What to Expect During Your First BOTOX® Treatment Session

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When it comes to cosmetic injectables, BOTOX is undeniably one of the most popular and widely used products today, with countless men and women across the country turning to BOTOX each year to smooth away wrinkles and restore a fresher, more youthful look they can feel confident about. At Elysium SurgiSpa in Chicago, IL, Dr. Singh and our experienced team of aesthetic injectors are proud to offer BOTOX wrinkle relaxers, along with a variety of other cosmetic injectables, to help patients look and feel their best with convenient treatment processes and lasting results. If you are thinking about BOTOX for the first time, the helpful information here may be useful for understanding what to expect during your appointment, how to prepare for BOTOX, when you'll begin to notice your results and more.

Is BOTOX right for me?

If you have never tried BOTOX, you may have questions about whether you are even a candidate for this popular wrinkle-relaxing treatment. Because each patient's situation, needs, and goals are unique, the best way to determine whether you may be a good candidate for BOTOX is to schedule a consultation with one of our knowledgeable providers. Generally speaking, BOTOX candidates should be in good overall health, have no allergies to BOTOX or its ingredients, and wish to minimize the appearance of dynamic lines and wrinkles (meaning those caused by muscle movements and facial expressions), such as:

  • Crow's feet
  • Glabellar lines ("11" lines)
  • Lines between the brow
  • Frown lines
  • Forehead lines

What happens during a BOTOX appointment?

At your first BOTOX appointment, one of our experienced team members will begin with a consultation and assessment to ensure you are considered a good candidate for treatment. We will also answer any questions you may have about BOTOX. In most cases, treatment can be administered on the same day. First, your skin will be cleansed to remove makeup, oil, and other debris. We will then ask you to make a series of facial expressions so that the target injection sites can be marked. Finally, with your face at rest, a fine-needled syringe will be used to precisely inject BOTOX into the muscles. Following your appointment, we may recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise. Additionally, patients are encouraged not to touch their face or put undue pressure on the treatment areas for up to 48 –72 hours to prevent the BOTOX from inadvertently spreading to unwanted areas.

How soon does BOTOX start working?

Many patients begin to notice their dynamic lines fading as soon as a few days after getting BOTOX injections, though it typically takes up to a week for the full effects of BOTOX to set in. On average, patients can expect their first round of BOTOX to last for about three months, with many patients reporting BOTOX results lasting slightly longer — up to four months — after several rounds of injections. Should you notice your wrinkles returning sooner than you'd like, a repeat round of BOTOX can be considered.

It's not too late — or even too early — to start thinking about BOTOX injections in Chicago, IL

Whether you already have prominent dynamic lines and you're finally ready to take the plunge with BOTOX, or you are as young as your 20s or 30s and simply want to get ahead of the aging process, it may be time to think about your first BOTOX appointment. For more information on where to start with BOTOX, call Elysium SurgiSpa to schedule your consultation with one of our aesthetic specialists under the direction of Dr. Singh today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.