Will I Have Swelling After BOTOX® Injections?

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BOTOX is a popular cosmetic treatment used to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines on the face. It works by paralyzing the muscles that cause facial expressions, which can help to give the skin a more youthful and refreshed appearance. However, like any medical procedure, BOTOX injections can have side effects. One of the questions many people have is whether or not they will experience swelling after the injections. At Beleza Surgery in Austin, Cedar, Park, Round Rock, and Killeen, TX, we understand that this is a common concern among our patients and can provide you with the information you need to make an informed decision about your treatment.

Can BOTOX cause swelling?

The needle used to administer the BOTOX solution can sometimes cause swelling and redness at the injection site. Swelling is usually mild and goes away within a few days. In rare cases, it may be more pronounced and last longer. If this occurs, it is essential to contact your healthcare provider for further evaluation and treatment at our med spa facility.

How to help prevent swelling after BOTOX

There are a few things you can do to help prevent swelling after BOTOX injections, including:

  • Avoid rubbing or massaging the injection site for at least 24 hours after the procedure. This can help to minimize swelling and bruising.

  • Avoid strenuous activities for the first 24 hours after the injections. This can help to prevent excess blood flow to the injection site and minimize swelling.

  • Use a cold compress on the injection site. Applying a cold compress to the injection site for the first few hours after the procedure can help to reduce swelling and discomfort.

  • Avoid alcohol and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for at least 24 hours after the injections. These substances can increase the risk of bleeding and swelling.

When to contact your healthcare provider

While mild swelling and redness at the injection sites are normal after BOTOX injections, it is essential to contact your healthcare provider if you experience any of the following:

  • Severe swelling or bruising at the injection site

  • Severe pain or discomfort

  • Fever or chills

  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing

  • Muscle weakness or numbness

It is also important to follow up with your healthcare provider after the procedure to ensure that the injections are working correctly and to address any concerns or side effects you may have. At Beleza Surgery, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the highest level of care and support. We are available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Smooth out wrinkles with BOTOX

Swelling after BOTOX injections is generally mild and goes away on its own within a few days. However, you should contact your healthcare provider at our med spa facility if you experience severe or prolonged swelling or other unusual symptoms. By following the guidelines provided by your healthcare provider and taking care of the injection site, you can help to minimize the risk of swelling and other side effects after BOTOX injections. If you are considering BOTOX injections and have questions or concerns about the potential side effects, contact the team at Beleza Surgery. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff is here to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision about your treatment in Austin, Cedar Park, Round Rock, or Killeen, TX.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.