What To Expect During Botox Treatment

What happens during botox session

Before your Botox session, there are a few things you should do to prepare, to ensure that you have a safe and effective treatment.

  1. Find a certified and experienced Doctor

Getting a good doctor is very critical. A qualified doctor will follow the strict guidelines when it comes to Botox injections, and will not give more than the allowed dosage, and will also only used Botox that are certified to be safe by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

It is also important to check with your doctor his past experiences with patients, and ask to check the results of his past patients, and clarify if his patients had experienced any complications.

An experienced doctor will also make your Botox experience more pleasant, as your doctor will know the exact spots to inject so that the treatment will be effective and also less painful. A non-certified doctor may also cause further complications after the injection.

  1. Share with your doctor your medical history

Your doctor needs to know your medical history to make sure that Botox treatment is suitable for you. This will also aid in preventing any further complications after the procedure, and help in treating them should they occur.

Pregnant woman should not undergo Botox treatments.

Your doctor may also need you to temporary stop certain medications before the procedure. Blood thinning medications, such as ibuprofen, aspirin, ginseng, cod liver oil, fish oil, vitamin A, vitamin E and other essential fatty acids will be advised to stop temporarily in order to prevent bruising from the injection.


  1. Share with your doctor your Botox history

Your doctor needs to know if your body had been exposed to Botox in the past, especially in recent months, in order to administer appropriate dosage. If you had Botox injected within 3 months, the doctor will have to reduce the units of Botox being given to you.

What to expect after Botox

After your Botox, it is essential that you remain vigilant to any signs in your body. There are a few things you should take note of to make sure everything is under control, and to reap the maximum benefits from your treatment.


  1. Go for your follow-up sessions as advised by your doctor

Follow-up sessions allow your doctor to ensure that your body is reacting to the Botox as planned with no other complications. Attending follow-up sessions also give your doctor a chance to make any necessary touch-ups.


  1. Monitor your body

Apart from the possible side effects mentioned above, you should also take note of any other conditions that might occur due to your Botox treatment. Report to your doctor immediately should there be anything of concern.


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Written by: Lim Jun Tian

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