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September 16, 2022

What to Expect When Getting Botox for the First Time

What to expect when getting botox in Edmonton for the first time

Known for reducing wrinkles, Botox injections can be administered at most dermatology and cosmetic centres. Botox is one of the most popular and inexpensive cosmetic treatments that will reverse signs of aging in multiple areas. More than just clear signs of aging, you can use Botox in Edmonton to treat migraines, excessive sweating, neck spasms, an uncontrollable bladder, and a lazy eye. Because this cosmetic drug has extensive versatility in treating conditions while combatting fine lines and wrinkles, Botox has remained renowned for its distinct effectiveness and accessibility to those seeking its undeniable results. 

Although receiving Botox for the first time might seem daunting, as any cosmetic procedure is, once you have acquired the knowledge surrounding it, you will feel more comfortable going to your local cosmetic operation to receive your injection. 

What is Botox?

Botox is an FDA-approved injection consisting of a neurotoxin called onobotulinumtoxin A, produced by the bacteria Clostridium botulinum. This injection is deemed safe to use and will weaken muscles that constantly contract and deepen fine lines, folds, and wrinkles. With these underlying muscles now resting from the injected Botox, wrinkles won't form as quickly, can be reduced, and prevented if you get Botox regularly and when you initially see wrinkles emerge. Botox can target certain facial areas, including frown lines, forehead lines, crow's feet, jawline, and neck. 


Before you go ahead and book a direct appointment to receive your Botox injections, you should book a consultation with a healthcare professional. An initial consultation will provide you with the information you will want to know and will help you determine the goals and results you are seeking from these injections. You will also be given a chance to ask a healthcare professional any questions that might be rummaging through your mind. A consultation will allow your healthcare professional to request a thorough detailing of your medical history to ensure Botox will not negatively impact your health. 

Before your procedure

To reduce your risk of bleeding, you'll want to refrain from taking any blood thinners, whether it be medication or over-the-counter drugs, for several days before you receive Botox. On the day of your appointment, right before you're injected, your skin may be numbed to reduce any chances of discomfort. Numbing this area might entail using ice, anesthesia, or a simple massage. More so, do not apply any makeup on your face the day you are to receive your Botox injections. 


Using a minuscule needle, your doctor will carefully inject you with a Botox solution that will only feel like a slight sting. You will be injected in the specific areas you want to be treated. You will see noticeable results from Botox about 20 minutes after the initial injection. Depending on how many injections you have requested, the time and the extent of the entire appointment will ultimately vary.  


After you have received Botox in Edmonton, you should not do any strenuous exercise, avoid direct exposure to the sun, do not touch the areas that were treated, do not try other skin treatments, avoid doing your usual skin regime for the night, and try to relax for the remainder of the day. Although your skin will look smoother after your injection, results will not be completely obvious for a week or more. 

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