How long does BOTOX© therapy take?
The vast majority of patients say BOTOX© therapy is easy to endure, and it only takes about 20 to 30 minutes. Your TMJ therapy may add another 15 to 20 minutes to that time. It will be administered in our clinic, which offers a relaxed setting more like a spa. It is one of the few therapies that allows patients to choose anywhere in the clinic to sit comfortably.
Does BOTOX© treatment hurt?
Most patients find BOTOX© treatments easy to handle. Some compare it to the feeling of blood being drawn. More sensitive patients sometimes use cold packs or anesthetic creams before treatment to minimize discomfort.
At Serenity, we’ve performed treatments of thousands of patients. We have never seen tears of pain, crying, or heard complaints about BOTOX© therapy treatments. Most people are smiling as the doctor performs the injections, which are given through very thin acupuncture-like syringes to minimize pain and discomfort.
When your treatment is completed you can go about your daily life. Head to the gym, go back to work, or head home and relax.
How long does it take for BOTOX© to work?
It usually takes less than 48 hours for results to appear, but it could take as long as a week. We recommend you schedule another appointment in one week to address any areas in need of a touch-up.
Can I go to work after getting BOTOX© treatment?
Most people can return to work within an hour after treatment. However, you should avoid wearing any hats, headbands, or safety glasses that could be required for some professions. Some patients experience a little redness and/or minor bruising and swelling. If you work in the beauty industry, you should avoid using makeup for 24 hours, and should also avoid any other aesthetic therapies (like hair transplants) for one week.
Are there any side effects from BOTOX© treatment that I should worry about?
For a full list of potential side effects, please visit the Allergen website and take a look at the BOTOX© brochure, which explains the drug in great detail.