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When Should You Get Injectables Around The Holidays?

Thinking about getting fillers or Botox Cosmetic before a holiday party? We’d love to provide some information on how to schedule the perfect appointment. For example, it is important to anticipate how long it takes for your full results to show up with different injectables, how long your results will last long term, and also understand swelling, redness, and other effects that sometimes happen immediately after an appointment. In this article, we will answer questions on what to expect with injectables, which injectable results are reversible, and more. If you are in the Boston or Newburyport area and are looking to set up an injectables appointment or are interested in learning about skincare treatments, please click below to contact our team! 

Can I Go To A Party Right After Getting Botox or Fillers?

One of the first and most important things to understand about injectables is how long it will take to get them and what your results/recovery will be like immediately after you get them. First and foremost, the entire injectable process can take less than an hour at most practices. This includes both a quick consultation and the treatment window. Injectables are a quick and routine when you go to a master injector in your area. But what about downtime and recovery? 

You may have heard that injectables has no downtime. This is true, but it is important to understand that fully. Downtime is usually understood in a medical sense. Some procedures, especially treatments offered by cosmetic surgeons or dermatologists might require rest as part of the recovery process. While injectables do not require rest, they can have some common side effects. Swelling, redness, tenderness, and minor bruising can all occur directly following an injectable appointment. These minor symptoms can last a few hours to a day or two. So if you are planning to get injectables you might want to have a clear schedule directly following your appointment. 

When Will I See My Results From Botox or Fillers?

Another thing to consider when scheduling a fillers or Botox appointment is how long it takes to see results. Most dermal fillers have almost immediate results after the treatment. Because the filler is being immediately added to the treatment area, you will notice it right away. Neuromodulators like Botox or Dysport, do not work that way. They work by relaxing the muscles and decreasing the visibility of lines and wrinkles over time. This means you will need to wait 10 – 14 days to see your full results from a neuromodulator treatment. So if you are planning on getting injections before a holiday party, as part of a New Year’s resolution, or for an upcoming event, we’d recommend aiming at least two weeks before? 

If I Don't Like My Filler or Botox Results, How Do I Get Rid Of Them?

Fillers can actually be reversed pretty easily. Hyaluronic acid fillers can be dissolved by injecting hyaluronidase in the the treatment area. If patients are upset with the way their fillers look or they feel that their fillers don’t look natural, it can be quickly fixed. Unfortunately, the same is not true for neuromodulators like Botox Cosmetic or Dysport. These injectables have to wear off naturally over time. If you haven’t ever gotten injections before and you are worried about potentially not liking your look, it might make sense to try just fillers first, or only have a small area treated with Botox or Dysport. 

How Long Will My Filler Results Last?

Different patients experience different results from their fillers and injectables. Similarly, different formulas can also produce different results. For example Botox Cosmetic often lasts 3-4 months after the initial treatment. Fillers can last from 6 to 12 months. It is important to go over your options with an injector so you understand how long your results will last. 

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