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What to Expect During Your First Botox Appointment

If you’re considering Botox for the first time, it’s natural to have questions and maybe even a little apprehension. At Henderson Eye Care, we aim to provide a comfortable and informative experience for all our patients. Here’s what you can expect during your first Botox appointment, especially if you’re looking to treat areas such as Botox under eyes.

Initial Consultation

Your first appointment will begin with an initial consultation. This is a crucial step where we discuss your medical history, any allergies, and your aesthetic goals. During this time, you can ask any questions you might have about the procedure. Our specialists at Henderson Eye Care are experienced in administering Botox under eyes and other facial areas, ensuring you receive targeted and effective treatment.

Medical Evaluation

Before proceeding with the injections, your provider will conduct a brief medical evaluation to ensure that you are a good candidate for Botox. This includes assessing the areas you want to treat, such as the delicate skin under the eyes, where Botox can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

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The Procedure


During the preparation stage, your skin will be cleansed to remove any makeup, oils, or impurities. If you’re particularly sensitive, a topical numbing cream may be applied to minimize discomfort. This is especially helpful for sensitive areas like under the eyes.

Injection Process

The actual injection process is relatively quick, typically taking about 10-15 minutes. Using a fine needle, your provider will administer small amounts of Botox into the targeted muscles. When treating Botox under eyes, the injections are strategically placed to address specific concerns such as crow’s feet and under-eye wrinkles without affecting surrounding tissues.

What to Expect

  • Minimal Discomfort: Most patients report feeling only a slight pinch during the injections.
  • Immediate Results Not Visible: While you might not see immediate results, improvements typically become noticeable within 3-7 days post-treatment.
  • No Downtime: One of the significant advantages of Botox is that there’s no downtime. You can return to your daily activities immediately after your appointment.

Post-Treatment Care

After the injections, you’ll receive post-treatment care instructions to ensure the best possible outcome. Key recommendations include:

  • Avoid Rubbing or Massaging the Treated Area: This helps prevent the Botox from spreading to unintended areas.
  • Stay Upright for a Few Hours: Refrain from lying down for at least 4 hours post-treatment.
  • Limit Physical Activity: Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours to reduce the risk of bruising.

For personalized post-care tips, visit our Patient Resources page.


We recommend scheduling a follow-up appointment to assess the results and determine if any touch-ups are needed. At Henderson Eye Care, we’re committed to your satisfaction and want to ensure that you’re happy with your Botox treatment, especially when targeting sensitive areas like under the eyes.

Common Concerns Addressed

Is Botox Safe for Under Eyes?

Yes, Botox is safe for use under the eyes when administered by qualified professionals. Our team at Henderson Eye Care has extensive experience in performing Botox under eyes treatments, ensuring both safety and effectiveness.

How Long Do Results Last?

The effects of Botox typically last between 3 to 6 months. For prolonged benefits, regular maintenance treatments are recommended.

Any Side Effects?

Some patients might experience minor side effects such as slight bruising or swelling at the injection site. These usually subside within a few days. For more detailed information on potential side effects, feel free to consult with our experts during your visit.


Your first Botox appointment at Henderson Eye Care is designed to be as smooth and reassuring as possible. From the initial consultation to post-treatment care, our goal is to provide you with exceptional service and stunning results. If you’re interested in learning more about Botox treatments, including Botox under eyes, or to schedule an appointment, visit our contact page.

We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals and enhancing your natural beauty!