What to Know Before Getting Botox for the First Time

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If you’re tired of looking in the mirror and seeing lines and wrinkles, saggy skin, or crow’s feet, then it’s time to pursue a solution to improve your appearance. Botox is widely regarded as one of the safest and most effective treatments to help people eliminate signs of aging. You may have formed an opinion of Botox cosmetic treatments based on what other people have said, but we are here to present the facts so you know exactly what to expect when getting a Botox injection for the first time.

Who Makes A Good Candidate For Botox?

Botox injections are generally safe for people over the age of 18 and are in generally good health. People who have a history of neuromuscular diseases or are nursing or pregnant should not get Botox treatments. Of course, you should visit your medical aesthetician before committing to getting a Botox injection to ensure you don’t have any underlying health concerns. After your consultation, you can begin thinking about the areas you want to treat.

What To Expect Before, During, And After A Botox Treatment

Before you get your first Botox injection, the consultation with your medical aesthetician is invaluable. You’ll learn everything you need to know about Botox and every question you have will be answered thoroughly. Depending on your medical history and other factors, the medical aesthetician might suggest that you refrain from certain medications a week or so before your treatment, avoid drinking alcohol, or other minor suggestions.

Most first-time Botox patients want to know what happens during the treatment and if it will hurt. Everyone’s pain tolerance is different, but a Botox injection generally doesn’t feel as bad as people think. Even people who are afraid of needles are surprised because the needles are so small and the level of pain is lower than getting their blood drawn. Hillside Medical Clinic even offers a pain relief system called Nitronox to minimize discomfort.

Once your Botox treatment is complete, the main side effect you’ll notice immediately are small dots or bumps on the skin. This is normal and should subside no more than an hour after your treatment. Your medical aesthetician might suggest refraining from exercising or sweating 24-48 hours after your treatment, but most other activities can be resumed as normal, shortly after your treatment. Everyone responds to treatments differently, but you should see positive results in 3-4 days.

How Long Does Botox Last?

One of the biggest questions people have is how long do the Botox results last. The positive effects of Botox can last up to six months before it’s time to get another treatment. Botox treatments do not lead to permanent results, but new treatments can be performed once the results wear off. The length of time for the results depends on many factors, including your metabolism, how often you exercise, the severity of the damaged skin, and more.

Hillside Medical Clinic’s Approach To Botox

Hillside Medical Clinic wants you to feel completely confident and comfortable during your Botox treatment. We understand there are plenty of anti-aging products for you to choose from, and we will help you sort through them all at your initial consultation. Everyone has different skin conditions they deal with, so no two treatments will be the same. Our goal is to turn the vision you have for your skin into a reality, and Botox treatments are often the best option.

We are proud to be one of the top medical spas and provide the best possible services to every patient. Our medical aestheticians are trained to know exactly which cosmetic services are best for each patient and can effectively administer the treatments. We will never suggest a treatment that we don’t believe will be effective or that you wouldn’t be comfortable with. Your journey to clear, smooth, and healthy skin begins with an initial consultation with one of our qualified medical aestheticians, so contact us today to schedule yours.

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