Botox has been used for years in cosmetic procedures and is a fixture on the Hollywood red carpet, but it is not meant just for movie stars. In fact, Botox offers a variety of benefits to patients—from preventing new wrinkles to relaxing existing wrinkles to giving you a more youthful appearance. If you are considering a Botox injection session, here are six things you should know.
Only Work with a Professional
There are a lot of “professionals” out there offering Botox injections, but this technology goes beyond just knowing how to inject with a needle. Botox requires precision work, experience, and extensive training. For natural-looking, successful results, you need to work with a professional that uses Botox frequently and truly understands how it works as well as the potential complications and side effects.
Prepare for Your Injections
Yes, there is some preparation for a Botox appointment. By preparing you can reduce swelling, bruising, and achieve the look you want. Two weeks before your appointment you should stop taking supplements containing fish oil, vitamin E, and other beneficial skin substances and products. Also, avoid taking any over-the-counter painkillers such as aspirin and Ibuprofen as these can cause excess bleeding.
Botox doesn’t lift your skin—you need a facelift for that. Instead, it relaxes the wrinkles by relaxing the muscles underneath. You can also get dermal fillers if you want a “lift” effect. Read: What is a Botox Treatment Exactly?
Botox Should Be Used Before Wrinkles Start
Botox helps prevent the formation of new wrinkles; therefore, you don’t have to have wrinkles to get a Botox injection. In fact, it is recommended you start Botox treatments long before wrinkles ever show.
Results Are Not Immediate
Do not expect results the moment the injection session is complete. Botox can take up to seven days to show results, while in some rare cases it may take up to two weeks.
Less is More
While Botox is highly effective, less is still more with this type of treatment. A professional will never recommend more Botox than is necessary.
To learn more about a Botox skin treatment session as well as the procedural process, the benefits, common side effects, and even disadvantages, meet with a skilled professional that understands these delicate treatments. Schedule a no-obligation consultation today with the experienced plastic surgeons at the Plastic Surgery Center for Excellence by calling 561-537-3588.