How to Prep for Your First Botox and Filler Appointment

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Prepping for Botox and Filler Appointment

Are you ready for your first Botox appointment, but aren’t sure what to expect? We have the expert advice you’re looking for to ensure you’re 100% prepared the first time you walk through the door at San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic.

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Botox in San Diego.

I take aspirin before getting a Brazilian wax – should I do the same before Botox?

If possible, you should try to avoid aspirin, ibuprofen, or any type of blood thinner for several days before your first appointment. It’s not a deal breaker – you can still have the procedure – but it can increase your chances for bruising.

How long do Botox appointments last? Does the area that’s being treated matter?

Botox injections are a quick treatment. The area in which you’re getting your injections won’t dramatically affect how long the process takes, but the number of areas you’re treating will have an impact. Generally speaking, you can expect your appointment to take anywhere from ten minutes to half an hour.

How bad is the pain on a scale of one to 10?

The great news for those afraid of how it’ll feel is that the needle is actually so incredibly tiny that most patients have zero discomfort. Of course, everyone has a different pain tolerance, but generally speaking, you should feel little to no pain.

How long do I have to wait to see results?

Keep in mind that you are not going to see immediate results. In some cases, patients may see results as quickly as three days after their injections, but the average is anywhere from five to seven days. Note that this is just when you’ll start to see results – the optimal results will be clear after a few weeks.

Will there be swelling after the procedure?

Some patients do experience small bumps at the injection site. They generally look like small bee stings. The good news is that they’re gone within about 30 minutes after the injection. The vast majority of clients experience no significant swelling.

Does the procedure need to be repeated? Will I need more and more as time goes on?

The effects of Botox do wear off over time and if you want to keep the results you’ll have to return for additional visits. However, your skin won’t “learn” to need more over time. In fact, many of our clients need less because their muscles begin to relax on their own. Be sure to check out Botox specials in San Diego for savings on repeat visits.

Can several areas of the face be done at once?

The answer to this will vary. Before we begin the procedure, we’ll carefully go over your concerns, your goals, and our treatment plan. Often, several areas of the face can be done at once, but it depends entirely on your own specific situation.

What’s the biggest mistake clients make when seeking treatment?

Nobody wants to be a cautionary tale for facial procedures gone wrong. The easiest way to avoid a negative experience is to avoid the bargain basement prices. It’s true that you can find Botox specials in San Diego that can make this an affordable procedure for you, but if you see someone offering a price so low that it seems too good to be true, it probably is! In that situation, you’re most likely dealing with someone who will not take the proper care with your injections.

What are the aftercare rules?

We’ve covered what to do before your appointment, but what about afterward? The best idea is to not apply a ton of pressure to the area of the injections for a few days after your treatment. Other than that, you can continue your daily routines as normal.

San Diego Cosmetic Laser Clinic

Are you ready to learn more about all the Botox in San Diego options available to you? Then today is the day to contact San Diego Laser Clinic for more details. We would be happy to discuss Botox, other treatment options, and work with you to achieve your desired results.