Around 11 million people worldwide use Botox to treat fine lines and wrinkles, or as a preventive measure.
If you have decided to have Botox injections to update your appearance, you may have some anxiety about your first session. Luckily, there are some things you can do to prepare for Botox, even though some anxiety about the procedure is normal.
When you choose Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa, you’ll enjoy being in the care of our professional staff. In fact we are the ONLY Medspa in the entire country that has 2 AMI master-level trainers for Allegan medical (the manufacturer of Botox). So rest assured when you visit us, you are in extremely capable and well-trained hands! We offer 10 ways to prepare for your Botox appointment!
1. Understand What to Expect
The most common concern for first-time patients is discomfort from the procedure. The good news is that receiving a Botox injection is seamless for most patients.
You should be aware that any injection has the potential of causing Botox side effects like bruising, swelling, or redness.
Although the treatment does include the use of a needle, the needle is so tiny that you hardly notice any discomfort at all. If you have pierced ears, you ought to be well-prepared for Botox injections. Following your treatment, you can resume your regular activities right away as there is little downtime.
2. Don’t Use Any Painkillers Before the Procedure
Colair’s registered nurses frequently advise against taking any painkillers prior to your appointment. Common drugs like aspirin and ibuprofen will actually make you more prone to bleeding and bruising.
Additionally, you may bruise more easily as a result of the injections if you take prescription blood thinners. It is essential to disclose any medications you may be taking to our nurses during your consultation before starting any medical treatment.
3. Understand Results
You probably thought about having injections for a while, and now that your first session is coming up, you’ll be ready to see the results. Be aware that you might need to practice patience for a few days.
While it is normal to have to wait up to fourteen days, some people have substantial improvements within a few days. Your results should last up to four months, after which it is advised that you repeat the procedure.
4. Know How Long the Procedure Will Take
You spent significantly more time this morning looking in the mirror at your face than it will take to have Botox injections!
Although you may have thought about getting Botox for months, the process itself is rather short and simple. You’ll be able to resume your normal activities right away and get on with your day as usual with no issues.
5. Stay Hydrated
Water is essential to consume both before and after your appointment. Drinking water will improve the appearance of your results and hydrate your skin.
Dehydration headaches can be avoided by maintaining a healthy hydration level. Plus, regular hydration will help to lessen the discomfort of the injections’ adverse effects and symptoms.
Drinking half your body weight in ounces of water each day is advised. A 150-pound person, for instance, needs to consume at least 75 ounces of water each day.
Another way to increase your hydration is by receiving regular IV vitamin therapy at Colair. Many of our patients schedule regular drip therapy appointments on a monthly basis to receive the hydration they need.
6. Use Arnica Gel to Reduce Swelling
If you wish, you may apply Arnica gel to all of the injection sites to cut down on bruising and swelling after the treatment. Arnica gel can help speed up the healing process and will soothe the applied areas.
Our registered nurse will apply some immediately after your procedure to begin reducing inflammation and bruising. Our shop also offers this for sale to make it easier for you to keep on hand when you go home.
7. Avoid Irritating Skin Products Before Your Appointment
Concentrate on keeping your skin’s pH level adjusted during the week leading up to your treatment. In the days leading up to your treatment, try to stay away from harsh exfoliation procedures, face waxing visits, chemical peels, and other things that can irritate your skin.
To receive the finest effects, your skin should be in balance the day of your session rather than irritated.
8. Work Out Before Your Appointment
It’s totally fine if you want to exercise on the day of your visit. Make sure to do it before your appointment, though, and don’t wait until after.
After receiving your injections, you must wait at least 24 hours before engaging in strenuous exercise in the gym. To ensure that you are prepared for your treatment, schedule your appointment for after your workout.
How to Prepare For Botox
It’s crucial to research any medical procedure before having it done. Now that you’re aware of these top tips for how to prepare for Botox, you are ready to have your first round of injections!
You can enter your appointment with complete confidence in your injections, our nurse and your results once you’ve made the necessary preparations.
Reducing anxiety can be greatly helped by being aware of what to anticipate before you arrive for your first session. You can ask us any questions about your first Botox appointment when you schedule your free consultation with Colair. We look forward to seeing you!