Botox 101

Botox 101

If you are considering getting Botox to address unwanted wrinkles, or wrinkles that make you look angry, you need to be able to differentiate fact from fiction. Most people who talk about their Botox injections don’t know enough about it to be experts. Let’s start with the three worst ways to get Botox injections.


Botox parties. Let me paint the picture… too much wine, peer pressure, and a doctor that is rushed trying to inject 15 or 20 people. Many times that doctor comes from out of town and is nowhere to be found if you have a problem.

Getting injections from a doctor who barely speaks to you. I hear this story all the time. “The doctor just walked in and started injecting.” He/she barely spoke and walked out the door. A physician or their assistant should take a thorough history to make sure you don’t have any conditions such as neurologic diseases, and to make sure you are not pregnant or nursing. Not speaking to you about your desired result is simply unacceptable.

Basing your decision on Botox by price alone. Everyone loves a bargain, but remember, Botox, Xeomin, and Dysport are all toxins that are injected into muscles to relax them. Improper injection can result in an unfavorable appearance that lasts for up to three months. I would rather spend a little more money since I really like my face.


Your Botox experience should be pleasant. You should be greeted by friendly staff who makes you feel as if they value you as a client. A thorough history should be taken and then you should be asked what areas you are concerned about. You should inquire about the qualifications and experience of the injector. The injector should be a Physician, Nurse Practitioner, or Physician Assistant. The procedure should be performed after a consent is signed and the area of the face is clean and dry. The injections usually do not hurt or cause bleeding. Post procedure instructions should also be provided. With this information in mind, you can have a safe and pleasant experience while banishing the appearance of wrinkles.


Considering Botox? Take advantage of our Botox special until October 31st where you can get Botox or Xeomin for $10/unit. Call 904-461-6797 to book your appointment today!

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