BOTOX® Cosmetic treatments have become an ever-increasingly popular method of rejuvenating one’s skin and freeing it from the stress of wearing fine lines and wrinkles day in and day out. Not only can those telltale signs of aging act as an uncomfortable blemish for some, but it can even negatively impact one’s body image and, therefore, their mental health as well. Thankfully, BOTOX is widely available and easily accessible to people from all walks of life.
Through a series of simple and often painless injections, BOTOX Cosmetic treatment can help reduce the visibility of wrinkles, restoring patients’ youthful visages and confidence. However, in order to ensure that your BOTOX Cosmetic treatment goes off without a hitch, there are some preparation tips you’ll want to keep in mind during the days and weeks leading up to your appointment.
Temporarily Refrain From Alcohol and Tobacco
First and foremost, you’ll want to cease the consumption of alcohol and tobacco. Frequent tobacco smoking can wreak havoc on the skin, causing premature wrinkles and dehydration. Tobacco can also inhibit your immune system, making you more susceptible to infection.
Likewise, alcohol can thin your blood and also inhibit your immune system. Although it is still possible to have treatments, it is recommended to stop smoking entirely and refrain from alcohol for at least 24 to 48 hours before your appointment.
Keep Yourself Well-Rested and Hydrated
Secondly, you’ll want to ensure that your body has the rest and hydration it needs to undergo the treatment with no problems. Dry skin can make the injections more troublesome to perform and can also reduce the length at which your results may last. The benefits of these two suggestions extend far beyond just their relation to BOTOX Cosmetic, so it won’t hurt to take them into consideration regardless.
Avoid Certain Medication in the Days Beforehand
Finally—and this will all be thoroughly discussed with Dr. Farrell before your appointment—you’ll have to take certain precautions with medications that you may normally ingest. These can range from anything Aspirin and NSAIDS to herbal and vitamin supplements you may take for one reason or another.
Choose BOTOX® Cosmetic Treatment From Farrell Plastic Surgery & Laser Center
With these tips in mind, be sure to reach out to Drs. Deborah and Leo Farrell—a specialist in laser and aesthetic medicine and a board-certified plastic surgeon, respectively—at 717-732-9000 to schedule your initial consultation for BOTOX Cosmetic treatment in Mechanicsburg, PA—also serving the surrounding areas.