What to Know About Botox Before Your Treatment

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Medically reviewed by Dr. Robert Morrell, MD
Dr. Morrell explaining to a patient what to know about botox

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FAQs at our Botox Clinic in Vancouver

Wondering what to know about Botox before booking your appointment or going to your first treatment? Continue reading for a quick breakdown of our most frequently asked questions!

Who can administer botox in Canada?

In Canada, Botox is classified as a prescription-only medication and therefore should only be provided by licensed medical physicians, dentists or registered nurses who have had the relevant training. It’s important to make sure that when you are considering getting botox you do your research to ensure that you get the best possible results.

What to Know About Botox after a Covid vaccine

If you are considering getting botox you may have some new concerns and questions about the COVID-19 vaccine and botox. There are no official guidelines yet around this, but here at the Medical Rejuvenation Centre, we recommend that if you have received the COVID-19 vaccination in the last 2 weeks, then you should not have a botox treatment right away to avoid any potential contraindications. After the two weeks, you are fine to book in to get your treatment. 

How long after botox can you lay down?

Although lying down after botox will not cause any long-term damage to make sure you get the best out of your treatment we advise that you avoid lying down for at least 4 – 6 hours after the procedure, this is because it takes a few hours for botox to settle and lying down to soon could result in the botox migrating to different areas of the face. 

Can you exercise after botox?

How long after botox can you work out? While you should always follow your doctor’s recommendations, the general rule is to wait at least 4 hours to exercise. However, 24 hours is the ideal amount of time to wait so allow yourself a rest day! 

How long does botox take to work? 

Botox usually begins to take effect anywhere from 3 to 5 days after treatment, though it can take up to a full 14 days after treatment for the full results to become apparent.

What to Know About Botox Treatment Longevity

The effects of Botox will last 3 to 6 months. However there will be patients in which it lasts longer and shorter, it really depends As muscle action slowly returns, the lines and wrinkles begin to reappear and need to be treated again. The lines and wrinkles often appear less severe with time because the muscles are shrinking.