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.
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.
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.
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.