Botox (Botulinum Toxin) is arguably one of the leading cosmetic procedures renowned for treating and removing wrinkles, fine lines, and signs of ageing that appear on the face. Approved by Health Canada, it is also used in treating several medical conditions such as migraine headaches and hyperhidrosis.
If you have a scheduled appointment or plan on getting Botox injections, the below tips will help you prepare for the procedure.
1. Read Up On Botox
Wanting to understand what to expect when receiving Botox injections is understandable. A great place to start is on the Silverado Aesthetic Clinic Botox in Calgary page. Here you will find more details on Botox and the treatments. You should also read up on its benefits, its limitations, and its side effects. This will prepare you adequately for what to expect before and after your procedure.
2. Avoid Some Medications
During your Botox consultation, your doctor will instruct you on what medications are safe and which to avoid prior to your procedure. In general, before your Botox injections, you should not use some medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin. Although using either of these medications will not cause serious complications, there will be an increased chance of bruising at the injection spots.
3. Increase Your Intake of Leafy Greens
By increasing the amount of leafy greens you eat the week prior to your injections, you will increase the amount of Vitamin K in your body. Vitamin K will work to reduce the swelling and bruising from the injection. Spinach, Kale, Romaine Lettuce, and celery are all great sources of Vitamin K.
4. Take Steps to Limit Bruising
Bruising is one of the side effects of Botox. You should take measures to limit the results of the procedure. First, avoid smoking days before the appointment. You can also apply Arnica cream on the area to be injected several days before the appointment. Apply ice on the spots to be injected before and after the procedure. This will help reduce swelling and the amount of bruising you will experience.
5. Plan Accordingly
We have mentioned the potential for bruising and puffiness after the procedures. It is common for these side effects to be visible for up to 7 days after the procedure. You may want to avoid scheduling any social outings in this time frame. Even though you will begin to see the outcome of the injections as early as a few days after the injections, the full effects of Botox will not be realized for 2-3 weeks after the injections.
Look and feel great both inside and out! If you are contemplating having Botox injections, give Silverado Medical & Aesthetic Clinic in Calgary a call today 403-873-8999 to book your consultation. All our Botox procedures are medically supervised by Dr. Folake Pepple.