MThe Do’s and Don’ts of a Successful Botox Treatmentany patients ask, “What are some steps to take to ensure my Botox injections are successful?” When you come into the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center for Botox, don’t worry about anything; we’ll take care of it all. Both Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian are highly skilled Botox injectors. Here are some tips to help ensure your Botox looks its best. Call us today to schedule your appointment and come see how amazing you can look with Botox!

Do Choose a Skilled Injector

The most important decision you’ll make when getting Botox is choosing your injector. Choose a practitioner who uses Botox regularly and is trained in the latest techniques. Dr. Amerian and Dr. Anterasian have been using Botox since it first became available as a wrinkle reducer more than 20 years ago. In that time, they have performed countless injections and learned how to customize treatment for your unique facial needs.

You will also want to stop or at least reduce the use of products such as advil, aleve, aspirin, ibuprofen, Vitamin E, ginkgo, and fish oil during the week before the procedure.  This will decrease the chance of bruising.

Don’t Overdo It

If a little Botox is great, then a lot must be amazing. WRONG! With Botox, a little goes a long way. Ask your injector to do a lighter treatment the first time. You can always get more Botox if you need to, but apply too much and you’re stuck. The most natural looking results come from the right amount of Botox. A skilled injector will know just how much Botox you need to look your best.

Do Get Right Back to Life

Botox is a no downtime procedure, which means that you can come in for treatment and head right back to your daily activities. Don’t hole up in your house waiting for your Botox to start working. Get out and enjoy life!

Don’t Exercise Right After Treatment

The only thing you really need to avoid after Botox is exercise. Hit the gym before you come in and wait until the next day to go back.

Do Follow Your Treatment Schedule

Botox is a temporary wrinkle treatment. If you love your results, and we’re confident you will, you’ll need to return for follow up injections to maintain your look. Botox usually lasts about 3-4 months. We’ll work out a treatment schedule with you. Make sure you come in for your follow-up injections on time. Getting your injections on schedule will keep you looking your best!

Do Understand What Botox Can and Can’t Do

Botox is amazing, but it isn’t the only anti-aging treatment you’ll need. Often Botox is paired with injectable dermal fillers or laser skin resurfacing. Botox helps alleviate wrinkles caused by overactive facial muscles in the upper part of the face while dermal fillers fill in wrinkles on other areas of the face. Laser treatments can improve your skin tone and texture.   The most beautiful results occur when treatments are combined and the entire face is addressed.  Talk with us about your problem areas and we’ll help you create a facial rejuvenation plan that works for you.

Call us today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Amerian or Dr. Anterasian at the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center.