First Time for Botox? Here's How to Prepare for the Best Experience

Oct 10, 2023
First Time for Botox? Here's How to Prepare for the Best Experience
Revolutionize your approach to beauty and aging with Botox. Say goodbye to wrinkles and fine lines as you embrace a smoother, more radiant you.

For those looking to restore a more youthful appearance without undergoing invasive procedures, Botox offers a quick and convenient solution. The treatment, which involves injecting a purified form of the botulinum toxin into targeted facial muscles, is lauded for its ability to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of aging. 

At SheMD in Douglaston, Little Neck, Great Neck, and surrounding areas of New York City, board-certified OB/GYN and medical aesthetics specialist Dr. Meryl E. Kahan, MD, FACOG, MSCP, and the rest of our team are committed to providing the best Botox® experience tailored to your individual needs. 

Perhaps you've decided that Botox is the right choice for you, but you're unsure about what to expect or how to prepare. Don't worry; preparation is relatively simple and can significantly influence your results and overall experience. This blog post covers essential steps to get you fully geared up for your Botox appointment.

Choose a certified provider

When it comes to Botox, choosing the right provider can make all the difference. At SheMD, Dr. Kahan is board-certified and has undergone specialized training in administering Botox treatments. 

A certified and experienced provider will not only ensure you get the best results but will also minimize any risks or side effects.

Have a pre-treatment consultation

Before diving into the Botox experience, we highly recommend scheduling a consultation. During this meeting, Dr. Kahan will discuss your aesthetic goals, examine your skin, and create a customized treatment plan. We'll answer any questions you may have and go over any concerns regarding the procedure. At SheMD, we make sure our clients are well-informed and comfortable before proceeding with treatment.

Stop taking certain medications

In the week leading up to your appointment, it's crucial to avoid certain medications and supplements. Blood thinners, aspirin, and certain herbal supplements can increase the risk of bruising. Make sure to discuss any medications you're currently taking with Dr. Kahan during your consultation to determine if they could interfere with your Botox treatment.

Prep your skin

Roughly 24 hours before your treatment, avoid alcohol and limit caffeine intake as these substances can also increase the risk of bruising. Ensure your skin is clean and free of makeup, lotions, or creams on the day of your appointment. This allows the Botox to target the muscle more accurately, leading to better results.

Manage your expectations

Botox is an excellent tool for smoothing out wrinkles and fine lines. After treatment, it usually takes a few days to a week to start noticing changes. Optimal results appear within two weeks, and we advise our SheMD clients to schedule a follow-up appointment to assess the results and make any necessary adjustments.

Taking the plunge into enhancing your appearance with Botox is an exciting journey towards a more youthful and confident you. If you’re ready for smoother, more younger looking skin, reach out to us at SheMD for a consultation. Let’s get started on crafting the best version of you.