Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog looks at what happens exactly after the initial botox injections.
Immediately after administering botox, you may experience some redness and swelling at the injection point. The swelling is normally caused by the botox fluid build up and takes on average around 30 minutes to disappear, and the same applies to the redness.
The other reason why you may have a swelling is if the botox injection has hit a blood vessel. In this case the swelling will take a lot longer to go down. In this instant, your botox practitioner should compress the area and advise you to press some ice in that area when you get home. You amy be able to reduce the effects of the bruising by either applying arnica cream or taking some arnica tablets.
You will be give some advice about what to do and not do after the botox treatment. The main advice would be to avoid any exercise or pressure to the areas injected for the next 24 hours.
In the next few days you will begin to feel the skin tightening around the areas that the botox was injected in.
Between 5 and 10 days the results of the botox would have kicked in and you will now see your lines and wrinkles either disappear or reduce considerably when carrying out facial expressions. Each person is different and the time taken to see the full results will vary.
Normally after 2 weeks you will see your botox practitioner for a review appointment and at that stage if you require any botox top ups, you will be given these. In my experience the top takes effects within the week.
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