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Botox For Beginners

botox for beginnersIf you can see lines and wrinkles forming on your forehead, between your brows or around your eyes (called crow’s feet), Botox, an FDA approved injectable muscle relaxer, can help. Botox works by relaxing the muscles that cause lines to keep them from deepening and becoming more permanent while also slowing and even temporarily reversing the facial aging process. It is important to know the basics of Botox for beginners before seeking treatment. Knowing what to expect and how to prepare makes the treatment an easy and stress-free experience.

To help prepare you for your initial appointment, we’ve assembled these Botox for beginners FAQ to help you get started. Whether it’s your first time, or you’re a Botox aficionado, these Botox for beginners Q&A can be helpful to anyone looking for trustworthy information about Botox.

Is Botox Safe?

When administered by a licensed aesthetic treatment provider, Botox injections are safe. If any side effects are experienced, they are typically mild and short-lived. Most people return to their normal daily activities the same day or the next day. Always make sure the person administering Botox is licensed. This is one of the most important points if you are wondering how to choose a Botox clinic. Some clinics do not provide licensing proof and may use counterfeit Botox.

What Happens During and After My First Botox Treatment?

Botox for frown linesThere is no need to be nervous about the treatment process. It only takes a matter of minutes to administer Botox injections; however, your initial consultation will take some time so that the medical providers can perform an examination and take a full medical history from you. Plan for at least one hour for your initial consultation appointment.

Since a fine needle is used, anesthesia is not required. However, if you’re nervous about your first injection, our staff can provide topical options to numb the area.

Results typically appear within 7-10 days after injection and last for a few months. You should avoid alcohol consumption before and after the procedure, and you should not lie down or rub your face for a few hours after. Your licensed aesthetic treatment provider will give you a full list of aftercare instructions.

How Should I Prepare for my First Botox Treatment?

If you exercise, do it before your procedure and avoid exercise for 24 hours afterward. If you are planning a treatment for a special occasion, have your Botox injections several weeks prior. Avoid taking ibuprofen, Vitamin E, aspirin or other blood thinners (with clearance from your general practitioner) for 10 days before treatment to prevent bruising. If you take any prescription medications, discuss this in advance with your Botox provider.

Are Botox Parties Safe?

Though trendy, Botox parties are considered dangerous and unethical by board-certified medical aesthetics professionals across the United States. Since Botox is a medical procedure and a prescription product, it must be handled with care and only by credentialed medical experts who are licensed and trained to use it correctly. Botched injections can be harmful, causing unwanted side effects for patients. Even worse, when the provider has no medical training and uses counterfeit Botox or injectable silicone, severe allergic reactions, permanent disfigurement and even death can occur. This is easily prevented by visiting a reputable, accredited clinic.

Where Can I Get Botox in Beverly Hills?

If you are looking for a reputable aesthetics clinic for your Botox in Beverly Hills, our medical spa is a top choice by savvy shoppers who come to us for our reputation, experience and training. Browse our website and take a look at the other cosmetic treatments we offer in our Beverly Hills medspa. When you are ready to plan your very first Botox treatment, contact us to speak with a knowledgeable licensed aesthetic treatment provider and schedule a consultation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update Virtual Consultation

PRACTICE POLICY UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

March 23rd, 2020

After serious consideration and in line with the recommendations of our State and Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are closing the practice until Mid April.

Your health and well-being is our primary concern and we want to do our part to make sure that you are protected.

Effective immediately the following will occur:

  • All procedures and in-person consultations will be suspended until further notice.
  • The office will be available for Retail and PrePaid Packages as well as to answer any and all questions and concerns.
  • Virtual Consultations are available upon request.

We are constantly updating our services and staffing according to the local and national recommendations and will always place your health and well-being as our top priority.

We continue to exercise all the latest recommendations that are handed down by the CDC. These include:

  • Staff have been fully informed and trained to understand the disease process and its modes of transmission.
  • All staff, vendors and ancillary personnel are being asked to refrain from coming to this office if they have any signs or symptoms of a cold or an upper respiratory tract infection.
  • Every patient is also being asked to refrain from coming to the office if they have any symptoms.
  • We are asking our patients about any pertinent travel history.
  • Hand-washing continues to be the most important mode of prevention. Although it is a part of what we constantly do, now we are doing so with heightened vigilance and attention.
  • We have instituted a “no handshakes no hug” policy for now.
  • We have asked all vendors that any unnecessary meetings are canceled until further notice.
  • As we are an accredited medical facility, we are constantly sanitizing all surfaces. We have now vamped that up and our routine, multiple times a day, wiping down all surfaces, desks, door handles, keyboards and restroom facilities. We have assigned a person that does so on a constant basis.

Although Covid-19 is a serious issue, we strongly believe that it will pass and hopefully make our infrastructure and our ability to deal with pandemics in this Country even better than it currently is. We are monitoring this situation on a real-time basis and will not sit back until we know that we have done everything possible to avoid unnecessary exposure.

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