One 10-minute treatment – a few tiny injections – and within days there is a noticeable improvement in moderate to severe facial lines, taking years off of your appearance. The Procedure Getting Botox takes only a few minutes and doesn’t require anesthesia. Botox is injected with a fine needle into specific muscles with only minor discomfort. “it generally takes between 2 to 14 days to take full effect, and it is best to avoid alcohol starting at least one week before the procedure. You should also stop taking aspirin and anti-inflammatory medications two weeks before treatment to reduce bruising. Please discontinue all herbal supplements, omega-3-fatty acids/fish oil and oral Vitamin E five days prior to your treatment and abstain for five days post procedure. Lasting Impact The effects from Botox will last 2 ½-3 ½ months, depending on your stress level and hormonal balance. Stress, testosterone and surges in hormones will break down botox faster.