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3 Tips to Prepare for a Botox Treatment

There are a few things you need to know about what to expect when getting Botox for the first time. Making sure you’re prepared ahead of time will set you up for success down the road, and you’ll be much more likely to be happy with the results. Read on to find out more about 3 tips to prepare for a Botox treatment.

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Inform Yourself about Botox
If you haven’t done so already, take some time to gather some information about Botox. You might want to know about the drug itself, potential risks, and review the results of others who have had Botox. Some of the most common reasons for getting Botox are:
Smoothing facial wrinkles
Improving the appearance of your skin
Controlling severe underarm sweating
Calming cervical dystonia, a neurological condition that causes severe muscle contraction in the neck and shoulders
Reducing uncontrollable blinking
Relieving strabismus, which causes misaligned eyes
Preventing chronic migraines
Controlling an overactive bladder. Source: wikiHow

Be Transparent with Your Doctor
For your safety, tell your doctor as much about your medical history as possible so he/she can determine whether you are a good candidate to receive cosmetic Botox. Tell your doctor:
What medication, supplements, herbs, etc. you are taking
What allergies you have
If you have any medical conditions, illnesses, or diseases
If you have or will have any medical procedures (i.e. recent Botox, surgery, other treatments, etc.)
If you are pregnant, breast-feeding, or trying to conceive
Anything else you can think of
If this is your first time getting Botox, tell your doctor. Some doctors may be more conservative with first time Botox patients to gauge how the patient will react to the Botox and to give a better long-term result.  Source: SkinAcea

Avoid Certain Medications
One of the best things you can do to minimize the possibility of a small injection site bruise is to avoid any aspirin or aspirin containing products. This will include similar medications, including ibuprofen, Alleve®, Motrin®, and most over the counter analgesic pain medications other than acetominophen(Tylenol®). If you take prescription medications that thin your blood, including (but not limited to) Coumadin® (warfarin) and Plavix®, you should be aware that you are more likely to have bruising from your injections. If you smoke, your likelihood of bruising is also increased. If you bruise easily, you may choose to take a natural supplement called Arnica Montanna. This has been associated with a decreased incidence of bruising. Source: Chow.MD

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(604) 580-2464



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