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When Is the Best Time to Get Botox Before an Event?

Preparing for a special occasion can be fun and exciting. You surely want to be at your best when the day arrives. So, if you are due for a BOTOX treatment, one thing you should include in your planning is when to get BOTOX injections before the event. Experts recommend that you schedule your appointment at least one month before an event to enjoy optimal results when you need to look your best.

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Why Get BOTOX Before an Event?

BOTOX injections can boost your self-confidence at the time you need it most. When you are going to or participating in a special event, you probably don’t want to be thinking about whether your wrinkles are showing. Worrying that your facial expressions don’t convey your happiness or interest can prevent you from enjoying yourself as much as you would if you knew you looked your best.

If you’ve developed wrinkles as you’ve gotten older, BOTOX can often provide the remedy needed to make you look younger and more appealing. What’s more, by getting the injections at the right time before the event, you can more easily express your feelings and show others that you’re fully engaged in what’s happening around you.

Events that many people like to get BOTOX for include:

  • Weddings
  • Vacations
  • Reunions
  • Anniversaries
  • Conferences
  • Networking Events
  • Birthday Parties

Whether you normally get BOTOX or just want to look your best and most youthful for the big day, your medical aesthetician can walk you through the process and help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

What Do BOTOX Injections Do for Your Face?

Age can bring several different types of wrinkles. For example, dynamic expression lines may appear after using the same expressions over and over. Eventually, these lines stay unless you have a treatment for wrinkles. For this, BOTOX is the most recommended treatment. These injections smooth out those lines.

After the treatment takes full effect, your face will reveal your current emotions rather than be stuck with frown lines or worry lines from the past. BOTOX relaxes your facial muscles to reduce or smooth out any lines that have developed in your face.

Why Not Get BOTOX the Day Before?

Everyone is unique, and each person will have different results from BOTOX. However, the best results generally won’t come as quickly as the first day after treatment. Aftercare is an important part of BOTOX treatment. On the day of your appointment, you will need to avoid lying down for a few hours. You’ll also need to stay away from strenuous activities. If you have the injections the day before a major event, it might be hard to take it easy and watch for side effects that day.

Then, if you do have side effects, you will need some time to address those problems. However, even if you experience no side effects at all, the BOTOX won’t achieve its maximum effect as soon as the first day after treatment. You can read more about what to expect from BOTOX in our blog, Does BOTOX Work? What “Results May Vary” Really Means?

When Should You Not Get BOTOX?

Are there any specific times when you should not get BOTOX injections? If you have any hesitations, the best thing to do is to discuss them with your medical aesthetician during your consultation. Both men and women can have BOTOX injections safely in most cases. However, in certain situations, it might be best to wait. Your aesthetician can assess your health and treatment goals and determine if you are a good candidate for BOTOX.

People with certain medical conditions, such as MS, ALS, or Myasthenia gravis, may have problems with BOTOX. If you have systemic infections, it’s best to resolve those before having the injections. Also, we usually don’t recommend BOTOX during pregnancy simply because so little is known about the effects on a pregnant woman or the fetus she’s carrying. If you’re pregnant and considering BOTOX at some point, we are happy to set up an appointment for you to have the injections once the baby is born.

What Time Is Best for Combo Therapy with BOTOX and Juvéderm?

BOTOX injections are mainly used for wrinkles caused by facial expressions and other muscle movements. However, other types of wrinkles respond better to a dermal filler like Juvéderm. Therefore, many people choose to have a combination treatment with both types of injections.

Right after this treatment combo, you may have some tenderness, droopy skin, or headaches. Waiting longer ensures that you have gotten past the immediate effects of treatment and that your face is at its best. In some cases, the two treatments are done on different days. Discuss the right time with your professional aesthetician.

When Do You Get the Best Results from BOTOX?

In most cases, you will see the results of BOTOX quickly, usually within three to seven days. However, we recommend having your treatment about a month before an important event. By a month after treatment, any problems that arise can be resolved. In addition, your face will still look younger and more naturally relaxed. One month is ideal because the effects of BOTOX typically last up to four months or even longer.

Besides scheduling this treatment long enough ahead of the event, you can do several other things to ensure the best results. Carefully follow your medical aesthetician’s advice for a full recovery. Take good care of your skin before and after the treatment, as your BOTOX provider recommends. Your Elevate aesthetician is your best guide on how to get the most satisfying results from these injections.

Get Expert Cosmetic Care at Elevate

At Elevate, our medical aestheticians are highly trained to provide cosmetic services with a holistic approach. We care about your overall health as much as your outward appearance. Our team works together to help you achieve the youthful look you want so that you can feel wonderful about yourself. Then, with increased self-esteem, it’s easier to take good care of your physical and mental health. Because our aestheticians are trained medical professionals, we ensure you are safe and well cared for before, during, and after any treatments we provide.

Yes, you can look beautiful, younger, and attractive for that special event you’re looking forward to attending! At your consultation, we’ll assess your health, your wrinkle issues, and your goals for treatment. Then, we’ll schedule your injections at the best time for you, given your challenges and plans. After treatment, we provide instructions on how to avoid problems, get the best results, and maintain your youthful look for as long as possible. When you arrive at your event, you’ll know you look fabulous. Then, you can enjoy your exciting event with a smile on your face and a carefree heart.

Ready to discover how BOTOX can enhance your appearance for a special occasion? Set up an appointment now for a personalized consultation at Elevate!