Things to Know Before Botox Treatment

Over time, skin loses its elasticity due to a decline in collagen and elastic production. As a result, you may have wrinkles on your forehead and fine lines in other areas of your face. Previously, a facelift was the only remedy to restore a youthful look. But today, there are various nonsurgical cosmetic procedures such as Botox that minimize signs of aging. If you are considering getting Botox and fillers Scarsdale, you should know the following.

Consult a specialist

If you are considering getting Botox injections, it is a good idea to discuss this with your healthcare provider to ensure you are a good candidate. Doctors generally caution against Botox if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or allergic to cow’s milk protein. A consultation with your provider also helps you to know what to do before your Botox appointment. For example, your doctor may need to stop taking blood thinners for several days before your injection.

Select your doctor carefully

Botox injections are generally safe but only used under a doctor’s care. The injections must be administered in precise locations to avoid side effects. Botox therapy can be dangerous in inexperienced hands and may result in complications, including vision, muscle weakness, loss of bladder control, and breathing problems. For this reason, you want to ensure you are working with a certified doctor experienced in administering Botox injections. A certified and skilled doctor can also advise you on the procedure and help determine if the treatment suits your needs. 

Expect some bruising

Mild bruising at the injection site is a normal side effect of getting Botox injections. Others include pain and swelling; these are usually short-lived and improve without treatment in a few days. The bruising is also not as much as fillers since Botox is injected right beneath the skin surface using a fine needle. Bruising occurs when the needle hits a blood vessel. While bruising usually clears on its own, some providers offer next-day treatment for bruises. They may use a laser to break down the bruise; it will be gone within 24 hours. Bruising, mild redness, pain, and swelling are normal, but you can resume routine activities with a few exceptions.

Treatment is not unbearably painful.

You may want your doctor to numb your skin before treatment, but most people don’t feel much discomfort during the procedure. If you choose to numb your skin, your provider may use topical anesthesia, ice, or vibration anesthesia to reduce pain.

Botox effects are not instant, and they don’t last forever.

Having realistic expectations before any treatment, including Botox injections, is essential. Your fine lines won’t disappear immediately until after two weeks when the full effects kick in. The results may last three months or longer, depending on the concerns your doctor treated. However, sometimes Botox injections may last as long as six months. How long the effects last depends on the Botox quality, the number of units, and the injected areas. You may need follow-up Botox injections to maintain the results of treatment.

If you want to get rid of aging signs, book an appointment with your SeeBeyond Beauty provider for Botox injections to improve your appearance.