Not all Botox® treatments are created equal. The skill of your injector is everything, which is why The Refinery goes to such great lengths to provide the most experienced injectors who are equipped with the most advanced techniques to bring out your best consistently. To help you get the most from your next Botox session, here are a few expert tricks of the trade:
Ask for the most “seasoned” injector.
It takes administering hundreds of treatments before an injector becomes adept at performing superb Botox treatments. With practice comes perfection, and the ability to place the needle exactly where it needs to be, at just the right angle and pressure, to achieve optimal results with minimal downtime. Inexperienced injectors are nervous and too often administer treatment with a shaky and heavy hand, which causes side effects like bruising and swelling.
Do your homework.
You too have a part in how well your injection session goes! To reduce your risk of bruising and swelling, you’ll need to avoid blood thinning substances for a good two weeks prior to your injectable session. Common blood thinners include NSAIDS, alcohol, and green tea, but check with your injector for a more complete list so you can cover all your bases!
Post Treatment tips
Ice your treatment area on and off immediately following your injectable session. Keeping your treatment area cool will shrink your blood vessels, reducing bleeding and swelling, as well as reducing bruising. You should also avoid any strenuous exercise, which may cause your Botox to migrate to an undesirable location. Also, avoid napping in the hours following treatment, or any movements wherein your head is upside down, which can move your Botox.
Keep in mind that every injection carries a risk of certain common side effects, such as swelling, bruising and pinpoint bleeding. Some people are more prone to side effects than others, no matter how skilled their injector is. We are committed to bringing out your absolute best, and we can’t wait to help you achieve your goals. To schedule your Botox session in West Melbourne, please call 321.361.4154 or request a consultation today. The Refinery proudly serves West Melbourne and the surrounding communities, including Melbourne, Palm Bay, and Indialantic.