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What to Do Before Getting Botox Injections
Botox injections can eliminate wrinkles, lines and furrows – making you appear much younger! Properly preparing for a Botox treatment is important to achieving best results and experience at our Birmingham, MI Medspa.
Before Botox Disclose Any Medical Conditions
It is highly recommended that patients share any and all personal medical conditions and medical history with the doctor or nurse injector in order to determine whether Botox is right for them. A more honest discussion with the doctor will create a better experience and allow the doctor to monitor a patient’s physical reaction to Botox, especially if receiving Botox for the first time. A first-time patient may initially receive a smaller dose of Botox to observe any physical reactions.
Medical conditions such as allergies, illnesses or diseases are important for the doctor to know about. All intake of medicines, supplements, vitamins, diet pills and even herbs should be discussed with the doctor. The doctor should also be aware of any minor and major upcoming medical procedures. Pregnant women, those trying to conceive and breast-feeding women should inform the Botox doctor or nurse.
Stop Taking Certain Medications Before Botox
A patient getting ready for a Botox treatment should stop certain medications a week before receiving the injections. This includes avoiding alcoholic beverages a few days before the treatment. But before altering the intake of any scheduled medicine, discuss this with the prescribing doctor. Blood thinners must also be stopped. Other medications and supplements that should be stopped a week prior to the Botox treatment include name brand and generic versions of aspirin, ibuprofen, Excedrin, St. John’s Wort, vitamin E, fish oil or omega 3s, ginkgo biloba and ginseng.
Ask Questions Before Getting Botox
Asking questions at the Botox consultation is very important. Make a list, so all concerns are addressed. Birmingham, MI board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali will answer all of your questions prior to the treatment.
Clearly explain your desired appearance goals with the Doctor or Nurse Botox injector. It is very important to understand how to care for skin after the procedure, as well. Discuss this with Dr. Ali, as well as how often a Botox treatment can be performed based on your skin’s condition.
Preparing for Getting Botox Injections
Now that important personal information has been shared with Dr. ALi or the nurse, sand all questions are answered, it is time to get the Botox treatment. It is easiest if patients arrives at our Birmingham, MI Med Spa with a clean face and no makeup. Before the procedure, all makeup will be removed and the skin will be swabbed with alcohol or an antiseptic.
Finally, during the short Botox procedure, the patient will need to stay still and should relax and listen to the doctor or nurse injector. We will give instructions to smile, frown, etc. during the procedure to ensure the Botox is injected into the perfect location to relax wrinkles and make you look more youthful.
Birmingham, MI’s Best Botox Injections
Dr. Ali is a double board certified plastic surgeon, and an experienced Botox specialist. He will take the time to understand your appearance goals, assess your facial and skin condition, and develop a treatment plan that is right for you.
Dr. Ali offers the absolute best technologies in Botox, facials fillers, line fillers, lip fillers and wrinkle and line reduction. Schedule a consultation to see if Botox, or another facial or lip injection procedure, is right for you.
Then relax in our Birmingham MedSpa, while we make you look and feel younger and even more beautiful!