How to Prepare for a Botox Treatment

Aug 13, 2014 | Blog, Botox

Botox_TreatmentGetting Botox treatments for cosmetic reasons is a $90 million a year business. In fact, over a million people in the US alone head to their dermatologist for a consultation. The growing numbers suggest that more and more people are seeing Botox injections as the perfect solution. In the sure hands of a practiced doctor, the treatment is a simple procedure that has had many patients feeling just a little bit better about themselves. Here are a few tips to help you prepare for a Botox treatment:

  1. The most important thing is to halt all over the counter medications that thin your blood as a side effect. After the treatment, blood-thinner drugs like Motrin, Aspirin and Alleve can make you bruise more easily during the recovery period.
  2. Next, although you don’t have to curtail your diet too much, you do need to eliminate fish oils and foods with a lot of Vitamin E, as they are also detrimental to the recovery process.
  3. Make sure you’re ready to answer your doctor’s questions in full; such as, are you taking any muscle relaxants, allergy medications or sleeping aids that have ingredients that could interfere with the healing process.
  4. If you’ve recently had a similar procedure in the past half-year or less, your doctor needs to know this – so have the correct dates at hand when he or she asks.
  5. A couple of days before the treatment, start eating pineapple. Pineapple is an excellent anti-inflammatory fruit and will prepare your body for the Botox treatment and the bruising that is often a natural result. It will continue to reduce this bruising if you eat it after the procedure.

You’ll be in great hands once the treatment begins; do your part beforehand for the best experience possible after you leave the office. The treatment is minimally invasive, so you’ll be able to resume your daily routine right away.