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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Recovery

Botulinum Toxin (Botox) RecoveryIndividuals with busy work schedules or having a lifestyle that keeps them fully occupied may find it difficult to choose cosmetic surgery procedures because of the prospect of a long recovery. Botox injectable treatment to rejuvenate certain areas of the face can be a viable option for such people because it practically involves no recovery period.

The typical risks and complications that are associated with any surgical procedure are entirely avoided with Botox, as long as the procedure is performed by a qualified provider. Patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive Botox injections from board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q).


Ideal for Working People

Botox is popularly known as a lunch hour procedure because it can actually be performed during lunch time from work. The treatment session will be over in about 15 to 20 minutes, and the patient can simply return to their workplace after a lunch hour appointment. No advance preparation will be necessary for Botox injections, and the patient will not have to spend any time for post-treatment care either.

However, the important part in Botox treatments is to choose a reliable provider who can administer the injections in the right manner and the right quantities. The FDA has approved Botox with the warning that severe side effects may occur unless the injections are administered correctly by a qualified provider.

The patient will be required to follow a simple precaution of not lying down for about four hours after the Botox treatment. This will enable the Botox liquid to spread evenly in the injection sites. The patient should also avoid massaging the injection areas or performing any strenuous activities or visiting the gym for about 24 hours after the treatment.


Temporary Side Effects

While Botox does not entail any significant side effects as long as it is administered correctly by an expert, some temporary side effects may occur. Mild swelling, bruising, and redness may occur in the injection areas, and some patients may experience a minor headache.

It will take about a day or two for the side effects to resolve, and no special treatment may be necessary. The patient can apply makeup from the second day to hide the post-treatment effects of the injections. Outdoor sports activities and vigorous exercises should be avoided for one or two days after the treatment.

The treatment provider will instruct the patient to avoid using blood thinning medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin for about two to three days after Botox. Dedicated cosmetic surgeon Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other cities across the region for Botox injections.


Noticeable improvement in the treated areas can be seen almost immediately after the Botox injections. As the bruising and swelling subsides over the course of the next week, the results will be seen more clearly. Most patients will be able to experience the benefits for Botox for about three to four months following the injectable procedure.

For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.

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