If you want to make sure your Botox looks perfect for a special event, such as a birthday, meeting or wedding, it's best to plan ahead. Neurotoxin injections are a rapid, non-surgical process and are relatively painless. Bruises can last up to 14 days in some cases, so it's best to have your first treatment at least 5 weeks in advance. This will give you enough time for a touch-up if necessary.
Most people see the best results after four to seven days, so Preminger recommends getting your injections at least one week before your event. This should also be enough time for any swelling or bruising to go away. Ideally, you should undergo treatment between one month and six weeks before the event. This will fit well into the window of three or four months that most people enjoy the results of their treatment with Botox for.
It may take up to two weeks to see full results, so if your Botox results aren't perfect, you can return two weeks later for additional units of Botox if needed. Then, you'll see the full results of your second Botox treatment about two weeks later, just in time for your important event. Giving yourself six weeks is even better in case you run into scheduling conflicts where you may need to reschedule your appointment. For facial injections, we suggest scheduling the procedure at least two weeks before your special day and three weeks before lip injections. During this time, you will recover from any visible bruising or swelling.
For some procedures, multiple injections are needed over the course of three to four months to get the full effects, which can last up to two years. Botox is not only used for wrinkle-smoothing benefits but can also be used to help reshape the muscles of the face and ultimately change the shape of the face itself. If you're planning on getting Botox for an upcoming event, it's best to schedule an initial appointment about six months in advance to discuss your daily skincare routine, injectables, botox treatments and any other cosmetic treatment that fits your needs. The short answer to how long you should wait between Botox treatments is three to four months for best results. Getting Botox treatment four to six weeks before the event is the best time to make sure you look and feel your best. This will give you enough time for any swelling or bruising to go away and also enough time for any adjustments or additional treatments closer to the wedding day if needed.
And although Botox is not permanent (it disappears over time), there is no way to reverse the effects immediately if you are not satisfied with the result.