What You Should Do During Your First Botox Consultation Appointment

If you have some wrinkles that have appeared on the face within the last few months, then it may be wise to speak with an aesthetics professional who can help you. This individual may suggest the use of Botox injections to help reduce the appearance of the lines on your face. And, if you have never received the injections before, you should make an appointment for a consultation first. Find out what you should do during the consultation.

Provide A List Of Medications

Your initial consultation appointment can help you understand what to expect from your injections. And, while bruising is something that may be expected, it can be more serious and extensive than you imagine if you take certain medicines or supplements. Essentially, any product that has a "blood-thinning" or anticoagulant effect can lead to some bleeding underneath the skin and the appearance of bruises. 

So, you want to provide the professional with a list of medications and supplements that you take. Be aware that prescription anti-coagulants, anti-platelets, and some other prescriptions are likely to lead to bruising. This is also true of ginseng, garlic, fish oil, vitamin E, and other supplements. However, the bruising is rarely dangerous. While this is true, you may want to speak with your doctor to see if the Botox injections are likely to be safe for you.

Also, be aware that there are some allergy concerns with aesthetic injections. You want to provide a list of your known allergies so any and all issues can be avoided. Botox also may not be a good choice if you have a medical condition, so provide information about any and all conditions that affect you.

Be Honest About What You Want

Injections can be supplied in different strengths and locations. And, typically, the younger you are, the fewer injections you will need. However, the locations, amounts, and the number of appointments that you may need ultimately depends on your desires. So, you want to be honest about what you want during your consultation appointment. For example, if you want a more natural look, then tell your aesthetic professional this so fewer injects can be provided. If you are more concerned about the lines around the eyes than the ones across the forehead, then provide this information as well.

If you are completely unsure about what you want, then your professional will ask you to smile, furrow your brow, and squint the eyes. This will help to determine where the wrinkles and lines on the face appear and how your musculature works across the face. Suggestions can then be provided to you for injection sites. 

To learn more, reach out to a local aesthetic clinic service.