When it comes to treatment options that fight the signs of aging, Botox is a clear favorite. Injections can be done during a quick and convenient appointment, and absolutely no prep time is necessary. Likewise, there is no recovery that you’ll need to worry about. After treatment, you’ll be able to go on with your normal daily activities, and it’s unlikely that friends or family will know you’ve had anything done.

Though results are quick, they are not instant. This is a good thing, because the results appear more subtly over time, as opposed to making a dramatic difference in a matter of minutes. An instant change like that would definitely call attention to the fact that you had some sort of procedure done.

Most patients begin to notice results within 2 to 4 days. For some patients, the full effects of a Botox injection are noticeable within several days. For others, the final results are not fully in effect for a period of 10 to 14 days after the injection. Many doctors suggest a follow-up appointment at the 2-week mark to confirm that your muscles have responded positively and thatyou are happy with the results. If you’re looking for a more dramatic change, your doctor may recommend additional injections or surgical procedures.