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What’s Botox Recovery Like?

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Botox is a great non-surgical method for reducing wrinkles and rejuvenating your skin. It’s touted as a ‘lunchtime’ procedure, meaning you can have Botox on your lunch break and immediately get back to work.

Let’s take a closer look at life after your Botox injections, and find out what the recovery period is really like.

How long does it take to recover from Botox?

Good news—Botox really can be done on your lunch break. That’s not just marketing hype.

Botox doesn’t even require anesthesia, although you may ask your doctor to use anesthesia if you desire.

Remember, Botox is simply an injection; it’s not an invasive surgical procedure, and the whole process takes less than an hour.

As for recovery, there’s really not much to talk about! After your treatment, you should avoid lying down for 4 hours, and also avoid rubbing your treated area for 12 hours. Doing so could cause the injection to migrate to other areas of the body.

And that’s it!

Is there any pain associated with Botox?

Botox injections commonly cause minor bruising, redness and swelling near the injection site, and possibly minor headaches. These side effects should disappear very quickly

Pain is very minor—just another reason to love Botox.

When should you seek medical attention after getting Botox?

Botox is very safe (even more so when performed by a trained doctor), but there’s still a chance for complications to arise.

You should seek help immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • Issues with your vision
  • Issues swallowing, breathing or speaking
  • Any allergic reactions
  • Muscle weakness in untreated areas

Again, these complications are rare.

Still on the fence about Botox?

Undergoing any cosmetic procedure—even one as safe and common as Botox—is a big decision. You have to choose a medical professional who’ll put your safety first.

A good doctor can make you look great with Botox. But a great doctor will do it safely, too.

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