5 Tips to Prepare for Your First BOTOX® or Dermal Filler Treatment

Everyone develops wrinkles as they age. You can get wrinkles from a number of health and environmental factors. Too much exposure to the sun can damage your skin, causing wrinkles to develop. In addition, pollutants in your environment may cause your skin to wrinkle. 

Another factor that affects the development of wrinkles is smoking. Wrinkles will also develop in areas of your face that perform repeated movements, like your forehead and around your mouth. 

BOTOX® and dermal filler treatments can help reverse all of this, smoothing away your wrinkles and leaving you with gorgeous skin. 

The skilled doctors at Genesis Family Healthcare, PLLC, are specialists in BOTOX and dermal filler treatments. They work closely with you to provide you with the best experience possible. 

Here’s what you can expect from these treatments and how you can prepare before your appointment.

What is BOTOX®?

BOTOX is a drug that treats wrinkles that have developed from repeated muscle movements, such as:

During treatment, your doctor inserts the BOTOX into your wrinkles using a series of small injections. BOTOX temporarily relaxes the muscles that are causing the wrinkles, giving you smooth, fresh-looking skin. Results from BOTOX typically last three to 12 months.

What is dermal filler treatment?

Dermal fillers can help address wrinkles in areas of your face that are not covered by BOTOX. The filler is a gel-like substance that is injected beneath your skin to plump it up, softening creases and smoothing out lines.

Dermal filler treatment can be used to:

Dermal filler treatments typically last three to 12 months.

5 things you should do before getting BOTOX or dermal fillers 

While these treatments are very effective, you can ensure the best possible experience by doing these five things to prepare:

1. Schedule your appointment at a good time

It’s important that you are as relaxed as possible before, during, and after your procedure. Schedule your appointment at a time when you will not feel stressed or rushed. Plan to have at least a few hours after the procedure to rest and recover.

2. Avoid certain medications

Your doctor will inform you if you should avoid taking any particular medications in the days leading up to your procedure. Certain medications, such as blood thinners and muscle relaxants, may cause you to have bruising or bleeding from the BOTOX or dermal filler procedure. Carefully follow any directions your doctor gives you.

3. Work out before the procedure

You may want to get in a workout before your BOTOX or dermal filler treatment. It’ll help you feel relaxed, and the increased circulation may help with your post-procedure healing. You also should avoid exercising after the procedure, so it’s best to get out and move beforehand.

4. Avoid smoking 

You should avoid smoking for a couple of days before your BOTOX or dermal filler procedure if possible. Using nicotine products can increase your risk of bruising. Be open with your doctor about your smoking habits and ask what you should do before the procedure.

5. Refrain from alcohol

Alcohol thins your blood, which is not helpful before a BOTOX or dermal filler procedure. Having thinner blood means increased chances of bruising. Your doctor will likely advise you to avoid alcohol for a few days before your appointment.

Do you wish you could reduce your wrinkles? BOTOX and dermal fillers are two easy and quick procedures that can remove your wrinkles and give you smooth, beautiful skin. 

All you have to do is make your appointment! Call us today at 423-241-8579 to schedule an appointment with our wrinkle specialists at Genesis Family Healthcare, PLLC, in Johnson City, Tennessee.

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