How are they performed?
Botulinum toxin injections can be completed on the same day as the initial consultation. Once you and your injector have decided on an appropriate treatment, he or she will prepare you and the medication for the procedure. The injection site will be cleansed. The needles used are very short and thin, causing minimal pain.
Depending on your specific concerns and condition, a number of injections will be needed to achieve the desired result. Short lasting swelling, and minimal redness and bleeding will possibly occur as a result of your procedure. Once the neurotoxin has been injected, it will take up to 2 weeks to reach the full effect and a follow-up visit is often scheduled if desired.
After the injections you can return to your regular activities immediately; however, strenuous activity is discouraged for the remainder of the day. Redness and swelling that occur at the time of injection usually resolve quickly. Any bruising that might occur will usually resolve over a week or two.