Dr. Stephen Weber is a Facial Plastic Surgeon operating in Denver who performs BOTOX treatments regularly. Dr. Weber is also National Physician Trainer for Allergan, the company that created BOTOX, Juvederm, Voluma and Kybella among other products. Here you will find answers to many of your questions regarding the BOTOX procedure.
Can you have BOTOX injected in several places at the same time?
Absolutely. BOTOX is often used on several different parts of the face and neck with no ill effects.
What results can I expect, and when will I see them?
You should expect reduced wrinkles and lines in your face, resulting in a more youthful look. The effects of BOTOX treatment take three to five days to appear and last up to three to four months depending upon the amount of BOTOX injected and the patient’s muscle strength.
If I want to “prep” my face for a particular event, how far out should I get the BOTOX treatment?
We suggest receiving BOTOX injections at least two weeks in advance of a particular event in order to allow for the maximum effect of BOTOX to take place.
How should I prepare for the procedure?
We will help you prepare. Dr. Weber will go over the details of the procedure with you, such as the number of units to be injected. His patient care coordinators will discuss the cost of your individualized BOTOX treatment. We don’t believe in surprises. We want you to be educated. You should avoid blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin and ibuprofen, and supplements such as fish oil for two weeks prior to your injections. If you require daily Aspirin treatments due to a medical condition, this does not necessarily eliminate BOTOX as an option for you, but Dr. Weber will need to discuss the increased risk of bruising that these medications create.
What happens the day of the procedure?
It won’t be all that different from any other day. You will see Dr. Weber, he will administer the injections, and then you will be on your way. Think of it like any other trip to see the doctor.
How long does the treatment take?
The process shouldn’t take any more than 10 minutes. Of course, if you are new to BOTOX, your first consultation appointment will require additional time to ensure that you are a good candidate for the treatment and that all of your questions have been answered.
What’s the recovery time?
You should be able to resume your normal activities immediately after your treatment.
How many times should I get BOTOX after my first treatment?
As soon as wrinkles begin to return, you can receive BOTOX again. There is no strict limit to how many treatments you can receive.
What happens if I discontinue BOTOX use after the first treatment? Will my wrinkles look worse than before I started treatment?
Absolutely not. Your wrinkles should return to their original appearance once the BOTOX wears off. Discontinuation of BOTOX will not worsen the wrinkles.
How safe is BOTOX?
BOTOX is extremely safe when performed by an experienced physician.
Does BOTOX treatment hurt?
No. BOTOX itself causes no pain. A needle is used to insert the BOTOX, and we can use a topical numbing cream to lessen the pain of the needle. The vast majority of our patients tolerate the treatments without requiring any numbing cream.
Will BOTOX treatment make me look like I’ve had work done?
When treated by someone who is licensed, trained, and has medical expertise in facial anatomy, you will not lose the ability to show expression. Nor should you experience “Spock” eyebrows are any other unusual facial changes.
What if I’m unhappy with the results of my BOTOX treatment?
We don’t anticipate that you will be dissatisfied with the results. We will work with you beforehand, however, to ensure that you will be happy with the treatment. However, in most cases, the results of BOTOX can be improved with additional targeted injections. We always advise new clients to return in the first one to two weeks if they have any concerns about their results.