Your Questions, Answered
Frequently asked questions
- If you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive, avoid these products–they have not been studied in these populations.
- If you have any allergy to the product ingredients, including lidocaine, or an active infection at the injection site, avoid these procedures.
- Those with neuromuscular disorders should avoid Botox.
- Those who want fillers need to avoid dental work and vaccinations 2 weeks before and after.
There is little to no downtime with Botox. It’s recommended to stay upright for 4 hours post procedure, avoid hats and headbands day-of, and avoid exercise for 24hrs while the product sets. There may be slight bruising at the injection site, which often resolves in a few days. Avoid facials and laser treatments for 2 weeks.
There is minimal downtime with Fillers. Most commonly there’s slight bruising, swelling, and/or tenderness at the injection site for the first few days. It’s recommended to avoid exercise and prolonged pressure/stomach or side-sleeping 24hrs while the product initially sets. Avoid facials and laser treatments for 2 weeks.
Immediately! However, the product may take 3-4 weeks to fully settle.
Some may see results in as little as a few days, but full results can take up to 2 weeks for the desired relaxation effect.
Below you will find the typical range for Botox units based on affected area:
Forehead: 10-20 units
Brow line: 15-30 units
Crow’s feet: 15-25 units
*These numbers are common ranges, but depend on age, gender (men often need more), lifestyle, wrinkle characteristics, and skin type. No patient or facial anatomy are the same; accurate numbers will be personalized to you at time of consult.