Soften your expression lines with Botox for a more fresh-faced look.

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What you should know

What Is the Typical Botox Treatment Timeline?

Duration: 30 minutes
Downtime: 1 day
Frequency: Every 3-4 months
Treatment Plan: Every 3-4 months + optional touch-ups
Medical Wait Time: 2 weeks

What Are the Benefits of Botox?

Botox reduces the appearance of moderate to severe forehead lines, crow’s feet lines, frown lines, and square jaw for 3 – 4 months. It is a safe procedure that can be used alongside other facial treatments to restore a more youthful look. It is also popular for preventing wrinkles, square jaw, and TMJ.

How Does It Work?

Using a purified protein complex derived from the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum type A, Botox temporarily blocks the release of acetylcholine at the nerve endings, preventing the contraction of muscles. The muscles become relaxed, and it reduces the appearance of wrinkles in the treated areas. Treating the masseter muscles results in a slimming effect.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Healthy adults 18+ who:

  • Have moderate to severe facial wrinkles.
  • Have wrinkles in treatable areas including: around or between the eyes, on the forehead, or around the nose.
  • Desire a slimmer jaw.
  • Experience pain from TMJ.

What Can I Expect?

The practitioner will work with the member on a full facial assessment. At this time, the areas and goals of treatment will be determined. The non-injection and injection sites will be identified. The application has been described as a small pinching sensation.

After the procedure, members may experience redness, swelling, feeling of “heaviness” or headache. Typically, there is no recovery time, however it is recommended to stay in a vertical position for 4 hours following the injections and to avoid working out or consuming alcohol for 24 hours.

Members will begin to see the Botox effects of muscle relaxation within several days. It will take up to 2 weeks after treatment for the full and best results and will last on average of 3-4 months.

It is recommended to schedule regular appointments to ensure long term results.


What you should know


Useful information


30 minutes


Every 3-4 months + optional touch-ups

How to Prepare?

Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment Care Instructions

Pre-Treatment Care

Avoid the use of medication that may increase your risk of bleeding/bruising.

No alcoholic beverages 24 hours before (or after) your treatment to avoid extra bruising.

Do not apply products that are potentially irritating for 2-3 days before and after treatment (examples: tretinoin/retin-a, glycolic acid, benzoyl peroxide, hydroquinone).

Inform your provider if you are or may be pregnant or breastfeeding or allergic to previous Botox, Myobloc, Dysport or Xeomin ingredients.

Inform your provider if you have a history of neurologic disorder such as Myasthenia Gravis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Inform your provider if you have a history of keloidal scarring.

Arrive with a clean face. Please do not wear makeup.

Post-Treatment Care

It is best to try to exercise your treated muscles for 1-2 hours after treatment.

Stay in a vertical position for 4 hours following injection – do not rest your head or lie down; sit upright.

There may be moderate swelling and redness with the possibility of bruising.

Ice for 15 minutes to injection sites but avoid firm pressure. You can repeat this 3 times the day of treatment. Please protect your skin with a soft cloth or towel with ice treatment.

You may take Acetaminophen (Tylenol) if you experience any mild tenderness/discomfort.

Do not use Aspirin or NSAIDS (ibuprofen) after Botox injection.

Do not press/massage treated areas after treatment.

Avoid extended UV or sun exposure until any redness/swelling has subsided. Apply SPF sunscreen without putting pressure to injection sites.

Avoid strenuous activity or exercise for 24 hours after the procedure to reduce bruising and leakage of Botox into surrounding tissue. You may resume other normal activities/routines immediately.

Avoid facial treatments for a minimum of 2 weeks (or as directed by your provider) after injection.


Possible side effects

These are the most common side effects that patients usually experience after undergoing the treatment:

You may experience a mild amount of tenderness or stinging during and following injection.

Redness and swelling are normal and expected. Some bruising may also be visible.

You may gently wash your face and apply your routine facial moisturizer after the procedure. Remember to not apply pressure to the injection site.


Possible side effects


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