August 25, 2023

What to Expect During a Botox or Dysport Treatment at Oceanside Medical

The team at Oceanside Medical is dedicated to helping you achieve your desired results when visiting us for Botox or Dysport treatment. Prior to your appointment, it is advised that you speak with our experienced medical staff about whether either of these treatments is right for you and what kind of results should be expected.

Understanding Botox and Dysport: How They Work

Botox and Dysport are both forms of botulinum toxin, a purified form of the neurotoxin produced by the bacterium Clostridium Botulinum. When injected into certain facial muscles near wrinkles on the face, these treatments relax the muscles that cause wrinkles, creating a smoother skin appearance. The treatments can also be used to reduce underarm sweating (hyperhidrosis).

During Treatment: What to Expect

When you arrive for your Botox or Dysport treatment at Oceanside Medical, you can expect a comfortable and professional atmosphere. After discussing the areas of your face that will be treated, our experienced medical staff will cleanse and prep the area before administering small injections of the botulinum toxin. During the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort but this should be minimal.

Our medical team will then discuss with you how to take care of your skin following treatment and what kind of results you can expect. The full effects of the Botox or Dysport treatments will not be seen until a few days after the injections are administered. Aftercare instructions, such as refraining from strenuous activities and avoiding direct exposure to the sun, will be provided.

At Oceanside Medical, we want you to feel confident in your decision to have Botox or Dysport treatments. We are dedicated to providing a safe and comfortable atmosphere for our patients so that they can achieve their desired results.

Preparing for Your Appointment

  • Speak with your doctor to determine if Botox or Dysport is right for you.
  • Avoid taking ibuprofen, aspirin, and other anti-inflammatory medications two weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Refrain from drinking alcohol the day before and after treatment.
  • Stop using any skincare products that contain retinol, glycolic acid, or alpha-hydroxy acid one week before your appointment.
  • Wear minimal makeup on the day of your treatment.
  • Bring a list of any medications you are taking to your appointment for reference.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early so you have time to fill out paperwork and discuss any questions or concerns with our medical staff.

Customized Treatment Plan

The medical staff at Oceanside Medical will work with you to create an individualized treatment plan that best suits your needs and expectations. Our team will assess the areas of concern, discuss any possible risks or side effects, and explain what kind of results should be expected from the Botox or Dysport treatment. After the procedure has been completed, our medical staff will discuss any aftercare instructions with you.

At Oceanside Medical, we are devoted to providing quality care and ensuring our patient’s comfort and satisfaction. We strive to ensure that all of your questions and concerns have been addressed prior to your treatment, so you can feel assured that you are in the best hands when undergoing Botox or Dysport treatment at Oceanside Medical. Contact us today to learn more about how these treatments can improve your appearance and confidence.

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