What to Expect from Your First Botox®️ Treatment

What to Expect from Your First Botox®️ Treatment

When the passing of years start to catch up with you, fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and across your forehead can start to affect your self-confidence. Fortunately, there’s a way to get rid of these telltale signs of aging. 

The ear, nose, and throat specialists at ENT of New Orleans, with offices in Chalmette, Harvey, New Orleans, and Marrero, Louisiana, provide safe, effective Botox®️ injections. Getting this cosmetic treatment administered by licensed health professionals is the best and safest course of action.

What you need to know about Botox

Botox Cosmetic is the top nonsurgical cosmetic procedure in the United States, with around 7.5 million Botox treatments being done every year. If you have forehead wrinkles or crows feet, Botox can smooth away these lines and make you look younger.

Botox Cosmetic injections contain onabotulinumtoxin A, which is an FDA-approved, purified toxin that can temporarily paralyze small muscles in your face. In addition to keeping wrinkles from forming when you smile, laugh, or talk, it also gives the skin layers of your face time to heal.

With repeated injections, it may even be possible for your body tol work at slowly remodeling your skin over time. Some researchers think that the ongoing stimulation of injectables may spur the production of collagen and elastin, which can naturally work to fill in wrinkles and lines. Ideally, this would mean you can use less Botox and space treatments further apart.

Getting ready for your first Botox appointment

Before you book your appointment, there are a few things you should do:

Review your medications, supplements, and herbal remedies

You should always ask your physician about any medicines or over-the-counter remedies you may be taking before you have any sort of cosmetic work done. You might need to stop taking certain things for a day or two before and after Botox.

Reschedule facial treatments and pick up supplies

If you’ve planned any facials, chemical peels, or tanning, postpone them until after your Botox treatment. Pick up some arnica so you can apply it topically to reduce bruising, and stock up on ice so you can keep your face cold after your injections. 

Think about the timing of your treatment

Most people can go right back to their day after Botox, but for your first time you might want to schedule in the afternoon then take the rest of the day off. This will give you room to relax and treat any potential bruising or swelling that might occur. These side effects usually last no more than a day or so, but you might want to think twice about scheduling right before a wedding or high school reunion.

Your first Botox treatment

We go over everything with you before we start the injections, and you’ll be able to see the equipment. We can usually do a Botox treatment in just a few minutes, with three to five injections, depending on whether you’re getting crows feet or forehead lines treated.

Once we’re done, you relax for a minute to make sure you don’t have an adverse reaction, then you’re free to go. You can schedule your next Botox treatment as you leave, or call us later to schedule. 

Ready to get going with Botox? Schedule a consultation with the team at ENT of New Orleans by calling the location closest to you or requesting an appointment online.

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