How Much Botox and Filler Downtime Will I Need?
Are you thinking about getting Botox before an upcoming job interview or big networking event? Today there are a variety of FDA-approved injectables that restore volume and minimize wrinkles. Each filler has unique properties, and each face has unique needs to be addressed, but they all have one thing in common: minimal Botox and filler downtime after treatment. Imagine looking rested and rejuvenated in just a few days time — making Botox and fillers an exceptional treatment to receive before an important day when you need to look your best!
When Will I See The Results of Fillers and Botox?
Fillers (like Juvederm and Restylane) are a great way to plump up volume in your face with a touch of naturally occurring hyaluronic acid in all the right places. So you can erase eye bags, fill out cheeks and soften lines around the nose to look more refreshed. Every filler treatment is a little bit different, so results vary. You should notice immediate results following your filler treatment, followed by temporary swelling for only a day or two. The final results settle in over the next few days. After about a week and a half, the treatment fully settles, and any bruising or site swelling will have entirely subsided. If you are preparing for a big presentation, wedding or social event, plan your filler treatment two weeks in advance for best results.
Botulinum toxin (like Botox and Dysport) can work wonders at hiding fine lines and wrinkles. Botox generally takes a full two weeks to see the effects. Botox has to be taken up by the cells and then literally work its way into the system and weaken those muscles that cause the frown lines in your forehead or crows feet around your eyes. Plan your treatment several weeks in advance to make sure you look your best for an upcoming event.
What are the common side effects of Botox and Fillers?
Common effects from fillers include swelling, redness, bruising, or tenderness around the injection site. These side effects will resolve after a few days to a week. Some people experience these side effects, while others may not see any bruising or redness at all. It’s best to set aside a full week for recovery before attending any big event after filler. That way when you’re shaking hands and handing out business cards you can look your best.
With Botox, however, because it is a neurotoxin, one is typically fine to attend social engagements the same day. (Botox is often referred to as a lunchtime treatment!) Side effects are usually limited to 30 minutes of minimal temporary swelling at the sites of injection; otherwise, there may not be any sign you just had Botox. In most cases, our patients return to work immediately after the injections.
It’s important to note that most side effects can be avoided if your doctor uses proper injection techniques — and if you follow post-injection instructions. You can be back at work without noticeable adverse side effects almost immediately. At Tannan Plastic Surgery, your injections will be performed by Dr. Tannan, not a nurse, nor an aesthetician, ensuring the best, most professional care for your face. Dr. Tannan is a qualified female cosmetic surgeon who has extensive experience in delivering these types of injections.
How To Prepare to Ensure the Shortest Botox and Filler Downtime
Blood thinners, and Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like Mobic or Motrin, lead to bruising, which means your tiny injection site could bruise if you are on any of these medications. To ensure a quick turnaround time, if it’s ok with your doctor, avoid taking any blood thinners before and immediately after treatment. Also, chat with Dr. Tannan about your current medications before your treatment, and she can advise you how on how to achieve the safest and quickest possible recovery.
- St John’s Wort
- Vitamin E
- Fish Oil/Omega-3 fatty acids
- Gingko Biloba
What To Do After Your Injections to Achieve the Shortest Amount of Botox and Filler Downtime
- It’s crucial to remain upright and awake for four hours after the treatment.
- Avoid inadvertently pressing or rubbing the treatment area for at least 12 hours.
- Refrain from exercising for the remainder of the day after treatment.
- Avoid other treatments such as facials, massage or chemical peels for at least 24 hours.
- Limit your sun and heat exposure until any swelling and redness fully subside.
- Ask your doctor first, but you may be able to address any swelling after fillers by gently applying a cold compress to the treated area for five minutes every hour or two.
- Keep Calm and Smile On. Remember total results may take 3-14 days to kick in.
One of the benefits to Botox and fillers is their quick turnaround time. Whether you are presenting at a board meeting, giving a talk at a conference, or simply wanting to maintain a youthful appearance, you can achieve the desired treatment results with minimal Botox and filler downtime. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t have to clear your calendar after a filler or Botox procedure. Most patients return to their normal daily routine immediately after treatment.
Schedule a Botox or filler consultation today and look your best for that upcoming event!