How Should I Prepare for My BOTOX® Cosmetic Appointment?

Cosmetologist injecting collagen to her clients face

The face is commonly one of the first things people notice about others, and it is often the starting point from which they begin to get an idea of who others are. As such, ensuring that your face is living up to your standards can be an important aspect of your self-image. Unfortunately, there are a lot of ways your face can be impacted by your age, genetics, and lifestyle, such as bothersome dynamic wrinkles. But don’t worry—that’s why BOTOX® Cosmetic could be the solution for you!

By addressing and correcting deep, dynamic wrinkles, BOTOX Cosmetic can restore the youthful look of one’s face. However, there are some adjustments you’ll have to make to your lifestyle the week or so before your BOTOX Cosmetic appointment, such as the following:

Temporarily Cease Taking Certain Medications

This will likely be one of the first things Dr. Foster will discuss with you and inform you about. There are more than a handful of medications that you’ll need temporarily cut out of your daily routine to ensure that your BOTOX Cosmetic appointment goes off without a hitch. For example, over-the-counter medications such as aspirin and ibuprofen and supplements like St. John’s Wort can all interfere with the process, so they’ll have to be abstained from.

Put Aside the Alcohol and Tobacco

You’ll always want to table your consumption of alcohol and tobacco:

  • For tobacco, you’ll want to quit smoking for about two weeks before your appointment, as it can hinder your body’s ability to heal and fight infection.
  • For alcohol, you’ll want to quit drinking at least three days before the appointment (though preferably a week), as it can thin your blood and promote unwanted bruising and swelling.

Stay Well-Hydrated and Well-Rested

Finally—though this is practical advice for feeling your best in general—you’ll simply want to ensure that you are well-rested and well-hydrated in the days before your BOTOX Cosmetic appointment. Both will ensure that your body has all the energy it needs to cooperate with the injection and heal quickly afterward.

Get Ready for Your BOTOX Cosmetic Appointment at Schmitt Dental

If you’re looking for a trustworthy doctor to conduct your next BOTOX Cosmetic appointment, then reach out to Dr. Foster today at FosterMD—located in both Manasquan (732-449-2099) and Toms River, NJ (732-914-2233).

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