What You Should Know About Botox

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In today’s ever evolving and ever-growing aesthetics industry, Botox is not only a common topic, but a common treatment both women and men are seeking out. Many people choose Botox because it is a fast and effective treatment for smoothing lines and wrinkles. Others are pleased with the price point in comparison with invasive procedures. Others, still, choose Botox because it is a minimally invasive procedure with little downtime. (In fact, the number of minimally invasive treatments have grown about 200 percent since the year 2000…which speaks for itself!)

However, even though Botox has become somewhat of a household name, there are some key points you should know if you are considering a procedure. Keep reading for more on this.

It’s no longer taboo

Once upon a time, having a Botox treatment was a very hush-hush thing, and women and men would keep it under wraps if they did get treated with Botox. While everyone may have a unique viewpoint on this, suffice to say that 4/5 of all treatments by facial plastic surgeons last year were nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including injectables. More people getting Botox typically equals more people sharing with close friends and family that they have had it done (and referring them to their injector!).

You can’t get Botox if you’re pregnant or nursing

While it may go without saying, if you are pregnant or nursing, you cannot receive a Botox treatment. Though it is FDA-approved, and there is no clinical evidence that Botox is unsafe during pregnancy or breastfeeding, it is not advised and not practiced.

No downtime but…

Botox is fantastic because, technically, there is no downtime. This means you can go right back to work or out for dinner following your appointment. You don’t have to worry about your day being interrupted! However, it is important to understand that you should avoid bending forward or lying down for two hours after your treatment as well as touching the treated area for four hours.

You may need more than one treatment

Our patients love that we provide natural-looking results regardless of treatment at hand. As such, some patients choose to come back two to four weeks after their Botox treatment to be evaluated as to whether they need more. After all, it’s better to take a conservative approach and treat again, if needed, than to end up with a result you are not happy with or that looks “done.”

Elite Botox in Michigan

Dr. Andrew Lofman has been practicing plastic surgery in Michigan for well over a decade. As such, he has a keen skill and knowledge for facial aesthetics.

At his metro Detroit medical spa, he and his staff offer the latest and most advanced noninvasive facial and body treatments that can help you look and feel your best. From Botox and Dysport to dermal filler, and Kybella to laser skin resurfacing and the ever-popular EMSCULPT, we are pleased to help you achieve your aesthetic goals.

We invite you to schedule your consultation now.