How long before an event should I get BOTOX or fillers?
When a significant event looms on the horizon, it is only natural to start thinking about your appearance. Whether it’s a wedding, a graduation ceremony, or any other big gathering, you want to look your best. Such an event calls for more than your regular facial or daily skin routine. If having skin that is tight and youthful is a priority for you, you will want to schedule your BOTOX or dermal fillers appointment well in advance.
When is the right time to schedule a BOTOX or filler appointment?
It is typically recommended that you schedule your appointment at least 3-4 weeks prior to any important event. This is especially true for first-time patients who don’t know how their bodies will react to BOTOX. As results can take up to two weeks to fully settle in, leaving yourself a solid time cushion is a good idea.
There are also the issues of redness (which can take up to 14 days to fade), swelling, and bruising. Giving your face adequate time to heal and settle before a life event is paramount. Pictures last forever!
What can I expect after my BOTOX session?
If you are dealing with issues such as fine lines, forehead wrinkles, and crow’s feet, BOTOX or fillers are the best and quickest solutions. The procedure only lasts 15 minutes and is mostly pain-free. If you are sensitive to injections, however, it is a good idea to apply a topical numbing cream or ice before the injection.
It is also recommended that you avoid rubbing the treated area for 12 hours. While there may be some after-effects, such as redness, swelling, and bruising, there is no downtime. However, patients must avoid lying down, strenuous activity, and wearing make-up following the procedure.
The importance of follow-up
Another good reason for getting this procedure done far in advance is to ensure that you are satisfied with the results. While BOTOX and fillers are tried and true nonsurgical techniques, factors such as stress and metabolism can have an effect on the final outcome of the injections. It is for this very reason that patients are typically asked to return to the office after a period of two weeks for follow-up. If the patient feels unsatisfied with their results at this time, more injections can be administered. This is another reason why leaving a time cushion prior to your important event is so important.
What is the takeaway?
It goes without saying that BOTOX and fillers are amazing beauty treatments that give patients a fresh and rejuvenated look. With increased self-confidence, you can let loose and enjoy yourself at your important event instead of hiding from the camera the whole time. You can also expect to have compliments thrown your way by coworkers, family, and friends when they see your new look!