If you are concerned about fine lines and wrinkles, outpatient cosmetic procedures like Botox® injections help you look younger. Botox injections help relax and smooth tense facial muscles to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. You may be nervous if you have never had this treatment before. Knowing what to expect can help you feel more confident about the procedure, so you can achieve the aesthetic results you desire. Here are three things to know about your first Botox injection.
Follow Preparation Instructions Prior to Your Appointment
Before your first Botox injection, there are a few things you need to do to prepare for your appointment. Your aesthetic expert can give you a list of instructions to follow during your initial consultation. You may need to avoid certain products that increase the risk of bruising, such as ibuprofen, alcohol and certain vitamin supplements.
Expect Mild Sensations During the Botox Injection Process
Before the Botox injection, your skin will be cleaned to remove any makeup or bacteria. Topical numbing medication can be applied if you are concerned about pain. Most patients typically need more than one injection during their session. You may still experience mild, temporary stinging sensations during the injections. Some individuals experience a burning or pinching sensation as the needle is injected into their facial muscles.
Recovery After a Botox Injection
After your Botox injection, you may notice slight bumps on your skin. These marks are normal and fade within an hour after your session. Individuals can also experience some bruising, redness or a headache temporarily after the procedure. You will be given post-procedure instructions to follow to care for your skin during recovery. Avoid rubbing your face and using facial cleansers or moisturizers for a few days.
Ready for Your First Botox Injection?
A Botox injection can take years off your face and restore your self-confidence in your appearance. Westside Aesthetics specializes in Botox injections and other non-invasive cosmetic enhancements delivered in an intimate and luxurious setting. Dr. Rivkin and the friendly staff are dedicated to ensuring your first-time experience is as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Schedule your consultation today.