Facial botox injections are becoming increasingly popular as a way to look younger and be free of lines and wrinkles. Created using a very mild derivative of botulism bacteria, it represents a largely painless option when delivered by a professional. 

In addition to being employed for cosmetic reasons, botox is also widely used to help provide relief from certain medical conditions such as chronic migraines, excessive sweating, uncontrollable blinking, muscle spasm and even overactive bladders. 

It’s usually something that allows you to get on with your day, with little to no side effects, but there are some steps you can take to prepare yourself properly and get the results you’re looking for. So, keep reading on to discover what they are. 

Knowing That Facial Botox Injections Are Right For You

Perhaps the best possible kind of preparation you can make for your botox appointment is finding out whether it’s actually appropriate for your needs. There are some people who can’t and indeed shouldn’t have botox injections. The reasons for avoiding the treatment include:

  • You have a botox allergy (your dermatologist may offer you a skin test)
  • You have any kind of infection at the site where you want injections
  • You’re experiencing any kind of swallowing, breathing or bleeding disorders
  • You have a nerve or muscle disorder
  • You’re breast-feeding or pregnant
  • You’ve recently had or are about to have surgery

Of course, these things will usually be covered by the practitioner, but if they don’t, these are things you absolutely need to be aware of. 

Try Not to Get Too Stressed Beforehand

Whether we try to or not, any kind of medical appointment can make us nervous. Even if the person delivering the facial botox injections is gentle, anxiety can make the experience a little less pleasant than it should be – and if you have any kind of phobia of needles, this is not what you need.

In order to make your appointment go smoothly and without stress, maybe try booking yours on a day when you’re not at work and you don’t have any other things to do. 

Lay Off the Cigarettes Before Your Appointment 

Another wise piece of advice for anyone about to have botox injections is to lay off the cigarettes in the hours prior to your appointment. The reason for this is that when you smoke just before having the treatment, it can raise the risk of bruising being caused.

Your doctor isn’t trying to trick you or make you feel bad for smoking when they ask in relation to botox, they’re simply attempting to determine the best course of action. 

Cleanse Your Skin Carefully

An important point of note when it comes to botox is that your skin needs to be clean and free of any kind of cosmetics or moisturisers when the treatment is delivered. So, no wearing makeup before (or after) and you should clean your face with warm water and a mild cleanser or soap.

Now You Should Be Ready to Look Wonderful!

While these are just a few tips to use for your facial botox injections, they will give you a much better chance of getting awesome results. Thanks for reading and we hope you get everything you hoped for from your treatment.