Injecting something into your face can seem quite scary. If you usually shy away from needles, then it’s even more so. Fortunately, Botox is a wrinkle relaxer that has FDA approval. You can rest assured that it’s far safer to use than many other injectables for sale.
If you think you’re ready for that youthful glow, then it’s time to do your homework. Here are a few of the many things you need to know before you use Botox or other wrinkle relaxers.
You Don’t Look “Frozen”
Critics will raise their eyebrows at you when you say you’re going to get Botox, with many then going on to tell you that you’ll end up looking frozen. Of course, there will be some movement restriction, but conservative amounts of Botox will still let you show plenty of emotion. Botox relaxes your wrinkles, but it doesn’t affect your facial muscles that help you make expressions.
There Are Things You Need to Avoid Before Botox
Your qualified and experienced Botox specialist will tell you everything you need to avoid before your treatment. Anticoagulants are the most important. Stay away from ibuprofen, aspirin, and anything that can stop your blood from clotting and increase the risk of bruising.
Fish oil, green tea, ginger, red wine, cinnamon, and multi-vitamins are also a no-no in the seven days before your Botox treatment. These ingredients can prevent clotting as well.
Your Technician Shouldn’t Rush It
A first-time Botoxer shouldn’t be able to make an appointment and get the wrinkle relaxers right away. They should make a consultation appointment so they can learn your face, smile, and find out how you frown and raise your eyebrows. The most experienced specialist will want to do a full facial evaluation so that post-Botox, you’re still “you”.
It Doesn’t Get Rid of All Wrinkles
After Botox, you don’t want to look like a Snapchat filter. Botox doesn’t remove all wrinkles, only those that form when you make a facial expression. Botox is a muscle relaxer, so it smooths them out and offers that youthful look in the process.
Don’t Look for a Bargain
Discounted Botox and wrinkle fillers can be bad news – especially if you don’t know or trust the establishment offering them. If there is a dramatic price difference between Botox from one supplier to another, then you have to ask why. Is their product legal? Do they have certified cosmetic nurses carrying out the treatment? Is the product from overseas or an “off” brand?
If you have a lot of questions before your Botox injections, then don’t be afraid to ask. A specialist cosmetic nurse or doctor can talk you through the treatment, so you’re as comfortable as possible.