Botulinum Toxin (Botox) is a popular injectable that temporarily reduces or eliminates facial fine lines and wrinkles. The most commonly treated areas are frown lines, forehead creases, crows feet near the eyes. Commonly known types of botulinum toxin type A injections include: Botox®, Dysport®, Xeomin® and Jeuveau®.
There is no downtime or recovery time for botulinum toxin injections. You may resume normal activities immediately.
One note of caution: Don’t rub or massage the treated areas after the wrinkle treatment because it can cause the botulinum toxin to migrate to another area of your face. If this happens, you could have temporary facial weakness or drooping. No excess alcohol consumption or vigorous exercise within the first 24 hours.
On average, the effects of Botox last about three to four months. Retreatment is recommended at this time. Eventually, however, your muscles may train themselves to contract less. As a result, treatments can be spaced out over longer periods of time. Your healthcare provider can let you know how often you should get Botox based on your unique needs.