As many of us age, there are several fine lines and wrinkles on our faces that give away our age. Unfortunately, there are several people that develop these fine lines and wrinkles early in their life and look much older than they actually are. Botox injections can work to eliminate these lines and give you the youthful appearance you are looking for. If you haven’t ever tried using Botox to remove wrinkles around your eyes and on your forehead, you may be wondering what you should expect. Skin & Body Refinery is here to talk about what your first Botox appointment will look like.
Using Botox as a Preventative Measure
Many people think about Botox as something you need when you start to notice wrinkles appearing on your forehead and around your eyes. However, Botox can and should be used as a preventative measure rather than a fix to a wrinkle problem. Those that are in their 20s and 30s should be taking advantage of Botox treatments to help them avoid the development of these wrinkles further down the road.
First Botox Consultation
Before you have your first Botox treatment, you will meet with your injection professional to gather information needed before your injections as well as to answer any questions you may have. Some of the information you will need to share includes:
– Medications: You will need to let your specialist know of any prescribed medications, over the counter medications, vitamins or other supplements you may be taking.
– Medical History: If you have any muscle or nerve conditions, you will need to let your specialist know. Likewise, issues with breathing and swallowing should be made known as well.
– Pregnancy: If there is a chance that you could be pregnant, it is recommended that you do not have any Botox treatments.
– Surgeries: If you have had any facial surgeries, they will need to know about them.
During Botox Injections Treatment
When you first arrive at your Botox appointment, your problem areas will be marked and cleaned before injections begin. If you are concerned about pain, there are numbing lotions that can be applied to eliminate that feeling of discomfort. Once injections are complete, there may be ice and some pressure applied to help eliminate any swelling.
After Botox Care
One of the best parts of getting Botox treatments is the fact that you don’t have to worry about any downtime afterwards. You may experience some slight bruising, swelling and redness, but that can be reduced by using ice and pressure. Most people will be able to enjoy the benefits of their Botox treatment for 3-4 months before they need their second treatment.