How long does it take for BOTOX to work?
The results of HM Tox/anti-wrinkle injections typically begin to appear within a few days after the injection. However, the full results may not be visible for about 1 – 2 weeks
Is there anything I should not do after HM Tox?
HM Tox/anti-wrinkle injections is a quick and safe procedure which has very little impact on usual activity on the day of injection. Tiny injections are delivered to relax the action of the muscles that create excessive movement and leave wrinkles on the skin. To allow the injections to work optimally in the target muscle, the following precautions are usually suggested:
No rubbing or massaging of the injected area for 4 hours after treatment, including facials.
No strenuous exercise for 24 hours after treatment.
Keep upright for 4 hours — no lying on your front.
Avoid headwear that is tightly fitted across the forehead.
Avoid excessive alcohol or medically necessary blood thinning medication before the treatment to prevent bruising.
Are there any possible side effects to HM Tox?
In most cases there will be no side effects to this treatment. However, because everybody’s physiology is different, people can be affected in different ways. A small minority of people report the following symptoms.
Bruising — For the majority of patients, the area of injection will appear no different. For a small minority, some minor bruising may occur.
Bumps — A few minutes after treatment small bumps may be visible on the skin. These will disappear very quickly.
Headache — allergies are exceedingly rare. Temporary headache is the most commonly reported symptom following injection, though the numbers of patients who report headaches is very small compared with the amount of treatments performed. Any headache can be treated with usual painkillers.
Are HM Tox injections long lasting?
Although some people experience longer lasting results, scientific evidence shows that the effect of anti-wrinkle injections usually last 12-16 weeks.
Can I keep having HM Tox injections?
Yes. These injections do not ‘build up’ or accumulate in your system. Recommended treatments are scheduled at about 12-16 weeks. Once the effects have worn off it is safe for you to top up treatments in the same area. It is also perfectly safe to have multiple treatments in different areas at the same time.
What happens when HM Tox wears off?
Once these injections wear off, your muscles will function as they did before the treatment. This means that the wrinkles you smoothed or reduced will slowly begin to appear again; no new wrinkles will have been formed due to the treatment, you will simply be witnessing old wrinkles reappearing.