BOTOX® is a popular form of cosmetic treatment for multiple reasons. For one, it’s helped many people to reduce wrinkles on their faces. If you have a BOTOX® appointment, there some steps you can take to prepare yourself for the treatment. Ensuring adequate preparation for your appointment will allow you to have the most positive experience possible. Below are a few tips on how to best prepare for your BOTOX® appointment.
Avoid Certain Medications
Prescription drugs are made of chemicals that might cause complications during some cosmetic treatments. It’s recommended that you avoid products containing aspirin as they can cause bruising around injection points. Other drugs you should keep away from when preparing for your BOTOX® appointment include Tylenol, Alleve, Motrin, Plavix, Warfarin and Ibuprofen.
Additionally, you should not smoke or drink regularly. To avoid complications during treatment, you need to quit using alcohol, cigarettes, blood-thinning medications, as well as over-the-counter painkillers before your appointment.
Inform Yourself About BOTOX®
BOTOX® is an ideal solution for facial lines and wrinkles. Before coming in for your appointment, it’s important to understand what you’re getting yourself into. BOTOX® works by blocking the nerves that lead to your facial muscles. This process prevents movement of muscles, thereby discouraging wrinkles from forming.
Be Truthful and Ask Questions During Your Consultation
Tell our specialists everything we need to know about your health and medical history. Discuss any skin treatment, health conditions, allergic reactions or illnesses you’ve had before. If you’re breastfeeding, pregnant or trying to conceive, be sure to mention that as well.
Note down a list of questions you’d like to ask when you visit our office for the first time. The notes will help you remember whatever you wish to ask during your consultation before your BOTOX® appointment.
Feel free to ask about the practitioner’s experience in delivering BOTOX® treatments, the cost of treatment and how many sessions you’ll need. Asking these types of questions will enable you to make an informed decision and have realistic expectations.
Ready for Your BOTOX® Appointment?
If you’re ready for your BOTOX® appointment, be sure to arrange an initial consultation with us at MacMed Spa. Contact us today to book your appointment at our office in Framingham, Hopedale, or Milford!