What you need to know before getting Botox and Fillers

What you need to know before getting Botox and Fillers

What you need to know before getting Botox and Fillers

Botox and Dermal Fillers are widely accepted (and effective) as a means of turning back the clock. Despite this, prospective patients are being warned to ensure they see an expert who ‘fully understands the anatomy of the face’ to guarantee safe and optimum results. So what else should you know before undergoing these treatments?

  • Is it painful and do I need to take medication beforehand?

The Cosmetic Surgeon advises patients to refrain from taking medication which thins the blood (such as ibuprofen or aspirin) a few days prior to the treatment as it could increase the chance of bruising.

While everyone has a different tolerance for pain, Botox and Dermal Fillers are relatively painless, with the majority of patients experiencing no discomfort.

  • How long does the treatment take?

Botox and Dermal Fillers do not take long to administer (up to 30 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated).

  • Are results visible immediately?

It can take between five and seven days to see results, with your optimal result visible within two weeks of having treatment.

  • Will I need to increase the amount of Botox or Filler over time?

Many patients actually require a smaller dose of treatment as time goes on as your muscles will become trained to relax on their own.

  • What’s the biggest mistake a patient can make with these treatments?

It’s important to find a reputable provider, someone who understands how the anatomy of the face works. Many people opt for special deals on these treatments – which is generally inadvisable. It’s vital that you undertake proper research on the provider before agreeing to the treatment. As a general rule of thumb, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.

  • Do I need to take special precautions with my skin immediately after treatment?

You will be advised to steer clear of putting too much pressure on the areas that have been treated but other than that, you should continue with your usual skincare routine and daily activities.

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