One of the most popular aesthetic procedures in 2018 was Botox. This popular neurotoxin is medically known as “Botulinum Toxin” and is used aesthetically to eliminate wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the muscles. But why is it so popular? Well, the results are amazing, there is minimal downtime and, when administered correctly, the side effects are almost non-existent. Keep reading to find out what you need to know about Botox before coming face-to-face with the needle!
Make Sure You Will Get The Results You Are Looking For
Knowing exactly what Botox can help is key to getting the results you want. Issues such as wrinkles and laugh lines can be improved with Botox, but you may have other issues such as dark circles or sunken eyes that could benefit more from a filler. Finding an experienced provider who can talk through these specific issues with you is key before beginning any injectable treatment. RN Nicole Pringle of Revive Med Spa in San Diego says, “Before beginning any treatment, I always have the patient use a mirror and show me the area they are wanting to improve. This process helps set realistic expectations from both client and provider.”
Avoid The Bargain Traps
Get to know the price of injectables in your area. If you call around and come across a price that is questionably low, you may be getting a counterfeit or diluted product. It’s also important to make sure the product is being stored at the correct temperature before injection, otherwise the potency of the product could be faulty and make your injections less effective. An easy way to make sure you get the correct product quality is by going to an established Med Spa or doctors office and asking the medical provider any questions you may have prior to injection.
A Consult Is Crucial
Experienced Providers will perform a consultation prior to any injectable appointment. Here you will go over your medical history, what your areas of concern are, and what results you hope to get from your appointment. You will smile, frown, raise eyebrows and scowl. Silly faces are all part of the process! At Revive Med Spa in San Diego, we always book a two week follow up appointment, since Botox can take up to two weeks to see the full effect.
Know What To Avoid Pre-Injection
As with any medical procedure, there are certain steps you must follow prior to your appointment. Before treatment, stop taking any anticoagulants, like aspirin and ibuprofen, since these types of drugs can mess with blood clotting and increase your risk of bruising. It is also important to stay away from alcohol, as this also thins your blood and can increase any bruising.
Prepare To Chill Out
After a Botox treatment, you will need to relax and let the Botox get to work. Working out, laying down, putting on makeup and sauna or steam rooms are best to avoid. Botox can take up to two weeks to see a full effect, but with proper aftercare you should start to see results in a matter of days.
Having an injectable procedure is a decision you should make while working with a trusted, reputable Medical Provider. Getting on a Botox treatment regimen will help your wrinkles appear less severe over time, and younger Botox patients may find that starting earlier can even prevent the minor wrinkles from forming. Revive Med Spa has two convenient locations in Carmel Valley and Mission Valley in San Diego, with over 12 experienced medical providers to help you achieve exactly the look you want.