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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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New protocols for office visits View Update

New protocols for office visits

May 12th, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic we have instituted many changes to your normal office visit. These changes have been introduced to protect everyone’s health and safety during your visit. All of our staff have been tested for COVID-19 and are negative. They are being monitored daily as well and will be practicing safety guidelines.

  1. If you are sick, do not come to the office. Call our front desk and we will reschedule your appointment promptly once you’re healthy again.
  2. Please wear a mask to your appointment.
  3. Do not bring someone else with you to your appointment. They will not be able to enter the office and wait for you. The only exceptions are for those who require medical assistance or translation assistance. Additionally, please do not bring any pets to the office with you.
  4. The day before your appointment, as in the past, you will be called to confirm your appointment. During that call you will be asked if you have any symptoms like fever, chills, muscle aches, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, loss of smell or taste. You will also be asked if you have been recently exposed to COVID-19 or have been traveling on a commercial airplane within the last 2 weeks.
  5. When you arrive for your appointment, please call the office from your car. A staff member will either tell you to come up to the office at that time or will ask you to wait in your car until they text you to come up. Before entering the front door of the office, you will be met by a staff member who will take your temperature with a no-touch forehead thermometer to be sure you don’t have a fever. They will again ask you if you have any symptoms of COVID-19. You will be given a mask if you don’t have one, as well as hand sanitizer since you touched the doorknob to enter the office. We will stagger appointments so that on the day of your treatment, you will not interact with any other patients.
  6. You will be taken directly to an exam room which has been cleaned and disinfected just prior to your arrival. There are also air filtration machines installed in each exam room which sterilize the air.
  7. Our medical assistants, who will be wearing N95 masks and protective eye shields, will take your history and prepare you for your visit. You will be asked to sign a new COVID-19 consent form in addition to any of the usual consent forms you may be used to.
  8. After your treatment, you will check out while in the exam room and any products you purchase will be brought to you. If you give us your credit card information the day before your appointment, we can handle the checkout without physically touching your card.
  9. Please try to make your follow up appointments during your office visit. With new scheduling changes and staggered appointments, last minute appointments may be difficult to schedule.