Botox injection is usually performed with some local anesthesia or a numbing cream. Depending on the extent of treatment, the procedure can take anywhere from a few minutes to 20 minutes.
You can resume normal activities immediately, but your doctor may advise you to stay out of the sun. Botox should only be injected with sterile instruments in a doctor's office or a medical spa — not at Botox parties at your local nail salon or neighbor’s living room. You may feel some minimal discomfort from the shot, but today’s needles are so thin and fine that the procedure is often painless.
Selecting the correct injection points is critical to the success of the procedure. These points are first scored with a marking pencil. Your doctor will likely select numerous injection points for each location to be treated. (These points are located where the muscle contracts — not necessarily at the wrinkle you are hoping to erase.) The Botox filler is then injected into the marked points beneath the skin.