Within a few minutes of treatment, you’ll likely begin to see small bumps rising in the application area. They look like mosquito bites and are normal and even expected. They should go away within 30 minutes of treatment. Other side effects can include swelling, tenderness and bruising around the injection area. These effects can be lessened if you eliminate caffeine, aspirin and alcohol from your diet 24-48 hours before treatment.
As you recover, you should be able to go back to your normal routine right away. You will have to avoid makeup, swimming, working out, hot tubs and rubbing your face for 24-48 hours following treatment. You can expect to start seeing results within three to five days with Dysport or one to two weeks with Botox. Your treatment should last about three to four months before you’ll need another one. However, if you’ve used this treatment before, you may be able to wait longer between appointments.