> How often should I get Botox?
The effects of a Botox injection are temporary, and the treatment sites may return to its former state completely within three to five months. It is possible that after repeat injections, the treatment will wear off sooner, especially if your body develops antibodies to the botulinum toxin.
> What happens if I miss a dose?
Since botulinum toxin has a temporary effect and is given at widely spaced intervals, missing a dose has minimal negative effects.
> How long does it take to recover from Botox treatment?
Botox treatments involve very little to no downtime.
However, it is not advised to engage in intense exercise for at least 6 hours after a treatment. You are also not advised to lie down or take Ibuprofen, or any other blood-thinning medications, which could increase bruising at the injection site.
> Who should not use Botox?
You should not use it if you have an infection in the area where the medicine will be injected.
It is not known whether Botox is harmful to an unborn baby. Please tell our doctors if you are pregnant, or plan to become pregnant during your consultation.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while using this medicine. Please ask our doctors if you have any concerns.
> What are the possible side effects?
Botox is considered relatively safe when performed by an experienced doctor. The most common side effects and complications include:
- Pain, swelling, or bruising at the injection site
- Headache or flu-like symptoms
- Droopy eyelid or cockeyed eyebrows
- Crooked smile or drooling
- Eye dryness or excessive tearing
The botulinum toxin contained in Botox can spread to other areas of the body beyond the site of injection. This can cause serious life-threatening side effects, but this is extremely rare.
Call your doctor at once if you have vision problems, severe eye irritation, severe muscle weakness, hives, or itching, loss of bladder control, or trouble breathing, talking, or swallowing.
> What other drugs will affect Botox?
Tell your doctor about all of your medications, especially:
- Muscle relaxants
- Cold or allergy medicine
- Sleeping aids
- An injectable antibiotic
- Blood thinners, such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven, Eliquis, Pradaxa, Xaralto )
Also tell your doctor if you’ve had any type of Botox injection within the past four months.
> What does it cost to get Botox treatment?
It costs around $10 to $15 per unit, and each treatment site requires different number of units. During your consultation, our healthcare providers will present to you a personalized treatment that can be customized to fit your preferences and budget.