• What to Know Before Beginning Botox Treatments

What to Know Before Beginning Botox Treatments

It’s not hard to find a clinic that will inject Botox or fillers into your face to help plump up your cheeks and reduce the look of aging. However if it’s your first time then the needles, the liquids, and even the overall experience can seem a little scary.

Botox Treatments

If you’ve never done it before and you’re thinking about making a visit to the clinic, there are a few things you need to think about before you go.

Here are some items to note before beginning Botox treatments:

Price

You should be charged per unit of Botox, not per session. Everyone’s face is different and depending on the intensity of your lines and wrinkles you may need a higher dose, which may cost you more money. Generally Botox treatments cost anywhere from $200-$500 per treatment, which is a small price to pay for such a big difference in your appearance. This is comparable to the price of disposable contact lenses.

Results

Be patient, because it may take a couple of days before the effects of Botox really kick in.

You may be encouraged to go all-in during your first session, but remember that less is usually more. It’s good to keep in mind that you can return for more Botox but you can’t return to have it removed.

One of the biggest benefits of Botox besides smoothing out already existing wrinkles, is that it helps to prevent the development of new lines. If the face can’t move dramatically, it can’t form wrinkles!

Pain

You may experience some slight discomfort in the area that was injected, but this will only last for a maximum of one day and it’s generally extremely mild. Any swelling is typically gone within a couple of hours. The whole procedure only takes about 10-20 minutes.

Getting Rid of your Results

Botox usually lasts for anywhere from 3-6 months. Depending on how fast your metabolism is, you may absorb the Botox quicker than the average person, and may need to return for injections more frequently.

The only way to remove Botox from your system is to let your body naturally digest it. Some websites suggest massaging your face or adding heat (like soaking in a sauna) to remove the results quicker, but this runs the risk of agitating and creating more folds in your skin. The best way to avoid any disappointing results is to ensure your Botox is injected by a medical professional.

Take the time to enjoy your beautiful new face and let your body ride it out au natural!

November 19, 2014
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