Botox is a popular injectable treatment that enhances the aesthetics of your skin. This treatment is spaced in session to reach your desired skin goals. Botox is a form of medication made from a purified form of botulinum toxin. The deep set wrinkles across your facial areas are smoothen out with this muscle relaxant treatment.

Botox Therapy – Things to Expect

If you have planned to undergo Botox injections, our aesthetician’s team will curate a treatment plan to ensure natural looking results. The treatment will start off by applying a topical anesthetic to your skin to keep you comfortable during your injection process.

You will likely receive multiple injections in different areas of your face to target wrinkles, lines and creases. This treatment is fast and requires no special preparation. Afterwards, you might experience some mild side effects such as redness and swelling which will go away in a few hours.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Botox?

During your initial consultation, your aesthetician will analyze your skin concerns in the form of wrinkles and creases on your face you want to treat. Simultaneously, they will review your current medical health and previous history. They will also discuss your aesthetic goals and determine if you are a good candidate for Botox therapy.

Check off this list to know whether you are a good candidate for Botox.

  • Moderate to severe wrinkles and fine lines on your face
  • Be in good overall health
  • You must be free of infections
  • You must have realistic expectation
  • You are willing to follow post treatment care

Who is NOT A Candidate for Botox?

Not everyone is a good candidate for Botox. If you are in poor general health, skin is very thick or have existing muscle weakness on the targeted injection site – you may not be a candidate for Botox.

Patients with sensitive skin may experience vulnerable skin at the injection site. If you have particularly sensitive skin, you may want to consider having an allergy test prior to your final treatment day.

If you have allergic reactions to ingredients used in Botox or are on antibiotics – you must talk to the doctor beforehand. Botox might work against your current health conditions. If you have infections at the proposed site, you should inform your doctor.

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is typically recommended to avoid Botox injections during the tenure. If you have a neuromuscular disorder Botox can exacerbate their condition.

If you have had a recent surgery or plan to undergo surgery soon, it is important to take precautions and avoid it until further notice.

Alternative To Botox Treatment

If you do not qualify for Botox due to a health condition, there are also other alternatives to Botox. For example, if you have sagging skin a facelift is a better way to rejuvenate overall appearance. You can also go for a chemical peel, derma fillers for an overall skin uplift.

Final Words

Botox is a skin rejuvenating treatment which works by blocking nerve signals, relaxing muscles, and reducing unwanted wrinkles. Talk to professionals at Elevate Wellness KC or call us at (913) 415-3532 to book an appointment!

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