Although BOTOX® is the most popular cosmetic treatment in the world, people still have a lot of questions when it comes to specifics about the injectable. At Skin Care & Laser Physicians of Beverly Hills, BOTOX® Cosmetic prompts patients to ask a lot about time: How long will the session last? When will I first see results? How long will I enjoy a line-free forehead?
As an investigator in the U.S. FDA clinical trials for treating crow’s feet with BOTOX®, Dr. Derek Jones has spent significant time of his own with the injectable. While every patient is different, he works to answer questions about duration and more, so that women and men considering the treatment are equipped with as much knowledge as possible.
First, the procedure: While there will be a consultation and paperwork to consider—both of which will take time—the injections themselves take only about 15 minutes to administer. That’s not even the length of a typical sitcom.
Common side effects include injection-related redness and minor swelling, both of which typically resolve after just a few hours.
BOTOX® begins working right away to inhibit muscle contractions, but patients can expect to wait about three days before they actually see the results of their treatment start to appear.
Once the muscle activity significantly slows and the most ideal results are achieved, patients can expect to enjoy the effects for up to four months.
Many people find that they look 10 years younger after a BOTOX® session with an experienced injector like Dr. Jones.
Dr. Derek Jones is a renowned Los Angeles and Beverly Hills area dermatologist practicing in cosmetic and general dermatology.