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BOTOX® Cosmetic Day: What You Should Know Before Your First Appointment

The third Wednesday of November is BOTOX® Cosmetic Day! This year, BOTOX® Cosmetic Day is November 15th, 2023. To celebrate one of the world’s favorite injectables, it’s the perfect time to learn more about how BOTOX Cosmetic works and what to know before your first appointment at SkinSmart Dermatology®!

You’ll Need to Prep Your Face

A week before your injection appointment, avoid chemical peels, exfoliants, sun tanning, waxing, and facials. You may want to apply Arnica cream for a few days before your appointment to help reduce bruising at the injection site.

Give Up Smoking to Reduce the Risk of BOTOX Bruising

You can minimize your risk by quitting smoking in the week leading up to your appointment. Nicotine slows your body’s natural ability to heal by preventing blood flow to small blood vessels (vasoconstriction), which can cause more bruising after BOTOX.

It’s Important to Talk to Your Doctor About Medications

Some medications must be stopped prior to BOTOX injections. If you are currently taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, let your plastic surgeon know during your consultation. It’s important to disclose these before your first appointment to make sure you are able to make any necessary changes prior to your injections.

You Should Exercise Before Your Appointment

It’s best to do physical exercise before your appointment, as you’ll have to avoid it for at least 24 hours after BOTOX. If you exercise or lift weights too soon after treatment, there is a risk of moving the injection and causing it to move to other areas.

Get the Full Details on BOTOX at SkinSmart Dermatology

Contact SkinSmart Dermatology to explore your options for BOTOX in Sarasota, FL. With a passionate, skilled team of doctors and estheticians, you can get the best care for your skin and reach your aesthetic goals through personalized recommendations. Call 941-308-7546, or submit a form online to get in touch.

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