Botox received the FDA’s approval in 2002, and it has since become one of the most sought-after non-surgical treatments to mitigate signs of facial aging. An ideal Botox candidate is someone who has creases and lines even with no facial expression.
This med spa injectable procedure can mitigate mild to moderate facial wrinkles and lines that occur because of muscle movement in the face. During the Botox consultation, the injection provider will inform the patient of the steps involved in the procedure.
Botox injectable treatment usually involves a single session and takes nearly 20 minutes to complete. The patient can resume their routine right after the treatment. Dr. Q Medical Spa, led by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) provides Botox injections to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.
Learn about Botox
The patient should seek a certified Botox provider to administer the injections, who should preferably be a board certified plastic surgeon.
In addition, the patient should research the Botox treatment online or by speaking to people who have received this procedure previously. The candidate can make a well-informed decision with a clear comprehension of benefits and limitations of the procedure.
Select a Botox Provider
After understanding more about the Botox treatment, the patient should identify an advanced medical spa that is well-equipped to provide Botox professionally and safely. It is advisable to choose a med spa that is under the leadership of a board certified cosmetic surgeon.
This will ensure that the med spa follows best practices and the latest safety guidelines while providing patients with excellent care.
Disclosure of Information
The patient should openly disclose all relevant information that the treatment provides requires during the Botox consultation. They should openly disclose to the provider if they are presently using any sleeping pills, muscle relaxants or allergy medications.
In case the patient regularly uses blood thinning meds such as aspirin, they will need to discontinue the use of these drugs for some days prior to their Botox injectable treatment to mitigate the risk of bleeding and bruising. Furthermore, the patient will need to stop smoking for a few days before the Botox injections.
An experienced Botox provider will take only a few minutes to inject the medication. Initially, the provider will mark the treatment areas on the face and disinfect the skin by applying a mild cleansing solution. They will make sure that the patient is comfortable by applying a topical numbing cream as anesthesia is not necessary for this procedure.
The treatment provider uses a fine gauge microneedle to deliver the Botox precisely into the hyperactive facial muscles which are leading to the formation of wrinkles on the outer surface. Botox is meant to treat frown lines and crow’s feet around the eyes.
The provider may also use it to treat non-label areas as well depending on the patient’s requirements. The treatment of one particular muscle requires one to three injections.
The patient should not lie down for around four hours following Botox injections. In addition, they should not massage the treated area for a minimum of 12 hours after the injections. Dr. Q Medical Spa receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for Botox injections.
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in the Rancho Mirage, Palm Springs, Palm Desert and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) by clicking here or calling 760-324-2660.