When you pay for Botox injections to get rid of the wrinkles on your face, you want to make sure that you are getting what you are paying for. There are specific steps you can take to ensure that your Botox injections give you the results that you want.
#1 Work with a Registered Cosmetic Surgeon
The first thing you need to do is make sure that you are working with a registered cosmetic surgeon. This is not the time to go to your local salon or try some at-home injections. Botox is a medical procedure, and you want a qualified medical professional. When Botox is injected in improperly, it can leave your face looking frozen and strange, instead of younger and smoother. Make sure that the professional you are working with is a registered cosmetic surgeon; they should have their credentials hanging up in their office.
#2 Let Your Doctor Know About Other Medical Treatments
Before undergoing Botox, your cosmetic surgeon should review your medical history with you. When they review your medical history, make sure that you let them know about any medications, supplements, vitamins, and herbal remedies that you may be taking. Even if the items you are taking are over-the-counter, you should still let your surgeon know.
A variety of medications, supplements, vitamins and herbal remedies can thin your blood. Your surgeon will generally recommend that you go off any medication with blood thinning properties a few days before your procedure in order to minimize the impact of bruising.
#3 Stay Still During the Procedure
During the procedure, make an extra effort to stay still and not move your face unless instructed to by your surgeon. Staying still will help ensure that each injection goes right where it should go. Staying still also helps reduce bruising following the procedure. Your surgeon may ask you to move your face at specific points during the procedure; it is okay to move your face at that point. Just follow your surgeon's instructions and stay as still as possible for most of the procedure.
#4 Take Care of the Injection Site Following the Procedure
Following the procedure, keep your hands to yourself. Don't massage the injection site as this can actually cause the Botox to be spread to unintended areas. That also means that you should avoid getting any type of skin treatment of facials as well.
If you want to reduce the appearances of bruises, you are going to want to hold an ice pack to your face after the procedure. Be sure to wrap the ice pack up in a towel, apply it for twenty minutes, and then remove it for twenty minutes.