What to Know Before Getting Botox

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What to Know Before Getting Botox


Botox is the most well known and most commonly chosen filler to make your skin retain its elasticity. Before getting Botox injections there are a few things you should make sure you do.

The first thing that is essential to know before receiving Botox shots is the importance of complete transparency with your technician. In the interest of your personal safety, it is very important to disclose any and all medical history and information that may be pertinent to the service you are about to receive. This includes any allergies you may have, any medications, supplements, etc. that you are taking, any medical conditions, illnesses or diseases and anything else that you can think of that may affect the outcome of the procedure and your overall health.

Next, once you are absolutely sure that Botox is the right fit, you must make sure that you are on the same page as your technician. It may seem like a no brainer, but ensuring that you speak with them about the areas you want treated and how you would like them to be fixed is obviously a very important part of the process. If what is commonly known as “frozen face” is your technician’s end goal and you have different wishes, you better make sure to let them know you are looking for a more natural look; otherwise you may end up extremely disappointed by the results of your treatment.

Having realistic expectations about what the end result will be is also very important. Understanding what Botox can and can’t do will help limit disappointment post-procedure.

Finally, discontinuing the use of any medication that can thin out your blood will greatly reduce the risk of bruising and swelling. This includes aspirin, ibuprofen, vitamin E, Ginseng and many others. Make sure to look up any meds you may be taking daily to see if they thin the blood. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Your technician is there to get you the results you are looking for and that can’t happen without an open line of communication. Ask any questions that may reduce your stress and put your mind at ease before the process. They are there to accommodate your needs; nobody else’s.

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