How to prep for Botox
The reasons why patients decide to receive Botox treatment are many. Some want to remove fine lines and wrinkles, while others what to treat more serious conditions chronic migraines. Whatever the reason, Botox is a great way to help you feel better and achieve a more youthful appearance. And the best part is Botox treatment doesn’t involve surgery or downtime. If you’re looking into getting Botox treatment, here’s what to do beforehand for best results.
1. Do your homework. Talk to your doctor about whether or not Botox is really what’s best for you. For example, you may actually benefit more by getting dermal fillers instead of Botox, so know all your options before you make a decision.
2. Have realistic expectations. While Botox can greatly improve your appearance, you need to make sure what you’re expecting and the actual results are the same. One of the best ways to do this is to make sure both you and your physician are clear about the areas on your face you want to treat, how you want them to be fixed and what the ideal result may be.
3. Be completely honest with your doctor. While you may feel the need to keep some of your medical history under wraps for whatever reason, it’s important that you come clean with your doctor for your own safety in order to determine if you’re a good candidate for Botox. Divulge information on medications your taking, allergies you have, if you’re pregnant or breasfeeding, and anything else that seems important. And if you’ve never had Botox before, tell your doctor. He or she may want to be more conservative with your treatment if it’s the first time.
4. Ask lots of questions. List all the questions you want to ask your doctor at your consultation and don’t forget to bring it with you. Common questions include risks, side effects, cost and after-care.
Are you ready to see how Botox can benefit you?
To learn more about the benefits Botox, or if you’re interested in any of the other dermatologic services we provide, contact Westerville Dermatology online or by calling 614.895.0400 today to schedule an appointment.