Botox downtime

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on the downtime associated with your botox treatments.

Non surgical treatments such as botox have increased in popularity over the last several years due to the low downtime associated with the procedure. However there are still some risks associated with the botox injections that patients need to be aware of.

Of course, these are very small compared to surgical procedures, but nevertheless you need to be aware of them.

Immediately after the botox injection, there will be slight swelling where the needle has been placed. It’s where the fluid has built up. It is similar to a bee sting. This will last a maximum of 20 minutes. This needs to be planned for, so sometimes you can’t immediately go back to work or pick up the kids until this swelling has disappeared.

There is also a risk of bruising from the botox treatments. This is uncommon but can still occur. This is why we would not recommended any botox procedures before a big event such as a wedding or birthday.

There are also certain precautions you need to be aware of immediately after the botox procedure. You need to drink plenty of water for the next 24 hours post botox treatment and no exercise for the first 24 hours. Same again this needs to be planned in advance before you embark on the botox treatment.

In summary, there is very little downtime for botox compared to other procedures, but planning is still required post botox.

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