Thinking About Botox or Fillers? Follow These 5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Treatment

Tip #1: Choose a treatment that’s right for you

        During a Botox treatment, your provider injects tiny amounts of BOTOXⓇ Cosmetic, into several places in your face. Botox is a natural, purified protein that blocks the nerve signals that cause your facial muscles to contract, so it leaves your skin with a smoother appearance.

        During a dermal filler treatment, your provider injects a gel-like product that contains a substance such as hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers help plump up facial skin that has lost volume due to aging to smooth out wrinkles and provide fullness.

        Our aesthetic service providers can work with you to decide which treatment is right for you.

Tip #2: Have a pre-treatment consultation

        Before you have Botox or dermal filler treatment, our aesthetics specialists advise you on how to prepare for your treatment.

       For example, to reduce post-treatment bruising, we recommend that you avoid certain over-the-counter NSAID medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen, for about a week before your treatment. Because these medicines impact your body’s ability to form clots, taking them can raise the likelihood of bruising.

Tip #3: Know the impact of certain medications

        If you take prescription anticoagulant medications, such as warfarin, you may experience bruising. You shouldn’t stop taking them, but you can plan a day of downtime after your treatment in case bruising does occur.

        Some supplements, such as fish oil, ginkgo biloba, and ginseng, have blood-thinning effects which can lead to bruising. Avoid them for about a week before your treatment.

Tip #4: Skip the tipple

        Drinking alcohol can boost the chances of bruising, so avoid it for a day before and after your treatment.

        Ice packs or washcloths soaked in cool water can help reduce and prevent minor bruising. Other ways to manage bruising include propping up your head with a pillow and avoiding exercise for one or two days after your treatment.

        Intereted in getting botox or fillers you can book a free conculation at or by giving us a call at 347-916-0033

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