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BOTOX® Cosmetic: What to Know Before Your First Treatment

BOTOX CosmeticBOTOX® Cosmetic is a popular solution for many individuals seeking a way to improve fine lines, creases, and wrinkles on the face. However, this treatment can seem intimidating for those trying it for the first time. Here is a guide on what you should know before getting your first BOTOX Cosmetic treatment.

How Does BOTOX Cosmetic Work?

BOTOX Cosmetic is an injectable used to smooth out fine lines and wrinkles on the face, and it is most effective on dynamic wrinkles. The development of dynamic wrinkles is accelerated in people who often make expressive facial expressions throughout their lives. BOTOX Cosmetic is very effective for dynamic wrinkles because it relaxes the facial muscles and nerves that control them.

When injected into a specific location of the body, BOTOX Cosmetic blocks the nerves in the area, cutting off the signals between the brain and the affected muscles. When the nerves become immobilized, the underlying muscles that create wrinkles relax, causing the skin to soften and the creases to fade away.

The effects of BOTOX Cosmetic can last up as much as a few months and, with regular touch-ups, the effects can last even longer.

How to Get Ready for Your First Appointment

You may assume taking over-the-counter pain relievers before your BOTOX Cosmetic appointment may help; however, you might increase your risk of bruising. It's possible that the injections may also cause you to bruise more easily if you're already using blood-thinning medication. Make sure you inform your provider about any medications you are currently on to avoid complications.

The best way to prepare for your BOTOX Cosmetic appointment is to avoid alcohol at least 24 hours before your treatment. Alcoholic beverages tend to dilute blood, making it easier to bruise and bleed. They also dry out the skin, which can affect the efficacy of BOTOX Cosmetic.

Schedule a BOTOX Cosmetic Consultation in Denver, CO

Dr. John F. Bershof of Bershof Plastic Surgery has been recognized as a Denver 5280 Top Doctor in the specialties of both plastic surgery and facial cosmetic surgery. Dr. Bershof approaches each patient as an individual, attentively listening to their issues and working with them to develop and attain realistic objectives.

During your BOTOX Cosmetic consultation, you and Dr. Bershof will talk about what you want to achieve and any concerns you have with fine lines and wrinkles. Dr. Bershof will go through the details of your treatment plan, including the injection locations and quantity of BOTOX Cosmetic.

To schedule a consultation with Dr. Bershof, contact (303) 399-7662 today.