5 Things To Know Before Getting Botox

Hearing the word “Botox” can present many different images in people’s minds. People often fail to realize that the term Botox itself is a brand name, not even the procedure. With this starting point, it is no surprise that there are many things people don’t know about getting botox. 

There is often a reliance on what is seen in tv shows and movies, but we’re here to provide the expertise you need to feel confident about your decision. Our team at O’Neill Plastic Surgery works to give you the best option to feel confident in the skin you’re in. 

Things To Note Before Getting Botox 

There Are Different Variables To The Cost 

There is no set cost for what you’ll pay if you decide to get a botox treatment. When you come in for a consultation, you can discuss the location and the amount of movement you would like post-treatment. We will have suggestions and ideas based on the look you are trying to achieve. Once those decisions have been made, you can learn more about the final cost based on the amount of product needed to achieve the look. 

Consider The Possible Side Effects 

Like any cosmetic treatment, there are side effects to consider with getting botox. Sometimes, you may encounter pain, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. Asymmetry and incomplete results can happen, and this indicates that you may need a touch-up at the 2-week mark. If you are experiencing droopy eyelids or an infection at the injection site, it may be time to contact your doctor to see what you should do. 

The Procedure Results Won’t Last Forever

Botox procedures are not going to give you results forever, and you will return back to baseline movement after 3-4 months. This is why we often recommend multiple sessions to maintain the look you are trying to achieve. 

Your Post-Procedure Care Is Very Important 

While the doctor you trust should provide the best possible care during the procedure, you must be trusted to care for yourself afterward. Sometimes the only problems come from a lack of post-procedure care. We will explain what you should do following the procedure to stay healthy and in line with the necessities to keep the botox as pristine as possible. 

You Won’t Lose Your Expressions 

People often fear botox because their faces will be stuck emotionless. This is a myth! You can still make all the expressions of emotion you always have. The effects of getting botox also fade over time, so you will get even more motion back after time has passed. 

Botox is a great option for people looking to feel confident in their skin! Once you understand even more about the procedure before getting Botox, you can make the decision with all of the information necessary. Are you interested in our schedule for getting botox? Our team at O’Neill Plastic Surgery can help you get on the schedule and answer any further questions you may have. Check out our website or give us a call at (843) 881-2130 for more information. 

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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