When wrinkles and fine lines start appearing on the face, it could affect your self-esteem. Although a number of surgical options can provide dramatic skin-soothing outcomes, numerous women and men would rather avoid cosmetic surgery to help restore a youthful appearance.
For this reason, Botox® remains a popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure nationwide. At Monroe OBGYN, we encounter numerous patients who are eager to undergo the procedure because they can have a rejuvenated and youthful appearance without needing a surgical procedure. If you’re contemplating the procedure, here’s what to expect.
What does Botox Involve?
Botox injections are a class of medications that use different forms of botulinum toxin to decrease the appearance of wrinkles. Botox seeks to weaken the facial muscles that produce laugh lines, wrinkles around your eyes, and creases that develop at your mouth’s sides temporarily.
At Monroe OBGYN, the treatment leads to the decrease of wrinkles and an enhanced appearance of youthful-looking skin in our patients. We reassure our patients that Botox doesn’t paralyze their face completely or lead to an unnatural appearance when our qualified staff performs the procedure.
Before you undergo the procedure for the first time, one of our specialists will meet with you for a consultation. During your appointment, we’ll request you to share your medical history to ensure the treatment option is safe for you.
We’ll also address any concerns or questions you might have concerning the treatment. Moreover, we’ll discuss the facial areas you wish to treat. This way, you’ll understand the level of Botox you’ll be obtaining and where you’ll be obtaining it by the time the consultation appointment ends.
During your appointment, we’ll have to know the medications you’re using, including prescriptions and over-the-counter medications.
What should take place before the session?
Before you begin your initial session, ensure our staff is on the same page regarding your goals and distinct needs. The best way to do so is by sitting down with us for a preliminary consultation. This will also provide an opportunity to address any concerns or questions you might have while ensuring your expectations are realistic.
During the consultation, we’ll discuss your unique needs comprehensively to establish whether you’re a suitable candidate for the treatment.
What should you expect during the treatment?
You’ll be in a raised position while undergoing treatment and we’ll cleanse the areas for injection with a non-alcohol cleanser.
Our specialists will then inject Botox into the preferred areas. Typical patterns of injection comprise approximately four or five areas on every side of your forehead and 2-3 areas on either eye.
Thankfully, our skilled team can inject more areas depending on the kind of wrinkles and your desired effect. It’s common for us to apply pressure if an area appears to be bleeding once you receive the injection.
Can anyone perform the procedure?
Ensure you seek the services of a reputable practitioner who should have before and after photos of those he or she has injected. Make sure you take the time to examine the photos to ensure the work seems natural.
Remember, the injection is a drug, so highly specialized and trained professionals like Dr. Soudabeh Ahadi and Dr. Martin Pakideh should administer it.
It’s also important to understand that every state governs who can administer the treatments legally. For instance, a number of states permit only accredited physicians to administer the injection.
Other states, however, permit other medical care professionals to treat patients under a doctor’s supervision. Thankfully, you can’t go wrong at Monroe OBGYN where Dr. Soudabeh Ahadi and Dr. Martin Pakideh, DO use the latest practices in obstetrics and gynecology.
If you’re seeking a reliable practitioner to help restore your youthful look, contact Monroe OB/GYN at 734-215-7813 or book online to schedule an appointment.