5 things you NEED to know before getting Botox
In a world of selfies and social media, cosmetic treatments are becoming all the more common, especially among young people. Facial treatments that maintain beautiful, youthful skin are no longer considered taboo, and we are seeing more and more people in Winnipeg coming in to try Botox for the first time. If you’re considering coming into Dr. Minuk’s SkinClinic & Laser Centre for your first Botox treatment, here are 5 things you NEED to know.
1. It’s safe & almost painless
You read that right – this non-surgical treatment may involve needles, but it is virtually pain free and takes only 2-3 minutes per treatment area. It’s also incredibly safe, especially when you consider that there was over 5 million treatments performed in North America in 2017 alone.
2. There is no downtime
Along with being pain free and safe, Botox is more convenient than surgical options on the market simply because there is no downtime. Many patients come in on their lunch hours and go back to their regular work and activities straight away.
3. For best results, prepare
We often get asked what patients should do leading up to their appointment, and one of the most important things is to stop taking aspirin, Advil, Motrin, etc 1 week before treatment. Doing this will greatly reduce your risk of bruising and leave you with beautiful results.
4. Botox can last up to 5 months
When you consider how long Botox lasts, it really is the best bang for your buck when it comes to non-surgical procedures that eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. The treatment can last up to 5 months in most cases, which means coming in 2-3 times a year is more than enough.
5. Botox is not like how its portrayed in the movies
Don’t worry about leaving the office with a tight, overly glossy face. Botox usually takes 2-5 days and in some cases, up to 14 days to take full effect, which allows for a more natural progression. And when you trust your face to an expert, you don’t need to worry about your face freezing up completely – when injected correctly, Botox only temporarily relaxes the muscles of the face so that winkles don’t contract with facial movements.
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