The aging of your body and skin is a natural process of life, but there are, fortunately, simple methods you can use that will help you fight these changes. Botox injections are an easy way to minimize the look of wrinkles on your facial skin and help you look more rested and refreshed. When you are ready to take advantage of regular Botox treatments, here are some recommendations to help you know what to expect before, during, and after your Botox injection appointment.
Consider Your Medications and Supplements
There are minimal risks when you have Botox injection treatments, with the process being very safe and effective. However, there may be medications that you are currently taking that can thin your blood.
Having blood thinners in your body can put you at risk of extra bleeding and therefore, bruising in the area where the Botox injection sites are. This includes medications and supplements, such as ginseng, garlic, fish oil, ginkgo biloba, turmeric, cassia cinnamon, vitamin E, and aspirin. If you take any of these medications or supplements that can thin your blood, talk to your doctor about your concern and they can advise you how soon before your appointment you need to stop taking the supplements or medications.
Arrange a Consultation
Your first appointment with your doctor for Botox will include a consultation, which you can follow with an immediate Botox treatment or wait to make a second appointment later. During the consultation, your doctor will review your medical history and make sure you are okay to proceed with Botox.
This appointment is also a good time for them to evaluate the condition of your facial skin, your areas of concern, and how your facial muscles move. Everyone's face and their facial lines look and form differently, which will affect how and where your doctor injects the Botox into your skin and muscle.
Then, your doctor will answer any questions and concerns you have for the quick and simple Botox treatment. The entire time for the Botox injections only lasts an average of ten minutes, with the rest of the time for your appointment dedicated to your filling out paperwork and your consultation.
After your Botox appointment, you can return to work or home, but be careful that you don't perform any physical exercise for the rest of the day. You can expect to see the Botox to start working after four to five days and up to two weeks for the full effect to work. Your doctor will want to check your results in a couple weeks for a follow up and any additional injections. But expect the results to last from three to four months.
Reach out to a professional for more information about Botox injections.