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Preparing for BOTOX® Treatment

Preparing for BOTOX® in Rockville Centre, NY

Helping You Prepare for BOTOX®

BOTOX® is a popular cosmetic procedure for removing fine lines and wrinkles from the face. While preparing for BOTOX® treatment is usually straightforward, there are some crucial steps you’ll want to take before you visit Long Island Dermatology for your appointment. Our team is here to ensure you understand how to best prepare yourself for the procedure. Following these guidelines is essential to seeing excellent results in the weeks after treatment. For more information on what you can do to prepare, call or visit our clinic in Rockville Centre, Long Island.

How Does BOTOX® Work?

The purpose of BOTOX® is to block the nerve signals that cause the facial muscles to contract and tighten. We inject BOTOX® into the muscle, which allows it to relax and eliminate any fine lines and wrinkles with it. Keep in mind, BOTOX® is not likely to completely eliminate wrinkles caused by sun damage. However, you can expect to see exceptional results within a week.

The BOTOX® Procedure Explained

The BOTOX® procedure tends to be simple. It takes little time and rarely results in significant discomfort. You won’t need anesthesia or any more than a few minutes to complete the whole treatment. We’ll begin the procedure by inserting tiny needles into your face. Using these, we’ll inject BOTOX® into your muscles. Once the solution is injected, the procedure is practically over. In the next few weeks, you should begin to see results. Be sure to follow your dermatologist’s specific instructions and stay away from alcohol and anti-inflammatory medications. If you follow the proper aftercare steps, your results can last up to six months.

How to Prepare for BOTOX®

Preparing for BOTOX® treatment is easy if you follow your dermatologist’s instructions. In the weeks prior to the procedure, focus on lessening stress. You don’t want to feel stressed on the day of the procedure, so make sure to schedule a time when you’re less likely to be anxious. We also advise that you stop smoking before the procedure, as smoking can increase your chances of bruising. Before committing to BOTOX®, be sure to let your doctor know of any medications you’re taking. Some, such as blood thinners and sleeping aids, can cause side effects. Before you leave for your appointment, make sure to cleanse your skin of any dirt or makeup and apply arnica cream to reduce bruising. The team at Long Island Dermatology will make sure you’re aware of any other steps you need to take based on your circumstances.

How Long Does BOTOX® Last?

You’ll see the results of BOTOX® for months following treatment. However, the exact amount of time results last depends on the patient. Most patients can expect to enjoy smoother skin for four months following the procedure. Yet, other patients don’t need a second round of treatment until six months after the first injections. Make sure to properly prepare for BOTOX® so you can enjoy your results for as long as possible.

Why Choose Us

Patients from across Long Island choose our clinic for our commitment to top-notch treatments. You deserve a dermatologist you can trust to recommend the best procedures and give you all the facts before you commit. Dr. Israel S. Eckman is a graduate of Tufts University and has been running his own private practice for almost 20 years. His expertise was recognized by Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he currently serves as an assistant professor of dermatology. With so much experience under his belt and a reputation for compassionate care, Dr. Eckman has become one of the most trusted medical professionals in the area. If you’d like to schedule an appointment for BOTOX® or another treatment, reach out to Dr. Eckman and his team today.