So, you’re thinking about getting first time Botox. Whether you’re looking to smooth out wrinkles, lift your brow, or just want to turn back the clock a few years, Botox is a popular choice for a reason. But if you’re feeling a little nervous about taking the plunge, fear not – here’s a quick look at what you can expect from your first Botox appointment.
What can you expect from your first time Botox treatment?
First things first: what exactly is Botox? It’s a prescription medication made from a purified protein that is injected into specific muscles in the face. When it’s injected, it relaxes those muscles, which can help to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. Sounds simple enough, right?
Now, on to the fun stuff: what should you expect during your appointment? Well, first of all, don’t be surprised if your injector asks you to make a few different facial expressions. They’ll be looking for specific muscles to target, and seeing how those muscles move can help them determine the best injection points. (Yes, this means you’ll probably be asked to furrow your brow, pout your lips, and do your best “surprised” face – embrace the absurdity of it all!)
Once they’ve identified the injection points, your injector will clean your skin with an alcohol pad and then begin administering the injections. The needles are tiny and thin, so the injections themselves are generally pretty painless – some people describe it as a little pinch, while others say they don’t feel much of anything at all. (Tip: if you’re worried about the pain factor, you can ask for a numbing cream to be applied to your skin beforehand.)
The whole process usually takes about 20-30 minutes, and once it’s done, you’re free to go about your day as normal. You might have a little redness or swelling at the injection sites, but that should subside within a few hours. (Pro tip: try to avoid massaging or rubbing the injected areas for the first few hours, as that can cause the Botox to spread to other muscles.)
So, what are the results like? You can expect to see a noticeable improvement in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines within a few days, with full results visible within about a week. And the best part? Results from Botox treatments typically last for several months, so you can enjoy a smoother, more youthful appearance for longer.
Ready to give Botox a try? Contact us to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
January 3, 2023