving Botox injections.
Am I too young for Botox?
The FDA has approved the use of Botox for cosmetic use on people ages 18-65. Younger patients receiving Botox are generally taking preventative measures to decrease the risk of static lines from occurring. Of the 5 million people in the US who have received Botox last year, almost 30% were under the age of 30.