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Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Procedure Steps

shutterstock 95748727 300x300 - Botulinum Toxin (Botox) Procedure StepsBotox injections include a powerful biological substance known as botulinum toxin, which loosens the overactive wrinkle-forming facial muscles.

Botox anti-aging cosmetic dermatology procedure helps mitigate mild facial aging signs and provide a more youthful appearance. During the initial Botox consultation, the provider will discuss the treatment steps.

It usually takes around 15 to 20 minutes to deliver the Botox injections in-office. A majority of the patients can resume their normal routine immediately after the procedure.

Suncoast Skin Solutions, led by board certified dermatologist Dr. Christopher Ewanowski, provides Botox injections to patients in Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and surrounding locations.

Learn about Botox

The initial step for a patient, before they select a Botox provider, should be to understand more about the Botox injectable treatment. They may update their knowledge from a few authoritative medical websites or talk to other patients who have received Botox treatment previously. The patient will be able to make a well-considered decision through more familiarity with the procedure.

Choose a Treatment Provider

After the patient has made a decision to receive Botox cosmetic medical spa treatment, they should identify a skilled and qualified provider and a well-equipped practice to administer Botox injections safely and efficiently. Ideally, the practice should be headed by a board-certified dermatologist who follows best practices as well as the latest safety protocols.

Information Disclosure

During the initial Botox consultation, the patient should provide any pertinent information that the provider asks for. The patient should inform the provider in case they have received Botox injections in the last six months. They should let the provider know if they have experienced any Botox side effects in the past, or whether they are presently taking any sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, or allergy medication.

Patients taking blood thinners such as aspirin may need to stop them for some days to reduce the risk of bleeding and bruising. People who smoke should be willing to quit smoking for the duration specified by the treatment provider.

Botox Appointment

The procedure to administer Botox takes only around 15 to 20 minutes. The treatment provider will precisely identify and mark the impacted sites. The provider will use a mild cleanser in this region. They may apply a topical numbing ointment for a more comfortable procedure, but anesthesia is typically not necessary.

The treatment provider uses a fine gauge micro-needle to inject the Botox into the overactive muscle in the face that is leading to wrinkle formation. The provider may use 1 to 3 injections to treat each specific muscle. The patient will feel negligible discomfort due to the small size of the needle.

Post-Treatment Care

The treatment provider will offer a few basic guidelines to the patient for post-procedure care that is necessary for the initial few hours after receiving the injections. Most patients can resume their routine right after the treatment.

Dr. Ewanowski’s skin care clinic receives patients from Tampa, Brandon, Lutz, Seminole, Riverview, Brooksville, Winter Haven, Daytona Beach, Largo, St. Petersburg, Ocala, The Villages Central Florida, Florida, and nearby areas for Botox.

SunCoast Skin Solutions Dermatology offices are located in Tampa / Hillsborough, St. Petersburg / Pinellas County, Brandon, Lutz (2 locations), Winter Haven, Largo, Riverview, Brooksville, Ocala, Largo at Bardmoor, Daytona Beach, Sarasota, and Palm Harbor, Florida. Contact us at 1-844-786-3376 or click here.

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