Botox is a popular anti-aging facial treatment. This cosmetic dermatology procedure is appropriate for patients who want to mitigate the appearance of moderate wrinkles and fine lines in a nonsurgical way.
Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgery shows that Botox is currently the most popular non-surgical cosmetic procedure in the country.
At the time of the pre-treatment consultation, the Botox provider will explain its usage and effectiveness to the patient. The primary objective of a committed provider will be to enable the patient to make an enlightened choice.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists, led by Dr. Gregg Reger, provides Botox medical spa treatment to patients in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and surrounding communities.
Evaluating the Patient’s Requirements
At the time of the initial consultation, the Botox provider will evaluate the patient’s reasons for seeking this treatment. They will identify the facial sites where aging signs are most obvious and can be addressed with Botox.
The provider may recommend Botox as an appropriate treatment option if the patient is unhappy about moderate lines and wrinkles occurring from the activity of underlying dynamic facial muscles.
However, if the patient seeks a more sustainable solution to treat loose facial skin or address facial volume loss, the provider may recommend soft tissue fillers or another more appropriate treatment option instead of Botox.
The Botox provider will explain various aspects about Botox injectables to the patient including label and non-label uses, approximate longevity of the results, and potential complications and side-effects of the treatment.
The treatment provider may also use the pre-treatment consultation as an opportunity to help the patient develop reasonable expectations from the Botox injectable med spa procedure. They may display Botox before and after images to the patient to enable them to understand the procedure results more thoroughly.
The patient may be a suitable candidate for Botox if they feel satisfied with the provider’s explanation as well as have a positive mindset and reasonable expectations. In addition, the provider may present testimonials from previous patients to offer the new patient insights on Botox from the perspective of another patient.
The provider will assess the patient as a candidate for Botox during the initial consultation. They will ask the patient if they have any history of skin allergies or whether they have received a botulinum toxin-based procedure in the past six months.
They will evaluate the level of skin laxity, eyelid droopiness, forehead muscle weakness, and assess the facial skin for any indications of infection. They may ask women who are pregnant or nursing to avoid this procedure.
The provider may recommend dermal fillers in combination with Botox if the patient needs more volume in specific areas of the face.
The treatment provider will ask the patient to avoid smoking for a few days before the Botox treatment if they are a smoker. In addition, the patient will need to discontinue any blood thinning medications for some days before the procedure.
The provider will also explain post-treatment care to the patient at the time of the consultation. The patient should openly ask any questions that may have regarding the treatment or the provider’s credentials during the Botox consultation to make a well-considered decision.
Reger Vein and Skin Specialists receives patients from Spring, TX, The Woodlands, and nearby areas for Botox injectable medical spa treatment.
During a consultation at Reger Vein and Skin Specialists with Gregg Reger MD in The Woodlands, our team will be happy to explain more in detail what procedures and treatments would be the best fit for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more 832-585-0090.
Serving patients in The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Texas and surrounding areas.