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What to Expect from Your First Botox Treatment

Posted by Jazmine Foxworth on 06/21/18

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Ready for the young, fresh face you’ve been dreaming of? Botox has offered millions the chance to experience a relaxed and youthful appearance once again. Enjoy enhanced features and begin to live wrinkle free today.

It’s common to have questions and concerns before treatment but no worries—we’ve got you covered! Below we’ve shared an outline of what you can expect before, during and after treatment.

The Initial Consultation

Before the treatment, your doctor will ask you to schedule an initial consultation. During the visit, a skin care technician will discuss your goals and concerns for your Botox treatment. Your technician will work with you to manage your expectations and ensure you get the best results possible. The technician will use the consultation to build a treatment regimen that aligns with your desires and budget. The appointment is also the perfect time to ask about any questions you may have about treatment, side effects, and more.

The Botox Appointment

At the beginning of your first appointment, you’ll be asked to sign a medical consent form. Next, your technician will take a few pre-treatment photos. These photos will help you track your results throughout treatment. The initial appointment typically lasts about 30 minutes, while follow up appointments should last about 15 minutes. Your technician will describe the steps that will be taken through the procedure before starting. Remember: It’s normal to feel nervous! Be sure to eat and hydrate before your appointment to reduce nerves and calm your body. The technician will inject Botox directly into the targeted muscles using a fine needle. Injection is quick and nearly pain-free. Most patients describe the treatment as slightly uncomfortable but fast.

Immediately After Treatment

Following treatment, you’ll experience a small amount of redness and swelling. Any effects will typically subside within ten minutes. For most patients, there’s no serious pain or side effects following treatment. A few people may experience a mild headache after treatment, which can be eased with mild pain relief medication. Your skin care specialist will offer you post-treatment information outlining details on how to take care of your skin.

Schedule your initial consultation with The Medical Spa of Baton Rouge today to begin your journey to beautiful, luminous skin.