BOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular procedure that provides effective results in a non-invasive manner. If you’re joining thousands of other patients and getting the procedure for the first time, you’re likely wondering what to expect. Review the guide below to learn all the basics and you’ll feel more confident going into your appointment.
How to Prepare
For one week leading up to your procedure, avoid anything that may thin your blood. This includes ibuprofen, aspirin, fish oil, alcohol, and vitamin E supplements. Doing this will minimize skin bruising and any potential bleeding after the injections.
How It Feels
There will be multiple injections in different areas of your face. The needles are tiny, so the sensation is similar to having an acupuncture treatment done. Most people describe it as a mild pinching and each injection only takes a few seconds. If you’re still worried about discomfort, your doctor can apply a topical numbing cream beforehand.
After Your Appointment
Immediately after the appointment, you may have a little bit of redness, swelling or bruising. This should go away within a day or two. Results usually last for three to four months.
What It Does
People tend to assume that BOTOX® Cosmetic just smooths out wrinkles to eliminate them. While it does do this, what it mainly accomplishes is relaxing the movement in the facial muscles. In addition to reducing the appearance of existing wrinkles, this prevents the development of new ones.
To restore your youth, go to an experienced doctor who will keep you comfortable throughout the procedure and offer reliable results. Dr. Christina Robins and her team at RevitaLife offer a full range of services, including BOTOX® Cosmetic, in St. Louis, MO, and surrounding areas. Their other competitively priced services to help you look and feel your best include medical weight loss, microneedling, PRP therapy and other procedures. Learn more about their services online or call (314) 475-3126 to schedule an appointment.