5 Things to Know Before BOTOX®
As we age, the quality and condition of the skin are evident signs of aging, especially in our delicate facial features. When we notice wrinkles and fine lines, we look for ways to eliminate these aging characteristics.
BOTOX® Cosmetic is a very famous, non-invasive solution to smooth out lines and give you a naturally younger, more vibrant appearance. However, there are a lot of misconceptions and unsafe methods of Botox carried out by non-professionals. So before you get the treatment, here are five important things to know before considering Botox.
1. Qualifications and Credentials
Botox is not a surgical procedure, so many people get qualified to perform this treatment. Some patients even throw “Botox parties” where they receive the injections at home. Regardless of how and where you get it done, it’s critical to ensure the injector is qualified to provide Botox. If you have someone unskilled administering injections, it most likely will end with horrible results.
2. Consider Your Health
Medical conditions, including multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders, will significantly decrease your chances of being a good Botox candidate. This also holds true for those who have had facial infections in the past. When seeking Botox, it’s important to inform your provider of all medical records and rely on their professional expertise to determine your candidacy. Additionally, Botox is not recommended for pregnant or nursing women.
3. The Risks of Botox
Most cosmetic enhancement procedures carry some risk. Some patients experience headaches, nausea, redness, bruising, facial sagging, and trouble swallowing and breathing after Botox. However, this doesn’t mean that it will happen to you, but it’s always good to be aware of the risks involved prior to treatment.
4. Your Botox Results
Before and after photos are very helpful to visualize the results of Botox, especially from the healthcare professional administering your injections. If you are not satisfied with their past results on other patients, you most likely won’t love yours. When it comes to your appearance, never settle for anything you don’t feel comfortable with.
5. Maintaining Your Results
Botox results are not permanent and generally last up to 3 months. That means, to keep your beautiful, natural results, you need to receive injections every three months or as advised by the healthcare professional. Think of Botox as an investment for maintaining your beauty.
As always, ask your questions about Botox to ensure you’re making an informed decision. If you are interested in Botox Cosmetic in Boca Raton, Florida, contact our practice today to schedule your initial consultation.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.