Siavash Siv Eftekhari, M.D., DMD


NextGen OMS: What Should You Know About Botox Before You Schedule Injections? | Frisco, TX

NextGen OMS: What Should You Know About Botox Before You Schedule Injections? | Frisco, TX

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If you’re thinking about getting Botox injections, you aren’t alone. Last year, more than 1.5 million people received these injections. This represents a 40 percent increase. This treatment, designed to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles, has skyrocketed in popularity because of its efficacy and safety when performed by a certified medical clinic like NextGen OMS. If you live in Frisco, TX, and want to reduce the signs of aging, you should consider scheduling your free consultation at our clinic. However, before you make your appointment, be sure to consider the following to ensure that this is the right cosmetic treatment for you.

What Do You Want to Achieve?

Botox injections can leave a person looking more youthful. If you have crows feet or forehead creases, commonplace signs of age, this treatment is a great option. Basically, the injections ‘relax’ the wrinkles so that the skin of the target area appears smooth and, as result, younger in appearance. Although Botox cannot smooth away deep facial creases, it can soften them. These injections can achieve positive results and most people are satisfied with them, but they cannot permanently reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Do You Have Time for a Full Consultation?

At NextGen OMS, we offer free consultation for our services. It’s important to discuss the procedure with our surgeon. We can create a plan for your Botox injections. We’ll be able to show you where we will make the injections and what you can expect specifically after your procedure. The consultation is an important part of any medical procedure. It’s the time when you can discuss your questions or concerns and our surgeon can address them, providing you with accurate information. After your consultation, we can schedule your injections to suit your convenience. In many cases, the procedure takes only an hour or less. Our surgeon will be able to discuss everything you should expect during your scheduled visit.

What’s Your Patience Level?

Botox is a highly effective treatment, but if you’re planning to get injections just a few days before a big event, don’t expect the transformation you’re hoping for. In most cases, the treatment will not reveal its final results until seven to ten days from the point of treatment. Clinicians typically advise patients to schedule their appointment at least two weeks prior to an important event like a wedding or vacation. These injections can provide amazing results, but not overnight. If you can wait the two weeks for the results to take shape, you may be a good candidate for this treatment.

Are You Okay with a Follow-Up?

Sometimes our surgeon will recommend visiting a week later in order to check out how the injections are coming along, especially if it’s your first time using Botox. He may advise you that a simple touch up is needed on one or both sides of your face to achieve the desired effects. Follow up appointments may or may not be needed for subsequent visits. Our surgeon can advise you specifically about your case.

Are You Willing to Follow Up with Maintenance Injections?

After about three months, the effects of Botox will wear off. If you want to maintain the effects the treatment produced, you’ll need to follow up with subsequent rounds of injections. However, with a commitment to treatment every twelve weeks, you can keep your more youthful look intact.

Have You Thought About the Risks?

Botox is made from botulinum toxin type A. When injected into the muscles, it prevents them from contracting; this is what causes the skin’s wrinkles to relax into smoothness. Botox treatments are regarded today as safe when delivered by certified practitioners. However, one of the more common side effects of treatments is the ‘frozen’ face appearance. This is typically a problem that occurs when clients obtain injections from an inexperienced practitioner as opposed to a board-certified cosmetic or maxillofacial surgeon like ours at NextGen OMS.

A bargain deal for injections at a questionable medical spa or beauty salon is not a bargain if the provider cannot deliver your desired results. If you want this therapy, it’s important to carefully evaluate clinics to ensure you select one that’s certified to deliver these injections in accordance with best cosmetic and health practices. Never opt for injections from a Frisco, TX, practitioner who doesn’t have the experience or credentials for this service.

Are You Acquainted with the Possible Side Effects?

After injections, some patients will experience side effects, but they are usually mild. Common side effects include headache, bruising, and swelling. Some people may experience a fever and chills. If you do experience adverse effects, you should notify our office so our surgeon can evaluate your condition. However, this procedure is generally quite safe, which is why it has become so popular throughout the U.S.

As our surgeon will tell you, these side effects will only last a few days. Sometimes there may be other effects near the injection site. For example, you might notice drooping eyelids or excessive tearing for a few days. That’s why it’s important to schedule your injections at least two weeks in advance of when you want their full effects to be seen. Again, if you notice any side effects on the severe side, don’t hesitate to call our office for assistance.

If you’ve reflected on these considerations and are interested in scheduling your free consultation with NextGen OMS, we can’t wait to meet you and discuss a procedural plan that’s ideal for your face. We’ve helped hundreds of patients in the area achieve a more youthful appearance and we can help you too. Contact us with questions or to set up your consultation with our cosmetic surgeon.