Cosmetic Dermatology: Getting Better Results from Botox
Whether you’re considering Botox injections for the very first time or you’ve been getting them regularly for a while now, it’s always a good idea to know how you can get the most out of this procedure. Here are a few key tips to help you get the best results from Botox injections.
Don’t Skip Your Consultation
A consultation with a licensed, experienced cosmetic dermatologist is crucial to getting the best possible results from Botox injections. During a consultation for this type of cosmetic dermatology service, your facial movements and wrinkles will be carefully examined. This careful planning ensures that your Botox injections help achieve the desired wrinkle-reduction results that you want. In addition, your consultation allows you to start building trust and a relationship with your dermatologist.
Be 100% Candid About Medications You’re Taking
Whether you’re on a prescription antidepressant or you’re taking over-the-counter vitamin supplements, it’s important that you divulge every medication or over-the-counter substance you’re currently taking. Some of these substances may have a blood-thinning effect, which can contribute to bruising during your injection appointment. In order to properly advise you on what preparations to make before your injections, your dermatologist needs to have this information. Not only is this a matter of better results, it’s a matter of your safety.
Follow Aftercare Instructions Carefully
Your dermatologist wouldn’t give you specific aftercare instructions if they didn’t want you to have the best results from your wrinkle reducer injections. Following your doctor’s Botox aftercare instructions to the letter is one of the best ways to ensure you get the best results from your injections. For example, if you’re required to abstain from drinking alcohol for a certain period of time after your procedure, don’t go out and have a glass of wine with lunch immediately following your Botox injections. If you have questions or concerns about following your aftercare instructions, make sure you bring them up with your dermatologist. They can then advise you on the best course of action to maintain optimal Botox results.
Don’t Touch or Massage the Injection Site
Touching or massaging your Botox injection site after your procedure can cause major issues with the quality of your injections. Not only can this cause bruising, but massaging the injection site can cause the Botox to spread to other areas where you may not have wanted it. In addition, that means the Botox will lose its effectiveness at the actual injection site. In addition, any other skin treatments like facials or unauthorized products may have adverse effects on your Botox results. It’s important to avoid these things for at least 24 hours. If your dermatologist has made a different recommendation for you specifically, make sure you follow that instruction.
Botox injections can help reduce eye wrinkles, maintain a more youthful appearance, and more. Just make sure you understand how to work with your dermatologist to achieve the best results! If you have questions about getting the best results from Botox injections, schedule an appointment with North Pacific Dermatology today.