What You Need to Know Before Getting Botox

Are you considering getting Botox? At A New U in Ormond Beach, FL, we gathered the top things you should know prior to getting Botox! We are a cosmetic and weight loss clinic dedicated to helping you achieve your dream look. Discover our Botox treatments today! Keep reading to find out what you should know before getting Botox.

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Research Your Options

The first thing you should know before getting Botox treatments is that you must find the right doctor or clinic for you. To do this, you should research the best clinics in your area and how they set their prices. With the rise in popularity of Botox, fillers, and cosmetic procedures, it’s important to find a doctor you trust that has good reviews. It’s also a good idea to check how the doctor or clinic sets their prices as it can vary between clinics or locations. A common trend with pricing is for practices in larger metropolitan areas to set higher prices due to their location. At A New U, we offer new clients special first-time offers on many treatments or procedures! Contact us today to get more information about us and our offers or to schedule your consultation!

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Botox vs. Fillers

A common misconception made with Botox is that they are the same thing as fillers. This is actually not entirely true for a couple of reasons. Fillers add fullness or volume to the injected area whereas Botox is used to remove wrinkles by temporarily paralyzing the affected muscles. They both are similar in that they can help diminish the signs of aging, but they both are used to treat slightly different signs of aging. To learn more about the other differences between them, check out our blog post Botox vs. Fillers: What’s the Difference.

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Prior to Your Appointment

You will need to schedule a consultation with your doctor before the Botox treatment appointment to discuss your desired results and allow your doctor a chance to see the areas prior to treatment. Consultations are also great if you aren’t sure which areas you’d like to fix. Before your treatment appointment, you will need to contact your doctor about what things to avoid like blood thinners so you can make sure to have the best results. At your first appointment, this will take slightly longer than your subsequent visits as we want to make sure you understand everything prior to your treatment. We also like to run through everything from the consultation to confirm everything is correct and good for the treatment. Contact us today with any questions or to get started on your dream look!

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Side Effects and Post-treatment

Botox treatments do have side effects like many other medical treatments or procedures, but it is safe and effective. Side effects include headaches, pain, bleeding, dry mouth, nausea, blurry vision, weakness, trouble breathing or speaking, and hives or itching on the skin. After your treatment, you should be prepared to not lay down or mess with the injection zones for at least a few hours. You also shouldn’t do any strenuous exercise for at least twenty-four hours after your appointment. These all can potentially spread the Botox to other areas or weaken the injection.

We hope this helped you feel more prepared and comfortable about getting a Botox treatment. This treatment also has other great health benefits like combatting frequent migraines, helping relieve chronic facial discomfort, and soothing muscle spasms. A New U in Ormond Beach wants to help you start your journey to your dream look, so discover our Botox treatments today!