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What to Expect with Your First Botox Treatment

If you’re about to get your first botox treatment, it’s understandable that you would feel somewhat worried. This is especially the case if you don’t know what to expect. For sure, you’ve heard a lot of stories that practically seem like urban legends, but at the same time, you’ve also heard of glowing reviews that it’s gotten quite confusing. 

The first thing you need to keep in mind about getting Essex Medspa Botox Treatments Littleton is that you need to make sure you get it from certified licensed practitioners. That’s one less thing to worry about because then you can rest assured that the work is being done by professionals. 

Now, as to what else you can expect from your botox treatment, read below:

Results are Not Instantaneous

If you’re expecting to see an instant lift or some other noticeable improvement, you’re setting yourself up for disappointment. Among the most common instant effects of a botox treatment is a bit of puffiness on the area injected with the filler. 

It will take a while before it fully settles in and you can see the difference. For some people, it takes anywhere from 2-8 days, although sometimes it can take longer. On average, however, you should be able to see the full effects of the treatment sometime around the 2-week mark.

Visible Marks and Mild Irritation

Because the filler is injected underneath the skin, you can expect the skin to have some sort of reaction. In some cases, they appear as small red bumps, while in others, they show up as mild bruising. There’s no need to worry, though, because these are natural occurrences after the “disturbance” on the skin. They also usually fade away in half an hour or so. 

On rare occasions, some develop headaches after treatment. You can use Tylenol for this.

Speaking of medication, it’s generally advised for you to avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, or any other non-prescription medication to avoid side-effects like bruising. Let your cosmetic surgeon know if you’re presently taking any medications so they can advise if they’re safe to take with the botox treatment, or if you’ll have to pause them for the procedure. 

Restricted Muscle Movement

Do you know the never-ending trope in films about how botox “freezes” your face? Well, it’s not that your face will be frozen, but muscle movements will be inhibited by the filler. At least until it settles in. It shouldn’t be all too bad, though, if your doctor applies it correctly. 

As soon as it does settle, however, you’ll be glad you got the treatment, because the reward is taking off at least 5-7 years worth of stress, wrinkles, and other signs of aging on your face.

If you have any other worries, feel free to consult your cosmetic surgeon about them. They should be more than willing to walk you through your concerns so you’ll come to your appointment relaxed and ready for a fresh new look.