What to Expect When You Try Botox

What to Expect When You Try Botox

Aging is inevitable. Some might take pride in the furrowed lines on their brow, but to others, it’s a problem to rectify. Botox is widely known for its use to reduce the signs of aging. With a few quick injections, deep lines between brows, crow’s feet, and laugh lines are all reduced in appearance.

If you are looking for a way to combat the issues of aging, you might want to consider Botox. Below, we’ve highlighted what it is, how it can work for you, and what you can expect from your treatment plan.

How does Botox Work?

Botox works by using Botulinum toxins, which are injected directly into the facial muscle to restrict muscle movement. Deeply etched lines in the face, often created by intense concentration or constant furrowing, will smooth out with regular use. Regular Botox treatments mean preventing new creases from forming while smoothing out the appearance of what you already have.

Botox Won’t Add Volume

Before getting started, please note that Botox doesn’t plump up sagging skin. Botox paralyzes the muscle rather than adds volume. Injectables work structurally to enhance the shape of your face, with injections to the cheekbones to give a youthful appearance. Additionally, also work to plump areas like your lips or under your eyes, all of which are options for maintaining a healthy glow.

Booking Your Consultation

The consultation is a mini meeting to discuss your treatment plan. You’ll like book some time with a clinician where you will go over all of your desired results and plan a course of action to help you achieve everything on your list and stay within your budget. This is an open discussion where you should air out any concerns and ask as many questions as possible. Your clinician should take the time to walk you through what to expect and give you realistic expectations of the results.

The Appointment

Some medspas and health centers book the consultation and appointment back-to-back, but either way, you’ll want to review the process with your clinician gets started. The initial visit usually takes 30 minutes or longer, with follow-up sessions taking up less time. To prepare for your visit, make sure you eat well and stay hydrated to help any nervousness you might have regarding the procedure.

After the Appointment

Directly following the appointment, you should experience redness and small amounts of swelling to the treated areas. For most individuals, there is little pain associated with the process, but a small number do get dull headaches that can be treated with pain medication. It’s important to note; you might appear puffier directly after because of the swelling. This is only temporary and will balance out with time.

1 Week After Treatment

One week after treatment, you should begin to see the results of the procedure. The areas identified in the process should be smoother and look refreshed. It’s not uncommon to feel your skin is “tight” or “heavy” which is a result of the muscle being paralyzed. They are common side effects for anyone new to the Botox treatment and should subside in another week or two.

1 – 3 Months After the Treatment

The first month after the Botox treatment will still be very effective and provide you with a healthy and younger looking complexion. Some individuals will find they can feel a small amount of movement return around the one-month mark, but it will depend on the treated area. By three months, you should feel the gradual return of movement. It’s around this time you will want to book another appointment to continue your treatment plan.

If you are ready to see what Botox can do for you, call us at 615-329-3900 to book your consultation today! Our expertly trained staff can work with you to develop a treatment plant specifically designed for your needs.