At the consultation
During the initial consultation, a Registered Nurse with discuss with your exactly what your concerns are and manage your expectations to ensure you get the best result. Then, together with you, they will make treatment recommendations to align with what you want to achieve and your budget. Now’s the time to ask any questions you have, to ensure you have a full understanding of the treatment.
At the Botox appointment
At your first Botox appointment, you’ll complete a medical consent and pre-treatment photos are taken to track your results. This initial appointment is about 30 minutes, which is longer than follow on appointments of only around 15 minutes. Your nurse will then talk you through the procedure before starting. It’s normal to feel a little nervous; eat and hydrate before arriving to help reduce any butterflies you might have. Botox is injected directly into the targeted muscle using a fine needle. Most people describe the treatment as ‘slightly uncomfortable’, and it’s over in no time!
Immediately after the treatment
Straight after the treatment, you may have a small amount of redness and swelling- this will usually resolve within 10 minutes. Most people experience no pain or side effects, a small number get a mild headache after the treatment which can be eased with mild pain relief. You will be given post treatment information which outlines all of the details, and post care advice.
1 day after the treatment
Most people will not experience any symptoms that show they’ve had the treatment done, however it is possible to have some minor bruising. Occasionally people may still have a mild headache. Noticeable results are not usually visible the next day, as it take a bit of time for the Botox to kick in.
1 week after the treatment
After 7 days, you’re likely to see the results of your treatment. The treated area will appear smoother and look more refreshed. After your first treatment, you may feel a slight “tight” sensation or feeling “heaviness”, which will subside in a 1-2 weeks. If it’s your first treatment, Caci will give you a follow up call to see how you’re feeling too which is great.
1 month after the treatment
A month down the track, your Botox will still be very effective. Some people will have a very small amount of movement return, although this differs for everyone and also depends on the area treated.
3 months after the treatment
After 3 months, you will start to see a gradual return of movement. Caci recommend to rebook for an assessment and possible follow up treatment. If you have stubborn static lines on your face, it might be best to treat the area again, particularly if full movement has returned. To achieve the best results with more stubborn, deep set lines it’s best to avoid full movement in the area for a while to allow the lines to soften.