A Beginner’s Guide to Botox
- Posted on: Dec 15 2017
Botox is an enormously popular cosmetic treatment. Using a fine needle, Botox is injected into specific muscles to make them relax. The result is a more full, refined, and relaxed appearance. Botox is commonly used to treat forehead lines, lip lines, crow’s feet, and the mouth or chin area. If you are considering Botox, here’s what you need to know.
If you’re in a rush, you can get Botox during your lunch break and be back to work with time to spare. The full effect of Botox will not be seen until about three to seven days after your treatment. In preparation for your Botox injection, you will need to refrain from taking anti-inflammatory medications two weeks prior, and you will need to stop drinking alcohol one week before. These precautions will help protect you from extensive bruising or other possible complications.
The Benefits and Side Effects
Botox is quick, effective, and simple. As mentioned, it simply requires a few minutes to complete, and the results are a more refined, smooth, and youthful appearance. But with any procedure or surgery, there is always the potential for side effects and risks. With Botox, bruising is a normal part of the healing process. In a small percentage of cases, some patients experience a drooping eyelid or a 24-48 a hour headache. These conditions are temporary. Unfortunately, Botox cannot fix the wrinkles caused by cigarette smoking, sun damage, or gravity. This is because muscle contractions did not form those wrinkles in the first place.
Insurance and Botox
Health insurance does not typically provide coverage for cosmetic surgeries or treatments like Botox. If there is a medical reason associated with your cosmetic procedure, you may have insurance coverage. Always contact your insurance company for clarification on your benefits and coverage.
Schedule a Consultation
At Alison Wellness Clinic, we pride ourselves on the variety of services and treatments we offer to help you look and feel your best. In addition to Botox, we offer services in wellness, weight loss, anti-aging, and nutrition. To schedule your Botox consultation, call us today at 256.489.5748. We look forward to helping you accomplish your health and wellness goals this season.