What to Ask When Getting Botox®
If you’ve been looking into Botox® treatments or injections near Havertown, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation. Your dermatologist needs to get to know you and your skin better to help you achieve your goals. At Bala Dermatology, our Havertown area dermatologist uses consultations to develop a custom treatment plan that works for you.
A consult is also an opportunity to ask any questions you have about the process, especially if it’s your first time. We recommend making a list of concerns and questions to bring to your consultation.
Botox Consultation Questions
Our Havertown area Botox treatment and injection specialists have compiled a useful list of questions we commonly hear from patients during their consultations. These are also topics we will want to discuss with you, so it’s ideal to start thinking about them before your appointment.
Am I a good candidate for Botox?
Your Havertown area dermatologist at Bala Dermatology will check a few medical background points to make sure you are a good candidate for Botox treatment. (You cannot get Botox if you are pregnant or nursing.) We also want to make sure that Botox treatment is right for your concerns. We use Botox injections to help with moderate to severe wrinkles and lines on your face and neck. They do not add volume but instead relax the muscles that trigger wrinkles.
Should I get Botox or fillers?
If your desired result involves changing the shape of your face with volume, we will recommend filler treatments instead of or in addition to Botox. Fillers are used to plump lips, cheeks, and chin areas. Botox is for facial lines and wrinkles. Your treatment plan will depend on your individual concerns and goals.
What area(s) of my face should I treat?
The areas we recommend treating will depend on your areas of concern. Our Havertown area dermatologist commonly uses Botox to soften frown lines, forehead lines, crow’s feet, chin dents or dimples, and sagging eyebrows. However, there are many more problems we can treat. Your consultation will make it easy to show us what your concerns are in person.
How much Botox is normal for the first time?
The amount of Botox units used in treatment isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. It depends on a lot of factors like the facial area and severity of concerns. The average baselines for first-time injections are:
- Forehead: 20-30 units
- Frown lines: 10-20 units
- Crow’s feet: 5-15 units
- Eyebrow lift: 2-5 units
- Chin: 2-4 units
Does Botox hurt?
Some patients describe injections as a little pinch, some don’t feel anything at all. Most treatments take less than 10 minutes.
Schedule a Consultation
Ready to find out what your ideal treatment plan is? Contact us to schedule your initial consultation. We’ll create a custom plan to achieve your desired look and answer all your questions about what to expect before, during, and after your Botox treatment.