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What to Expect When Getting Botox for the First Time

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Botox treatment has been around for more than 25 years. Today, it is the most common cosmetic procedure performed and has successfully removed lines and wrinkles in millions of patients over the years with unprecedented levels of safety. Nevertheless, you are still the only one that can determine if Botox is right for you.

If you’re considering getting botox, it’s normal to wonder what will happen. Here’s a quick guide to getting Botox with our cosmetic physicians at Reflections Center for Cosmetic Medicine.

Your Botox Consultation

First, you will schedule a Botox appointment to talk to one of our experienced cosmetic physicians about your goals for your Botox treatment and any concerns you may have. All of our cosmetic physicians have many years of experience injecting Botox in New Jersey and they can easily answer all your questions. Together, you will come up with a Botox treatment plan that is right for you based on your preferences and our professional recommendation.

How to Prepare For Botox

If you are planning a Botox treatment, we will ask you to suspend taking any anti-inflammatory and blood-thinning medications or aspirin for one week before your appointment, as with any injectable. It is preferred to refrain from taking medications that can increase bruising for a few days, such as vitamin E, fish oil, aspirin and anti-inflammatory agents. However medications prescribed for health conditions should not be discontinued. It is also best to avoid alcohol during the week before the treatment. These steps help reduce the rare chance of bruising in the treated area. Aside from these steps, there is no other preparation required for Botox treatments.

The Botox Injection Procedure

Botox treatments only take a few minutes. There is no anesthesia required. To begin, the injection site will be sterilized. Your cosmetic physician will use a very fine needle to inject Botox into specific facial muscles just under the skin. There is little to no discomfort during the process. After the injections are done, you’re free to go about your daily routine and return to your normal activities.

Your Botox Results

It usually takes a few days to see your Botox results – you may notice improvement within 3-4 days but it can take up to two weeks for the product to fully take hold. Results can last from two to six months, with three to four months being the average.

The side effects of Botox are very minor. Most patients experience only a little redness at the injection sites but this fades within a few hours. Our cosmetic physicians will give you a short list of aftercare instructions designed to produce the best results.

Everyone reacts a little differently to Botox. If you’ve never had Botox before, we’ll usually be conservative during your first treatment session and have you return in one week to see if additional Botox is required. This way you get a great, natural-looking result without being “overdone” and looking like a Real Housewife. Once we know how you react to Botox, we’ll have your treatment perfectly dialed in for future visits.

Schedule Your Free Consultation With One Of Our Cosmetic Physicians

If you’re interested in exploring the world of Botox injections, our experts can help. To schedule a free cosmetic consultation, contact our Bridgewater and Livingston office by calling or filling out our online form.