What to Expect From Your First Botox Appointment AT DERMACARE MEDICAL AESTHETICS

Published: March 23, 2024
Category: Blog

Botox injections are one of the most popular treatment options. These injections can help with migraines and are well-known for reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Your first appointment can be stressful if you don’t know what to expect. This article will review everything you need to know, so you can go into your appointment with confidence.

Initial Consultation

Before you receive a single injection, a practitioner will discuss your concerns. They’ll ask you what results you want to see to ensure you can get your desired results from your Botox treatment. They will let you know how many injections may be needed and where they will go, so you understand what to expect.

Most insurance companies don’t cover this type of treatment unless it is necessary for medical reasons. For example, some individuals who get them for migraines may have insurance that covers all or a portion of the bill. Staff will discuss this with you and let you know the complete cost of your treatment.

Before Care Plan

A practitioner will carefully review what you should avoid before getting your injections. For example, you should not drink coffee or alcohol before the appointment. Avoid using topical products, such as lotions and facial moisturizers. Instead, you want to be as natural as possible when entering your appointment. You need clean skin, so you shouldn’t wear makeup.

After Care Plan

You’ll also need to know a few things regarding follow-up care. Avoid wearing makeup for the rest of the day, so that means no applying foundation or cover-up. You’ll also want to take a few days off from the gym. Ice is okay to help reduce any potential discomfort or swelling. Most doctors recommend you don’t bend over or lean down for a few hours after your appointment and that you should sleep on your back. Your practitioner will review everything you need to know.

Personal Results

Your practitioner will discuss your results, so you know what to expect from your Botox treatment. You may not see complete results immediately. According to Mayo Clinic, these injections typically start working one to three days after treatment. However, it also depends on your specific concerns and lifestyle. Some people don’t see the full results until two weeks after treatment.

After the initial consultation, a practitioner will help you schedule an appointment. They’ll take the time to make sure this is the best treatment option for you to get the desired results. Contact us at Dermacare Med Spa when you’re ready to learn more.