Recovery from Botox and Dermal Fillers
The fast recovery from Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers is the best feature of the treatment – It is truly a “lunch hour” procedure, since you can immediately return to your work routine.
Still, it’s important to keep in mind that Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers are both procedures best left to experienced practitioners.
How long is recovery from Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers?The length of time and other factors needed for recovery from Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers varies from person to person. Most people recover within about one day.
Age and genetics both play a factor. Keep in mind that blood vessels become more fragile with age, and clotting can be somewhat less robust.
After a Botulinum toxin injection, there is a “mosquito bite” feeling that can last about an hour. You should avoid rubbing the injected area for at least twenty-four hours.
Avoid or reduce bruisingAlthough bruising is a common side effect after an injection of Botulinum toxin or dermal filler, you can reduce or avoid it simply by applying ice.
By using ice immediately after a procedure, you can usually reduce bruising and swelling
To reduce bruising, you should avoid aspirin and other blood-thinner medications and NSAID medications such as Advil, Motrin, Alleve, alcohol and others.
Botulinum toxin generally causes less bruising than dermal fillers. Keep in mind that Botulinum toxin and dermal fillers both require multiple injections for even distributions.
Avoid medication migrationTo stop injected medications from moving into areas beyond those specifically chosen by the practitioner, it’s best to avoid massaging, rubbing, or pressing on the injection site for at least 24 hours.
Also, you should keep your head up (elevated) for at least four hours after the procedure.
Although recovery usually takes only about a day, still, don’t be surprised if redness, bruising or swelling are present. It usually takes between three to ten days to see full results.
Within a couple of weeks, you should schedule a follow up appointment with us to review the progress to Look and feel your best
Expert treatments with Botulinum toxin and dermal fillersMountain View Dermatology & Aesthetics is led by Dr. Marc Epstein and Dr. Andrew Epstein, are very experienced clinicians in Botulinum toxin and dermal filler treatments.. With more than 25 years of experience, we can help you regain youthful-appearing skin.
If you’d like to have beautiful skin, just call us!