What Happens After Botox is Injected?
After you are injected, you may leave the office with a few bumps. These bumps consist of the dysport or botox that was injected either under the skin or in the muscle. No need to worry as they will resolve within 10 minutes usually. You do not need to touch, rub them or do any facial exercises to help them resolve and we encourage you not to. Do not put on a hat, sunglasses or anything that might put pressure on the area injected for the rest of the day (usually at least 8 hours). Just give it time and they will slowly go away!
Once the bumps resolve, the only other thing to look for after botox injection is an a bruise. Injections with Botox and Dysport are procedures done on muscles and we can't see where the blood vessels are since skin is not transparent; no matter how much we try to avoid it, we may hit a blood vessel during injection, but there is nothing to be concerned about. The area around the eyes like the crows feet, is especially prone to bruising. The good thing is that bruises will all resolve within a few days.
Botox and Dysport Effects
It then becomes a waiting game as we wait for the botox or dysport to take effect. In most patients some effects of the dysport or botoxwill be seen within a few days. The muscles that were injected will begin to become weaker and the wrinkles will resolve and soften. Full effect of Botox may take up to two weeks or about one week for Dysport. It is important to wait a full two weeks before judging the results of your botox and Dysport injections.
How long does Dysport last? How long does Botox last?
The effects of botox will typically last 3-6 months. If you stay on a regular schedule, the muscles will remain in a weakened state so be sure to get injected regularly. Studies have shown the subsequent botox injections will tend to last even longer if you do not allow the effects to completely wear off between appointments. There are patients who the effects of Botox will be shorter than average or longer than the six months. There is no way to predict or change the results for patients.
Unfortunately, there are no tricks to prolonging the effects of Dysport or Botox. The best strategy is to return for injections when you see about 50% of the muscle action return which for most is 3 months. By keeping the muscles in a continually weakened state, the effects of the botox injections can be maximized.