Why BOTOX®? | What to expect


Why BOTOX®? | What to expect



Key questions to ask your doctor

Key questions to ask your doctor

  • What can I expect with BOTOX® treatment, and when could I see results?
  • What’s your experience with BOTOX®?
  • Where will BOTOX® be injected?
  • How small are the needles used for injection?
  • What do the injections feel like?
  • How long will the procedure take?
  • When should I come back for retreatment?
  • What are the possible side effects?

one treatment every
3 months

  • People with muscle stiffness due to spasticity saw improvement within 4 to 6 weeks after injection
  • Your doctor may adjust your treatment based on your progress
  • You can get treated again by your specialist after the effect of the previous injection has worn off, but you need to wait at least 3 months before your next treatment

Plan ahead for your BOTOX® treatment

For your first BOTOX® injection:

  • Come prepared with questions about BOTOX® and the treatment process
  • Work with your doctor to set expectations and treatment goals so you’ll know what to expect
  • Schedule a 4- to 6-week follow-up appointment to discuss your progress

For your 4- to 6-week follow-up:

  • Describe the progress you've made to your doctor (including any physical therapy)
  • Discuss your treatment plan and schedule your next injection (at least 12 weeks after your first injection)
  • Continue tracking your progress and writing down any questions you have

Find a BOTOX® Specialist

Finding a BOTOX® doctor who specializes in Spasticity is key and could be the most important choice to manage your treatment.

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Results Found

Please note: Although we update our directory regularly, this list may not have current provider information. This list is compiled by AbbVie and includes physicians known to have experience with BOTOX® in the past 5 years. The results shown may not be inclusive of all physicians who may have experience with BOTOX® or therapies like BOTOX® in your area. Please see the Terms & Conditions for additional details.

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