What You Should Know Before Getting Botox 

Though there are many non-invasive cosmetic procedures on the market, Botox continues outperforming them all year after year. Botox is quick, relatively painless, and can dramatically minimize visible signs of aging like crow’s feet, forehead furrows, and more. If you’re not ready to go under the knife to take the years off your face or want to get ahead of the aging process, Botox is the perfect alternative. 

Here are a few things you should know before getting Botox injections to prepare you for your treatment.

It All Starts With a Consultation

Before getting Botox, schedule a consultation with a provider. A professional injector will share their knowledge on the product and thoroughly examine your facial features by asking you to smile, frown, squint, raise your eyebrows, and more. These expressions show them how your face naturally moves, so they can place the injections in the most helpful locations. Your consultation should also include a comprehensive health assessment that includes discussing any medications you take regularly, in case they interact with the Botox.

Possible Side Effects

While the price of your Botox treatments is a factor to consider, it shouldn’t be your top priority. Finding a reputable practitioner is much more vital. Complications such as lid ptosis, brow ptosis, numbness and diplopia (double vision) are more frequent with an inexperienced injector.

Bruising Is Possible

Expert injector Dr. Lisa McCoy introduces Botox just below the skin’s surface with an ultra-fine needle, which may lead to bruising and redness. These usually fade on their own in a matter of days; in the meantime, you can conceal them with cosmetics.

The Importance of Aftercare

The neuromodulator in Botox needs time to settle into the skin. For at least 24 hours after your treatment, don’t apply makeup, avoid touching your face as much as possible, sleep on your back, and steer clear of any strenuous exercises that elevate your heart rate and blood pressure. These activities could cause the toxin to spread to unintended areas and weaken its effects. t.

Ask About Botox Treatments at Ageless Aesthetics in Snoqualmie, WA

Dr. Lisa McCoy specializes in injectable treatments, including Botox and dermal fillers. She has completed advanced training with Allergan, the manufacturers of Botox, making her an expert injector and skillful artist with this non-invasive treatment. During your consultation, she will answer all your questions and provide her honest opinion on the best ways Botox can help you reach your ideal appearance. Call us today to schedule your appointment at (425) 409-2288 or contact us through our website.