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Five Tips to Help Prepare for Your Botox Appointment

You’ve finally had enough of those fine lines and wrinkles on your face and have decided to make your first Botox appointment at Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center. After hearing nothing but rave reviews from friends and celebrities, you decide to take the plunge.

Despite how common the cosmetic treatment has become, you’re still nervous about your first time. Who wouldn’t be? How do you prepare for your first Botox session? Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center has you covered.

Find out what Botox can do for you! For any questions or concerns, get in touch with us today!

Get informed

Botox, otherwise known as botulinum toxin type A, is the most popular procedure used to diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When one injects Botox, the signals from nerves to muscles are blocked, preventing movement that stops wrinkles from forming.

Botox is also used to treat a variety of different spasm conditions in the neck, elbows, wrists, fingers, ankles and toes. Many have used it to treat sweating problems and overactive bladders as well. Botox was approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cosmetic use in 2002.

Be Honest

Let Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center know the right information before your scheduled procedure. It’s important for the staff to know whether you’re suffering from any infections or illnesses. Uptown’s team will want to make sure your procedure is safe and comfortable.

If you’re taking blood thinners, medication, supplements or herbs, let our Botox injector know. Do you have any diseases or conditions? Are you pregnant or breastfeeding? These are all things you’ll want to disclose before going under the needle.

Should You Take a Painkiller?

Most people take something to help numb the pain before any kind of medical procedure. But you will want to skip the pain meds this time around, that is unless you want to look black and blue in the face. Avoid taking anything with aspirin in it to prevent bruising, including ibuprofen or Motrin. You can say yes to Tylenol but no to Aleve.

Your Makeup Won’t last

It’s recommended you get your appointment au naturel, so don’t make the mistake of getting a full-on contoured face, it doesn’t matter. Your face will be rubbed with alcohol or an antiseptic before the Botox is injected.

After Botox

Once the session is over, make sure you don’t lie down. It’s best to sit upright. Don’t schedule a two-hour session at the gym after your Botox visit either. It’s not a good idea to do any strenuous activities at all. Also, try to stay away from alcohol. Trust us, there will be time to celebrate later, but for now, stay away from anything that thins your blood. If bruising does occur, don’t sweat it. Bruising is perfectly normal and can be treated with Topical Vitamin K and arnica or a simple ice pack.

Make Your Appointment Today

In just one Botox session at Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center, you are guaranteed results within a few days to two weeks. Find out how you can revive your face with this breakthrough treatment by scheduling a consultation. The Uptown team will provide you with the right products and treatments that will make your skin healthy and wrinkle-free.

10 Responses to “Five Tips to Help Prepare for Your Botox Appointment”

  1. Thanks for these great tips! I have an appointment for botox injection this weekend. It’s my first time going under such procedure and wanted to know what I should and shouldn’t do before my appointment. I think it’s a general rule of thumb to just go without makeup when visiting your derma. You’d almost always end up having it removed anyway. I’d be sure to remember your aftercare tips as well. Cheers!

  2. Michael Robinson

    What you said here about being completely honest at the clinic is a really important part of the process. In my opinion, it is hard for a doctor to help you feel better if he does not know what is hurting and so in this case, a doctor cannot perfectly treat you with botox if he does not know that your lips hurt. Just like you said here, they need to know about any blood thinners or infections. Thanks again for the post!

  3. I’m glad you talked about how it’s important for the staff to know whether you’re suffering from any infections or illnesses. My brother is looking to get some Botox treatments done because of some discomfort in his neck. I think I will talk to him about being honest with his dermatologist so no problems occur.

  4. James Anderson

    I didn’t know that aside from preventing wrinkles to form, botox is also used to treat various spasm conditions in different areas of the body. I have sweaty palms, and I think this may be a good way to reduce it. I’ll check with an expert to see if it is possible for me to get this treatment. Thanks for the information!

  5. My aunt wants to look fresh and young for my cousin’s wedding. It was mentioned here that she can prepare for Botox treatment by being honest with the dermatologist. Moreover, it’s best to see a professional for a botox treatment for quality service.

  6. Kenneth Gladman

    My wife has been really interested in getting these botox procedures done. The sun has caused some wrinkles on her face that she wants to get rid of. I just want to learn as much about it as I can before she has it done. I appreciate your advice on taking some time to rest after the procedure is done.

  7. Vanessa Blair

    My aunt wants to have a firmer skin for my cousin’s wedding. It was explained here that when planning to have botox she should be honest and be well informed with the treatment that she will get herself into. Furthermore, it’s advisable to go to professionals when planning to have botox treatment.

  8. Thanks for sharing this advice on getting Botox. Botox injections seem like a great idea. It’s amazing that it can take years off your face, just by injecting some padding into strategic places. My wife is really concerned about her crow’s feet, so I’ll tell her about this.

  9. It’s interesting the Botox is also used to treat different types of spasm conditions! My mom is considering getting Botox in order to help with her migraines actually. However, it’s amazing to be aware of all the different circumstances that Botox can assist with other than cosmetic!

  10. Thank you for suggesting that you should be honest about medications, health conditions, and other conditions with your doctor. My sister is wanting to get some Botox treatments and I think she should make sure and find the best place possible to get them at. Hopefully, we can both do some research and find the perfect services for her.

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