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What to Expect From Your First Botox Treatment

Apr 02, 2023
What to Expect From Your First Botox Treatment
Struggle with fine lines and wrinkles but are adverse to cosmetic surgery? Botox might be your answer. It’s a non-invasive treatment that can significantly reverse your signs of aging. Learn more about what to expect from your first treatment.

Our faces develop their fair share of lines and wrinkles as we age. And let's face it; sometimes, we want to hit pause on that process. The good news is that modern medicine enables you to do that with various cosmetic procedures. 

Botox is one of the most common treatments to reverse signs of aging. This non-surgical procedure effectively eliminates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with smoother and more youthful-looking skin. 

It's crucial to get Botox with a skilled and licensed cosmetic specialist. You find that when you get your treatment done at The Beverly Hills Plaza Medi Spa in Los Angeles, California, with Dr. Neal Handel and his experienced team.

If you are considering getting Botox, we discuss what to expect from your first treatment in this blog. 

How to prepare for your first appointment

Before your first appointment, you have a consultation with one of our specialists, who guides you in preparing for your first Botox procedure. 

During your consultation, we assess your facial structure and discuss the goals you hope to achieve through Botox. If you have any questions or concerns about the procedure, this is a fantastic time to bring them up. 

If you have any allergies or pre-existing medical conditions, discuss them during your consultation to prevent potential complications.

Your provider may expect you to avoid taking certain medications, such as aspirin. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol for at least a full day before your appointment. 

What happens during the procedure?

The procedure is relatively painless and quick, typically lasting between 15 and 30 minutes. Botox is an injectable, which means it's administered with a fine needle, but no worries, we begin the treatment by applying a topical anesthetic so you won't feel a thing. 

With the needle, we inject the necessary amount of Botox into areas of your face where you want to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 

What to expect after the procedure

We provide you with detailed aftercare instructions following your treatment. Monitoring them is crucial to prevent complications and achieve the best results. 

Avoid strenuous exercises or excessive heat exposure right after your treatment. You should also stay upright for at least four hours following the procedure. 

You should start to notice the effects of your treatment within three to five days. One to two weeks afterward, you can expect more visible results.

Botox's effects can last three to four months and even longer, depending on factors such as the treated areas, lifestyle habits, and metabolism. To maintain your desired appearance, you need to schedule follow-up treatments. 

Turn back the hands of time with Botox treatment at The Beverly Hills Plaza Medica Spa by booking an appointment with us online today or calling 310-388-9519.