You have decided to take the exciting step of booking your first botulinum toxin treatment, but you are not sure what to expect. Here is a handy checklist to help calm your nerves and prepare yourself for your treatment!
It is the week before your treatment day. Here are a couple of things you should do and keep in mind to better prepare yourself for the big day!
Understand your personal beauty goals and be realistic with them
Take a moment to understand why you would like to go for this treatment and what you would like to get out of it. This would help your doctor have an idea of what you want to ensure you are able to achieve your beauty goals at the end of your treatment.
Watch what you consume
In the week and days leading up to your procedure, try to avoid any blood-thinner medication. Do also avoid consuming alcohol at least 2 days before to minimise the risk of bruising from treatment injections.
It is the day of your treatment! We bet you are excited, so here is a quick guide on the process so you know what to expect:
Consultation with your doctor
Typically, your doctor would begin the session with a consultation where he will assess your facial features and discuss your beauty goals with you. Thereafter, he will recommend a personalised treatment plan for you and explain to you the risks and benefits of your treatment to ensure that you are comfortable before proceeding with the treatment.
During this process, you might be required to take “before” photos for comparison purposes later on.
After the treatment, your doctor would then advise you on post-treatment care steps and also schedule your next appointment to check in and follow up if necessary.
You have completed your first botulinum toxin treatment! You can resume regular activities, but there are some things to take note of to maximise the effectiveness of your treatment:
- Avoid vigorous exercise for 24 hours
- Use sunscreen and reduce your exposure to the sun
Now that you have all your bases covered, you can go for your treatment with a peace of mind. It is important to START PURE by choosing the pure* botulinum toxin with zero impurities^ to minimise the risk of developing botulinum toxin resistance and ensure that your future treatments will remain effective. To find out more about botulinum toxin resistance, speak with a trusted medical professional today!
*Pure refers to the absence of complexing proteins, inactive neurotoxin, flagellin, and bacterial DNA contaminants.1
^Impurities refer to the presence of complexing proteins, inactive neurotoxin, flagellin, and bacterial DNA contaminants.1
1. Park JY et al. Neurotoxin impurities: A Review of threats to Efficacy. Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open. 2020;8(1):e2627