Can Botulinum Toxin be Combined with Other Cosmetic Procedures?

Yes, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport can be combined with other cosmetic procedures, such as facelift or eyelid surgery, for an improved appearance.


How Long Does Treatment Take?

Treatment usually takes 10 minutes to be administered.


Is Treatment Painful?

Most patients say the injection feels like a pinch to the skin. If you are concerned about discomfort, a topical numbing cream can be applied before administering your treatment.


Is There any Down Time After Treatment?

Most patients tolerate treatment very well and return to their normal activities or work immediately after treatment. You should, though, refrain from any strenuous activity or exercise for the rest of the day.


Is There Any Swelling After Treatment?

There is usually minimal swelling after treatment. Swelling usually resides within 2 hours of treatment. You may apply an ice pack to the area treated to reduce any local swelling.


How Soon Will You Start to See the Effects of Treatment?

You will start to notice the effects of treatment within 1 to 3 days after treatment. Full effect may take 2 weeks to be seen.


How Long Do Results Last?

Treatments usually last up to 3 to 4 months.


How Long Should You Wait Between Treatments?

It is recommended that you wait at least 90 days before you have another Botulinum Toxin treatment.


Are There Side Effects to Treatment?

Common but temporary side effects can include slight pain, numbness, and headaches.  More moderate side effects include droopy eyelids, sore throat, and muscle spasms. On rare occasions, botulinum toxicity may be seen. Signs of this serious side effect include breathing, speaking, and swallowing difficulties.  


Is Botulinum Toxin Treatment Safe?

Botulinum Toxin treatment is safe for qualified candidates. Please alert Dr. Pero if you have any medical conditions, especially any affecting the nervous systems or muscles.