Everything You Need to Know About Your First BOTOX® Cosmetic Appointment

Interested in a BOTOX Treatment? Here's what you'll want to know.

Considering an injectable treatment at our med spa? It’s normal to be uncertain about what your first appointment really will be like. However, there’s little reason to worry: BOTOX Cosmetic injections are performed by a team of aesthetic specialists, including a plastic surgeon, at our Baltimore practice. These skilled professionals are dedicated to providing safe, rewarding experiences from start to finish. You’re in highly qualified and experienced hands.

If you’re unsure what to expect during your first BOTOX appointment, here is some insight about what’s in store.

Step 1: Consultation

When you arrive at our office, you’ll meet with a member of our skilled injection team in a comfortable exam room. First, you’ll answer a few in-depth questions about your medical history, treatment goals, and potential concerns, as well as answering any questions you may have. This will help your provider determine whether BOTOX is the right treatment for you. Depending on your desired results, he or she may recommend additional med spa solutions, such as dermal fillers.

Step 2: Treatment

Once you’re ready to move forward with the treatment, your injector will precisely map out injection sites. To do this, he or she will ask you to make various facial expressions such as smiling and frowning to help highlight your areas of concern.

After cleansing your skin, your provider will use a very fine needle to inject the product. Most people say this feels like a bug bite. While you may need a short series of injections to achieve your desired results, most appointments only take about 30 minutes from start to finish.

Step 3: Recovery

BOTOX requires little to no downtime, so you’ll be able to head back to most of your daily activities right away. It’s best to avoid exercise and rubbing the area for the next few hours. You may experience some redness and swelling around the injection sites, though this should fade within 24 hours. You can minimize the risk of bruising by avoiding blood-thinning medications such as ibuprofen and aspirin in the days leading up to your appointment.

Step 4: Results

You’ll start to see results develop in about 3 to 7 days. These effects will typically last for about 3 to 4 months, at which time you’ll just need a quick follow-up treatment to maintain your look.

From the moment you walk through our doors, our experienced staff will be available to provide support and answer questions every step of the way. Whether you’re visiting us for your first BOTOX treatment or you’re a regular guest, we’re dedicated to making sure you have a positive experience and leave with results you love.

If you would like to learn more about med spa treatments such as BOTOX performed by a skilled injector or plastic surgeon in Baltimore, please contact us using the online form or call (410) 296-0414 to request a consultation.

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