If you are preparing to have a Botox procedure, you need to have as well prepared as possible beforehand. Here is some information that will help you have the best experience possible.
The most important step is choosing the doctor you feel most comfortable with and is also the most qualified to perform your procedure. It is very important that he or she is board certified, because Botox injections require a great deal of skill. Ideally, you will find a doctor who specializes in procedures involving the face.
When you are talking to different doctors, be upfront with your medical history so that they can help you determine whether or not you are a god candidate. Tell them the exact medications and supplements you are taking, the allergies that you have, and whatever illnesses or other medical conditions you have. Also, let them know if you have previously had Botox or any other type of cosmetic procedures performed before, and whether or not you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or breastfeeding feeding.
You should have extensive conversations with all the doctors you are considering in order to make absolutely sure that Botox is right for you. It is very important that your expectations are realistic, and a reputable doctor will be honest with you. He or she will tell you what the procedure can do for your skin and what it can not. For example, if you have facial wrinkles, a doctor may suggest a different type of procedure, such as a filler.
Look at before and after pictures so that you and your doctor are both on the same page regarding exactly what you want to accomplish through your Botox treatment. Different doctors may have different ideas as to the type of look they feel would be best for you. While you might not think a certain aesthetic impact would be attractive, one of the doctors you're considering may feel differently. It is critical that both you and your physician share the same opinion in this area.
Ask as many questions as you can possibly think of. Make a list if necessary and take it with you to your consultation. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Also, make sure you are completely educated regarding any possible complications that may arise, and what the doctor will do if you are not pleased with the results.
About a week before your procedure is scheduled, you will need to stop taking medications such as ibuprofen (an ingredient found in pain relievers such as Motrin, Advil, and Aleve) and aspirin, because these can thin the blood. You'll also need to stop taking fish oil, Vitamin E, ginseng, and other supplements. By doing so, you'll reduce the risk of taking taking place after your injections.