BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular procedure used by many men and women around the world to help them look and feel more youthful by smoothing the lines that form between the brows, above the eyebrows and squint lines – along the eyes that form from facial expression.
If you are interested in trying BOTOX® Cosmetic for the first time, here are 5 tips that will ensure you receive the best,safest results possible from your BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment that will keep you looking youthful and great.
Tip 1.) Do Your Research
While many business run sales and specials on BOTOX® Cosmetic, it is important to first do your research. When calling a business to setup an appointment to receive BOTOX® Cosmetic it is important to ask specific questions, such as: “Who administers BOTOX® Cosmetic at your facility?” “What kind of training has he/she received?” “Does your office offer a complimentary consultation?” Also if you have a migraines or hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating for example underarms), ask if the physician has received specialty training for this as well. Finally, “How long has the physician been administering BOTOX® Cosmetic?”
Many professional medical office will offer complimentary consultations, and the BOTOX ®Cosmetic treatments will be administered by a licensed physician who has years of training and experience with BOTOX® Cosmetic. Also is this a procedure that the physician performs full time or is it a side business for a primary care or other specialty such as Dentistry? It is also important to make sure that your doctor is listed on the BOTOX® Cosmetic website. For a Physician to be listed on the BOTOX® Cosmetic website, it means that the Physician has been adequately trained and certified to properly and safely administer the treatment.
Tip 2.) Schedule Accordingly
If you are planning on receiving BOTOX® Cosmetic before a specific event, you should schedule the appointment with your Physician at least two weeks beforehand. By scheduling your BOTOX® Cosmetic two weeks before your special event, you ensure that you will have the maximum result with no chance of any side effects such as bruising or redness that may temporarily occur at the time of treatment. Additionally, you can still see the physician for a follow-up prior to the event.
Tip 3.) Watch Your Intake
Before scheduling your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure, be sure to avoid any vitamins or beverages that may increase your chance of bruising or bleeding during your procedure. This includes, alcohol, aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil, high doses of vitamin such as vitamin C, Vitamin E, Ginkgo Biloba and St John’s Wort. You should avoid taking these for at least 72 hours before your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure.
Tip 4.) Full Disclosure and Consultation
Always disclose all of your medical information to your Physician. Your Physician should be informed of all of your medical history including when you last received BOTOX® Cosmetic or similar neurotoxin modulators , Myobloc®, Dysport® or Xeomin®. Also please advise your physician of
your dietary information, prescriptions and/or any supplements you are currently taking. Disclosing all of your medical information to your Physician (past and present) will ensure that you get the best possible results from your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure.
Also be honest with your physician on how you would like to look. Bringing a photo of what you looked like before treatmentcan also be helpful to the physician.
Be realistic about your expectations and understand that during your first visit with your Physician he or she will recommend a certain amount of units of BOTOX® Cosmetic. Your Physician may not know exactly how your body will respond to your first BOTOX® Cosmetic treatment, for example, you may need a touch up treatment in 2-4 weeks to obtain the result that is right for you.
Tip 5. Post Care
After your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure, it is best to remain upright and avoid laying down perfectly flat for 4 hours after treatment. You should also avoid alcohol and strenuous exercise following your treatment for at least 12 hours. Apply cold compresses as needed to reduce redness in the treated areas. Following these instructions will ensure that you receive the maximum benefits possible from your BOTOX® Cosmetic procedure.