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How Long After Botox® Can You Get a Facial?

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Lines and wrinkles tend to appear long before we are prepared to see them. You can reduce those deepening expression lines with Botox®. This popular anti-wrinkle injectable works well with many other treatments, but you and your provider may need to schedule these procedures with a bit of space between them. 

What is Botox®? 

Botox® was the first botulinum toxin product approved by the FDA. It has been approved for medical and aesthetic uses, including the treatment of excess sweating, muscle spasms, and migraines. Botox® Cosmetic treats horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between the brows, and crow’s feet. Botox® reduces the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and at the same time, it keeps them from progressing. 

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How Does Botox® (Botulinum Toxin) Work?

Botox® was the first injectable treatment to use botulinum toxin. This neuromodulator works by temporarily paralyzing facial muscles. It interferes with your nerves’ ability to send signals to your facial muscles, allowing them to relax

Since dynamic wrinkles are caused by muscle contractions, stopping muscle movements with Botox® reduces these lines and wrinkles. Regular Botox® use keeps these muscles from contracting so your lines and wrinkles stay away. 

How Long After Botox® Can You Get a Facial?

If you want to plan Botox® and a facial, you might wonder how much time you should have between them. When injected, Botox® takes a few days to travel to and bind with the targeted nerves. Once in place, Botox® will not budge. However, if disturbed too much immediately after injection, Botox® could migrate and relax muscles in undesired locations. 

We recommend that you wait for a minimum of three to four days after Botox® before having a facial. Fortunately, if you want Botox® and a facial during the same appointment, you may be able to have the facial first followed by Botox®. Discuss any treatments you are considering during your consultation. 

Is There Any Downtime With Botox®?

You can return to work or other activities immediately after having Botox®. However, you should avoid lying down or rubbing your face for about four hours after treatment. This could potentially cause Botox® to spread out too much. Some people have minor swelling or sensitivity in the injection area that lasts a day or two. 

What Results Will I See With Botox®?

Botox® results usually take three to seven days to develop. People just starting their Botox® experience will see results that last three to four months. Those who have Botox® regularly may see results lasting as long as five or six months. 

Am I a Good Candidate for Botox®?

Most people make good candidates for Botox®. People can start Botox® whenever expression lines and wrinkles begin to bother them, or use it to prevent these signs of aging in the first place. You should not have Botox® if you are pregnant or have certain medical problems.  

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