Why People Choose Botox
Botox injections block specific chemical signals from interacting with nerves, mostly signals that control muscle contraction. The most common use for Botox is to temporarily relax the muscles in the face that cause the forehead and orbital (eye) area to become wrinkled.
Preparing for Botox Injections
If you’ve had a Botox injection within the past four months or if you take muscle relaxants, or sleeping or allergy medications, it’s important to disclose that information. If you take blood thinners, you may need to stop taking them to reduce your risk of bleeding or bruising.
What to Expect From Botox Sessions
Before the Procedure
Most people don’t feel much discomfort during the procedure. But if pain or needles makes you uncomfortable, speak to your doctor about having your skin numbed beforehand.
During the Procedure
Using a thin needle, the specialist injects a small amount of botulinum toxin into your skin or muscles. The number of injections needed is solely dependent on the area being treated, the reason for the procedure, as well as your personally desired outcome.
After the Procedure
The area should be treated with care for the first 24 hours, with minimal contact for the best results. Do not lay flat for 3-4 hours. Take care not to massage or apply pressure to areas treated. No intense exercise for 24 hours.
Botox Therapy in Greenbelt, Maryland
If you have any additional questions or are ready to take the first step towards beginning botox injections, reach out to the specialists at Internal Beauty Med Spa to speak with a member of our team or to schedule a consultation! Call our offices or book an appointment online today!