Botox Basics: 4 things you should consider before you get Botox

Botox Westport, CTEvery year, millions of Americans benefit from Botox treatments. Botox can temporarily remove fine wrinkles and deep creases, provide a smooth and even look. Here are four factors to consider as you contemplate getting Botox.

  1. Botox has side effects, but they are minimal: The most common side effect you will experience after a Botox treatment is bruising. Bruising is a normal and expected part of Botox and will disappear within a few weeks. Headaches are rare but sometimes happen, lasting 24-48 hours after the procedure. 1% of patients develop a drooping eyelid, but this will dissipate within a couple of weeks.
  2. Be mindful of your medications: During your Botox consultation, your doctor will discuss how to prepare for your treatment, and what substances to avoid will likely be part of that conversation. Certain medications alike aspirin, ibuprofen, and other anti-inflammatory medications can thin the blood, causing bruising. Be sure to stop taking these medications two weeks before you go in for your Botox treatment. Also, tell your doctor if you are on any herbal supplements as well. Vitamin E, fish oil, and gingko can also cause the blood to thin. Last of all, avoid alcohol one week before your treatment.
  3. Get Botox from a board certified physician: Botox “parties” and spas are trendy, but not the place for Botox injections. Dr. Flora Levin is a board certified Oculofacial Plastic Surgeon and specializes specifically in cosmetic eyelid surgery and non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Board certification is proof of your doctor’s outstanding knowledge and expertise in a particular medical specialty. With an area as visible and delicate as your face, be sure you choose the best to get the results you want. You can find out if your doctor is board certified by looking at their bio or contact page on their website. If you can’t find it there, call into the office and ask.
  4. Botox injections last 3-4 months: Botox treatments are temporary. Using a fine needle, Botox is injected into the muscles to block nerve signals. This creates a relaxed and smoother look. Within three months post treatment, you may notice the reappearance of some wrinkles. As you regularly get Botox, the muscles are trained to relax more, and the treatments may last longer.

Let us know if you have any additional questions about how Botox works. Call Dr. Flora Levin today at 203-557-6464. We look forward to helping you reach your facial cosmetic goals.

Think You Know All About Botox Injections? Better Think Again

These days, many people today are turning to Botox injections to treat their fine lines and wrinkles. While these injections have been around for quite some time, there are a few things that people still don’t know about them. Botox is commonly used for combatting lines and wrinkles, but did you know it can also be used to stop excessive sweating and even curb migraines?!

Here are a couple myths about Botox that have been around for quite some time.

Myths Surrounding Botox Injections

  • You are better off waiting until you have many fine lines and wrinkles before getting injections. Many people believe that they shouldn’t get any injections until long after the lines and wrinkles have taken over. By taking control and remaining one step ahead of your wrinkles, you can prevent your skin from showing the signs of aging before its time. Allowing the wrinkles to set in could require a different service altogether to combat deep creases and grooves.
  • Age doesn’t matter when it comes to injections. While someone who is in their 60s can benefit immensely from these botox injections, that isn’t necessarily the same for someone who isn’t even 20 yet. If you are only 18 and noticed a few lines around your eyes, you might want to wait until you are in your 20s before seeking treatment. At only 18 years of age, your body is still growing and changing. You want to make sure it is done and you know the wrinkles and lines aren’t going away before attempting to treat them.

Ready to discuss Botox treatment?
If you are ready to explore Botox and some of the other facial treatments that are available to help you love the way you look, contact Dr. Flora Levin at 203.557.6464 to schedule your consultation today.