What To Expect During Your First BOTOX® Treatment

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When people come to us for wrinkle smoother injections, like BOTOX® or Nuceiva™, at our Burlington practice, they usually express some uncertainty as to what the experience will be like. If you have the same concerns, you’ll be happy to know that appointments are typically fairly short, simple, and comfortable. Our goal is to help you look and feel your best through a convenient, positive, and rewarding visit.

Here is a quick look at what you can expect during your first BOTOX appointment.

What Can I Expect at My BOTOX Consultation?

The first step is meeting with Dr. Otto Weiglein, our chief plastic surgeon, and one of our skilled and experienced injectors, Chantal, Becky or Emilie! This initial discussion allows us to fully understand your goals and make sure you’re a good candidate for the treatment. Discussion topics we’ll cover may include:

  • Your concerns and desired results. We’ll go over the areas you’re looking to treat and discuss how BOTOX or Nuceiva may be able to help.
  • Whether you’re a candidate. We’ll review your medical history, current health status, and expectations to make sure you’re a great fit.
  • Other treatment options. At this time we can also discuss adjunct treatments, such as dermal fillers, that may more effectively help you reach your aesthetic goals. We’ll create a treatment plan together and set recommended timelines.
  • Pricing considerations. We’ll detail any costs according to your personal treatment plan.

You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your injector any questions of your own. Feel free to ask about anything making you feel uncertain. We want you to feel safe and enthusiastic as we move forward with your treatment.

What Happens During a BOTOX Injection Procedure?

Once we’re ready to start the treatment, we’ll begin by cleansing the targeted areas. We’ll administer the product with a short series of quick injections, which patients often say feel like a tiny pinch. The total treatment time is usually just 10 to 15 minutes. You can learn more about injection treatments from The Aesthetic Society.

Rather than inject the product into the wrinkles themselves, we’ll inject it into nearby muscles to strategically relax them. Our injectors have many years of experience and will artfully treat only specific areas so as not to unnecessarily “freeze” your expressions. You can see one of our patient’s results in this Instagram post:

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How Long Is the Recovery After BOTOX?

One of the biggest advantages of this treatment is its lack of recovery time. Though you’ll need to avoid vigorous exercise and pressure on the treatment area for the rest of the day, you’ll be free to return to work and most daily activities right away. Because it requires little recovery time, BOTOX is an ideal option for refreshing your look for a special holiday party or big event, as we discuss in a related blog post.

You may experience some very minor swelling or bruising around your injection sites for a couple of days. BOTOX takes effect gradually, so you’ll likely notice smoother skin and reduced wrinkles after about 10 to 14 days.

Does BOTOX Require Maintenance?

BOTOX typically lasts about 3 to 4 months. Most patients visit us 3 or 4 times a year to refresh their results with touch-up treatments.

To see examples of the kind of results you can expect, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.

If you would like to learn more about wrinkle smoother treatments with BOTOX, we would love to hear from you! Our BOTOX patients from Hamilton, Grimsby, and beyond come to us in Burlington, Ontario, for their medispa treatments because they trust our expertise and experience. Give us a call (905) 631-6288 or request a consultation and we will schedule you in!

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