Tips for Getting Botox Injections for the First Time

Botox has become an increasingly popular cosmetic injection to help reduce frown lines, crows feet, and fine lines and wrinkles. When it is done well, Botox can make a person look more rested and youthful. If you're interested in getting Botox for the first time, use the following tips:

Select your Provider Carefully

One of the biggest keys to getting good Botox is carefully selecting the person who administers it. Ideally, you should visit a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to get Botox injections. It is also possible to get great results when having your injections administered by a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or a nurse who has received advance training in Botox injections. For the best results, choose a provider who is very experienced in administering Botox injections. 

When it is your first time getting Botox injections, it is always a good idea to have a consultation first before making an appointment for injections. This will allow you to meet the person who will administer the injections and give you the opportunity to ask any questions that you may have.

Don't Go Overboard

The first time you get Botox injections, it is easy to be over zealous and request too many units. Try to resist the urge to have more Botox injected than you really need. It is much better to get few units injected and then return to the office if you would like more. This technique will help ensure that you get natural results that are not obvious.

Make Sure Botox Is the Right Option for You

Botox is very popular and is one of the most well know cosmetic injectables. However, Botox is not always the best option for all concerns that a person may have about the appearance of their face. In some cases, fillers or other injectables may be better. Before you set your heart on Botox, speak to a medical provider who is familiar with all of the cosmetic injectables that are available.

Know that Bruising Is a Possibility

One of the best things about Botox is the fact that it gives excellent results with no recovery time. However, it is possible for some bruising to form around the injection sites. Some people use arnica cream to help prevent bruising on their face. It is also a good idea to avoid things that thin your blood, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, fish oil supplements, and omega 3 supplements, for several days prior to your appointment.