Botox is a great way to significantly reduce the appearance of wrinkles and address a few other types of issues. With the right medical professional, you can trust your Botox treatment to be effective and produce little risk. It’s a fast and easy, outpatient procedure that doesn’t require too much preparation. However, there are a few things you can do to make sure your appointment goes as smoothly as possible.
What to Do Before You Receive Botox
The most important thing to do before receiving Botox is to educate yourself on what the procedure entails and the results you can expect to see. You will need to decide exactly what area you wish to have treated and start putting together a list of questions to ask your doctor during the consultation.
What to Avoid
The biggest thing to avoid prior to a Botox treatment is taking medications that will thin your blood. These products will increase your likelihood of bruising and bleeding at the injection site. Your doctor should also know if you are taking any allergy medications or sleeping aids, are pregnant, or have had any recent medical procedures or toxin injections. In addition, it’s recommended that you avoid drinking alcohol for a few days before your appointment.
Questions to Ask Your Surgeon
Don’t hesitate to ask your surgeon questions that will give you clarification on the procedure, risks, and cost. Some questions you may consider include:
- How commonly is Botox performed at your facility?
- How much Botox will I need?
- Am I a good candidate?
- What areas should I focus on?
- When will I start to see results?
To learn more about what you can expect from a Botox treatment and the actual procedure, contact the Skin and Vein Center. Our staff will help you schedule an appointment for a consultation where you will get all your questions answered by a surgeon with considerable knowledge and years of experience.