Encore Medical Rejuvenation

What do I need to know before getting Botox?


What do I need to know before getting Botox?


How To Prepare for Botox Treatment

To prepare for Botox injections from Encore Medical Rejuvenation in Edmonton, there are some things you can do beforehand.

Get a Consultation

A consultation with one of the doctors at Encore will provide an opportunity to discuss your concerns, desired outcomes, and any questions you may have. Also, the consultation gives the doctor the opportunity to perform an examination of the areas you wish to treat with Botox as well as observe your health and age. Your Encore doctor can then confirm through this assessment if, in fact, Botox is right for you. This helps you understand the procedure, set realistic expectations, and ensure you’re comfortable with your Encore doctor and your Botox treatment.

Avoid certain medications

During your consultations, your Encore doctor will need to be made aware of any medications you are currently taking. Some medications, such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or blood-thinning drugs, can increase the risk of bruising during injections. Your Encore doctor will know which medications are safe to take during a Botox treatment and will advise you accordingly. They will make recommendations on adjusting or stopping these medications prior to your getting Botox.

Be hydrated

It sounds simple, but proper hydration offers great help with the healing process. Before your treatment, drink plenty of water in the days leading up to your appointment.

Avoid alcohol and caffeine

Sometimes it’s not easy to do, but avoiding alcohol and caffeine before you get Botox can reduce the risk of bruising. It’s best to avoid consuming them in excess for a few days before your appointment, if possible.

Wash your face

On the day of your Botox injection appointment, arrive with a clean face that is free of make-up. This allows the practitioner to properly assess your skin and perform the injections.

Ask Questions

During the appointment, make sure you communicate with your physician. At Encore Medical Rejuvenation, we encourage you to voice your goals along with any specific concerns you have. Sometimes, during consultation, not all questions are brought up at once. If you think of something that wasn’t addressed during your initial consult, please ask and let your Encore doctor know. The more information and better communication we have with our patients, the better we can ensure the best possible results for them. This communication helps your Encore doctor tailor the treatment to your needs and achieve the desired results.

Contact Encore Medical Rejuvenation to Book Your Consultation

If you haven’t already, let’s get you started on your path to your first Botox treatment. Contact our Medical Spa in Edmonton to schedule your consultation with one of Encore’s medical physicians.