Though it is unusual, you may experience some mild discomfort, bruising and/or swelling at the injection site. If any of these side effects becomes bothersome, Dr McHugh may give you medication or suggest that you apply ice to the affected area.


You may return to work or your normal daily activity immediately after the treatment. However, for the first 3 to 5 hours after the injections, you'll be advised to avoid bending or straining. Exercise or facial massage may spread the medication to an area where it is not needed. The goal is for the toxin to be taken into the muscle at the place where it was injected. After a few hours have passed, you may resume any activity or exercise.


The duration of the results may vary. In general, you can expect your results to last for three to five months.

How will I look and feel immediately after the injections?